If you want to get an inkling of why the federal budget process takes so long, just watch a typical budget hearing.
Navy’s personnel IT budget rises by 77 percent in 2018 and is expected to more than double by 2020 to support a “transformation” of the personnel system dubbed Sailor 2025.
After years of people complaining that nothing was getting done because of gridlock between Congress and the White House, suddenly lots of federal workers and retirees are now worried that gridlock will go away.
The Navy’s 2018 budget doesn’t even begin to build the 350-ship fleet officials say is needed. Instead, it prioritizes readiness over growth.
Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the budget proposal could eliminate the so-called Social Security supplement now available to feds who are forced to retire earlier because of stressful, dangerous jobs.
The Trump administration’s Defense budget proposal envisions billions of dollars in savings from more oversight on IT, base closures, health care reforms and plane tickets.
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.
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue told federal employees he won’t seek workforce cuts as part of the agency-by-agency government reorganization called for by President Donald Trump.
President Donald Trump signed his first piece of major legislation Friday, a $1 trillion spending bill to keep the government operating through September.
Trump signed the $1 trillion spending bill keeping government open through September.
Besides proportioning DoD’s appropriations into roughly the same accounts officials had asked for, the plan includes a 2.1 percent pay raise for both military members and civilians.
The Trump administration’s first 100 days concludes with several policy initiatives and agreeing to a budget plan to avoid a government shutdown.
Republicans controlling the House have unveiled a stopgap bill to keep the government open past a shutdown deadline of midnight Friday.
Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney has echoed the sentiment of President Donald Trump on the possibility of a government shutdown this week.
Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says now that EPA is handing out buyouts, it’s likely other agencies will follow suit.