While the Defense Department balances the threat of sequestration with additional spending money from the White House, some members of Congress are looking at ways to support military members and their families.
Trump’s 2017 supplemental budget goes over the legal budget caps.
The Trump administration’s plan to reduce non-defense discretionary spending by 10 percent means civilian agencies will need to look at programs and personnel, not just for this year, but for the long-term. Some fiscal observers says it’s time to consider budget process reform.
Congress is coming in better late than never to try to fund the Defense Department for 2017.
President Donald Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress offered few new insights into his management agenda, only reiterating his desire to reduce regulations.
Upcoming budget cycles in 2017 and 2018 will be unlike any other for agencies and contractors, some budget experts say. They predict the Trump administration will try to “change the rules” to overcome debates among members of Congress and cabinet leaders who can’t agree on the future of the defense and domestic spending caps.
This spring will see new acquisition reforms from the House Armed Services Committee along with hopes to pass appropriations bills.
Leaders of the bipartisan transparency caucus pledged to work together to restore public trust in open government, and to apply transparency standards evenly across the three branches of government.
Members of the inspectors general community say they are worried about the federal hiring freeze and what it could mean for OIGs efforts to combat waste, fraud and abuse.
The Defense Department has been trying to get a clear sense from the White House about what it wants and does not want in the overseas contingency operations (OCO) budget. But the last administration’s budget office left those decisions for the new administration. So now what?
Amy Schafer, a research associate at the Center for a New American Security, says the Budget Control Act is putting Marine Corps aviators’ lives in danger. They’ve experienced a spike in training accidents. Schafer tells Federal News Radio’s Eric White on Federal Drive with Tom Temin how budget constraints affect Marine pilots.
Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) offered his first insights into his management ideas during his two-committee marathon nomination hearings to be the next director of the Office of Management and Budget.
Sequestration and philosophical differences among politicians have lead to a big unresolved question over military capacity.
About 1,300 members of the U.S. Air Force, including members of the Air Force Band, Honor Guard, Reserve, National Guard and Academy, will participate in the 58th Inauguration Day. Some 1,000 members provide ceremonial support on site, while another 300 work off site on behind-the-scenes logistics and planning. Joint Base Andrews gave the media a preview of the role that the Air Force District of Washington will play Jan. 20.