In what’s become the administration’s evergreen budget plan, the White House has again proposed that federal workers kick in more of their salary toward their retirement plan in return for smaller lifetime annuities that are frozen when they retire.
Postal unions dismissed some of the recommendations as a “shot in the dark” when the task force, led by Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, released them in December 2018.
The goal to train nearly 20% of all federal employees on cybersecurity, project management and data science skills is the Trump administration’s most clear target yet in its ongoing efforts to modernize the existing workforce.
President Donald Trump’s fiscal 2021 budget request includes $125 million for the Technology Modernization Fund and the return of the priority for agencies to move to IPv6.
As for what federal agencies actually spent on AI research last year, the White House expects to release those numbers later this year.
If history repeats itself, the budget President Donald Trump sent to Congress Monday afternoon will again be a political bombshell
President Donald Trump has officially announced his intention to Congress to give civilian employees a 1% federal pay raise in 2021. His submission of an “alternative pay plan” comes months before the typical August deadline.
The Defense Department is requesting $705.4 billion in 2021 in a budget it says will focus on dominance across the air, sea, land, space and cyberspace by investing in joint programs that bring the domains together.
As expected, the President’s Budget Request for FY 2021 contains mostly cuts to civilian agencies, with a few exceptions.
President Donald Trump’s proposed 1% across-the-board federal pay raise is an attempt to meet Congress “halfway” on the topic, as the administration also recommended more agency funding on employee performance rewards and bonuses.
While the USPS Fairness Act would remove an “onerous requirement” for USPS to pre-fund its retiree health benefits, the legislation by itself would do nothing to remedy the agency’s cash flow problems or its long-term financial position.
The budget the Pentagon will propose next week includes $5.7 billion in program cancellations throughout DoD’s “fourth estate,” in addition to more than $2 billion in programs it wants to move to the control of the military services.
Gundeep Ahluwalia, the Labor Department’s CIO, said the money spent on legacy technology has dropped by 10% over the last few years thanks in part to creating a common platform and setting guidelines.
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