In today’s Federal Newscast, two Senators introduce legislation to the Veterans Affairs Department address its 45,000 vacancies.
The House Armed Services’ Personnel Subcommittee suggests a 2.4 percent increase in military pay and 17,000 more troops for the Army.
The Senate Armed Services Committee’s version of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act cuts funding for several software programs the panel sees as underperforming, and implements what congressional officials say are corrective measures to DoD’s IT buying habits.
Senate lawmakers let a third set of amendments to be added to the Defense Authorization bill, including the Modernizing Government Technology Act.
The Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act made it through the defense authorization bill conference intact.
The Senate wants a two-year pilot program to set up online commercial marketplaces.