The latest budget proposal from the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government made no mention of a federal pay raise in 2020, setting up a debate over whether civilian employees will receive a House-passed 3.1% or the president’s recommended 2.6% increase next year.
More than 40 percent of House lawmakers have gone on the record in support of a federal pay raise for civilian employees in 2019.
The Senate Appropriations Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee differed from the president’s budget proposal and suggested a pay raise for civilian employees in 2019.
Less than a month into his new role, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is walking back concerns that the Trump administration would once again seek to cut the agency’s budget by nearly 30 percent.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Navy will need several more months to finish its migration to Windows 10.
The Small Business Administration is hiring temporary staff and working with FEMA and HUD as response efforts shift to disaster recovery.
When it comes to defending the country from cyber attack, Defense officials have made abundantly clear that they plan to leverage the military’s National Guard and reserve components as much as possible, including, most recently, by tasking the Army Guard and Reserve to build 21 cyber teams on top of the 133 U.S. Cyber Command had planned as part of its Cyber Mission Force.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch testified before the Senate appropriations subcommittee on the plan to expand the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, the hiring of 200 special agents and investigators for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, as well as the investment in the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network and National Firearms Act applications.
The Office of Personnel Management is considering sending an additional request to Congress asking for additional funding in 2016 to help pay for cybersecurity fixes, but members of Congress and the agency’s inspector general say that money may not be what is needed in this situation. The request may come as senators hear why OPM needs $32 million more next year for its IT modernization program.
Government making progress on cutting clearance times, but member of Congress fear backsliding.