2021 budget

For DoD, new flexibility for IT spending is a test of trust with Congress

Early signs suggest Congress is ready to let DoD expand pilot programs that use colorless appropriations for IT, but not without limitations.

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(AP Photo/Eric Gay)FILE - In this April 23, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump's name is seen on a stimulus check issued by the IRS to help combat the adverse economic effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, in San Antonio. All that aid is now gone. Yet prospects for more federal stimulus this year appear all but dead, clouding the future for the unemployed, for small businesses and for the economy as a whole.(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Agencies get more help distributing COVID-19 relief in $2.3T catch-all

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(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)The Capitol is seen in Washington, Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, as the House and Senate return to work. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

2021 spending bill: Cyber, federal buildings are winners, IT modernization is a loser

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(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana.The U.S. Capitol is seen at night after negotiators sealed a deal for COVID relief, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, in Washington. Top Capitol Hill negotiators sealed a deal Sunday on an almost $1 trillion COVID-19 economic relief package, finally delivering long-overdue help to businesses and individuals and providing money to deliver vaccines to a nation eager for them. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana.

Congress unveils details of massive $1.4T omnibus spending package

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(Getty Images/iStockphoto/fotostok_pdv)Close up of female hands counting US dollar banknotes at the table in front a laptop computer. Woman accountant with money and notebook.

Omnibus endorses 1% federal pay raise, gives feds more time to repay deferred payroll taxes

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(Getty Images/iStockphoto/fotostok_pdv)Close up of female hands counting US dollar banknotes at the table in front a laptop computer. Woman accountant with money and notebook.

Federal pay parity for civilian employees should continue in 2021, House members say

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House appropriators stay silent on federal pay for 2021

The latest budget proposal from the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government made no mention of a federal pay raise…

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2020 isn’t much fun. So let’s talk about your 2021 federal pay raise instead.

The president is already planning for a 1% federal pay raise for civilian employees for 2021, but Congress may — if it has time — pass its own proposal…

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Virginia senator worries for federal employees and contractors

Congress, having gutted out the biggest stimulus bill ever, is busier than ever.

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