Tom Bossert, assistant to the President for homeland security and counterterrorism, said the cyber priorities of the administration focus on securing federal networks and data, and protecting critical infrastructure.
The Homeland Security Department is working with the administration to support President Donald Trump’s cyber priorities, including protection of critical infrastructure and strengthening the cyber workforce.
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The Trump administration’s government reorganization directly impacts federal agencies, but Congress will have its work cut out as lawmakers balance their own jurisdictional priorities with policy and personnel changes.
Congress has been criticized for kicking the can down the road when it comes to federal spending, but as the government shutdown clocks ticks closer to midnight — and agencies dust off their contingency plans — some are wondering if that kicked can might be the best option right now.
If you’re a federal employee, the budget proposal comes with some interesting policy ideas. You probably won’t like them.
Internal Revenue Service watchdogs say the agency could do more in terms of taxpayer services if it had more human and financial resources. The White House proposed a fiscal 2018 budget of $10.9 billion, a cut of roughly $300 million from 2017 funding levels.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Inspector General in its FY 2017 management challenges report, said the agency needs to get a better handle on its workforce and workload, otherwise it’s “unclear” whether the loss of personnel is really all that bad for the agency. Cybersecurity, and oversight of states, territories and tribal areas, are also issues facing the department.
President Donald Trump unveiled details about his plan to privatize air traffic control. Instead of the FAA handling all aspects of general aviation, a non-profit entity would handle shift service and “route efficiency,” and leave safety to the federal government.
Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin said the agency is not privatizing, but additions to the Choice program will help create more comprehensive programs and partnerships to provide veterans with the best care.