The House has approved a $147 billion package to fund the Energy Department, veterans’ programs and the legislative branch, a day after the Senate passed the measure. It now goes to President Trump for his signature.
Congressional leaders say they have reached agreement on a plan to pass a stopgap government funding bill through Dec. 7, thereby avoiding a partial government shutdown on Oct. 1.
Each year, the Defense Department spends more than $100 billion to run its 22 defense agencies and field activities. DoD is supposed to conduct reviews every two years to decide whether those “DAFAs” are still needed.
Among the ideas on the table are funding federal agencies in two-year cycles, and changing the start of the fiscal year from Oct. 1st to Jan. 1st.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Office of Personnel Management says its starting this year’s combined federal campaign with more upgrades to the online donation system.
In today’s Federal Newscast, a new campaign from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency looks to develop new artificial intelligence technologies.
NASA’s Office of Inspector General said the agency won’t be able to continue to fund the ISS and pursue missions outside low-earth orbit without significantly more funding.
In today’s Federal Newscast, speaking to supporters last night, the president said he’s secured commitments from Congressional leaders to fund a border wall.
House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith says if Democrats take the House they will prioritize the budget.
Bloomberg Government editorial director Loren Duggan joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for an update.
On the theory that carefully calculating each unit’s operations and support costs would support better planning, the Congressional Budget Office did just that.
The Senate managed to pass several appropriations bills last week, putting it on rough par with the House. But the Defense Department’s initiative known as Deliver Uncompromised could really affect contracting.
The Pentagon is starting to build U.S. Space Command after congressional requirements.
The Senate last week passed a bill to fund the Defense Department, we all as the departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Education.