As the Biden administration had been signaling for some time, its proposed Defense budget for 2022 is essentially flat. Should it come to pass, it would force some difficult questions and choices for the Pentagon.
The Biden administration is asking for a 2.4% increase and a 14% increase in federal IT and cybersecurity spending, respectively, in fiscal 2022.
The administration’s first full budget request it released Friday would give the IRS $13.2 billion, a more than 10% increase for current levels.
DoD's 2022 budget would more than triple its use of a pilot program for "colorless" software appropriations. Most of the increase would come from including the Navy's billion-dollar NGEN program.
The budget gets rid of the overseas contingency operations account and divests $2.8 billion in legacy systems.
The Biden administration will recommend a 2.7% federal pay raise for civilian federal employees in 2022. The president's budget request also outlines a few steps agencies will take to recruit more young talent and improve federal internships.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has experienced several consecutive years of budget boosts, and 2022 may be no different. But unlike prior years, VA is seeking more funding for veterans homelessness, research and infrastructure upgrades.
The Biden administration's proposal puts money in naval power and gamechanging technologies.
Nearly all civilian agencies would see double-digit spending increases next year, according to the Biden administration's 2022 budget request, which officials previewed Friday.
The Biden administration is expected to propose a 2.7% federal pay raise for civilian employees in 2022, well above the 1% bump workers received this year.