Rep. Steny Hoyer said he will make the case to fellow lawmakers that it’s the wrong time to cut federal employee benefits as the unemployment rate is low.
President Donald Trump’s budget request sent to Congress May 23 calls for an increase of $1.6 billion for federal technology programs and projects.
The President’s full 2018 budget proposal offers a 1.9 percent pay raise for civilian employees and a 2.1 percent raise to members of the military. But federal employee unions and organizations say the raise does little to undo the damage the President’s proposed cuts to federal retirement benefits will have on current employees and retirees and future government workers. The budget also details workforce reductions at some agencies.
President Donald Trump’s fiscal 2018 budget will request money for the central IT modernization fund and outline more specifics about how agencies can apply for money.
Many of the ideas President Donald Trump outlined in his March budget blueprint remain the same in his final budget proposal, which he released Tuesday. But federal employees will notice other proposals that are new — and have the potential to impact them directly.
The Office of Management and Budget and the Department of Homeland Security led a much more coordinated and informed defense against the WannaCry cyber attack that began May 12.
Senate appropriators continue to be concerned about the Modernizing Government Technology Act, particularly letting each agency have a working capital fund.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s CFO said offices should continue to follow April 2017 hiring guidance, while the agency prepares its FY2017 enacted operating plan for Congress.
Pay freeze for certain political officials has been extended by legislation, according to OMB memo. Those affected will be barred from pay increases past executive 2013 levels until the end of the calendar year through Jan. 6, 2018.
In today’s Federal Newscast, state and local governments, non-profits, universities, and other recipients of federal money, get more time to align their procurement standards with the Office of Management and Budget’s changing oversight rules.
Based on what’s happened so far in 2017, budget expert Stan Collender said the administration is already behind schedule on budgets and appropriations as far ahead as 2019, and the tactics Republican lawmakers are using make catching up unlikely.
April Chen, a senior product manager for Iron Mountain, said agencies should start by assessing their current classification schemes and taxonomies to understand if they need to be updated or even rebuilt entirely.
The Cloud Center of Excellence this week will release a draft best practices guide that will give agency contracting officers, chief information officers and CFOs a new way of thinking about and buying cloud services.
President Donald Trump’s much anticipated and long-waited executive order refocuses agencies’ cybersecurity efforts and further details the new American Technology Council’s role.
In part two of Federal News Radio’s special report on the DATA Act, experts say the common spending standards can help agencies with their missions, and are trying to understand what it will take to reach full compliance by 2022.