defense spending

  • IT and federal property: New and used ideas

    The 2020 president’s budget request keeps federal IT spending in 2020 about level with 2019. And the Analytical Perspectives on the budget released Monday indicate all is not well.

  • Acting director of Indian Health Service in hot water over pedophile doctor

    In today’s Federal Newscast, lawmakers want to hear from the Indian Health Service’s acting director about what he’s done to improve on an apparent failure of the agency to provide quality health care.

  • Agency cuts and boosted spending: 10 biggest stories from DoD in 2018

    Take a look back at this year’s biggest stories from the Defense Department, from proposals to cut the Fourth Estate to attempts to streamline acquisition and the passage of the one of the biggest defense budgets ever.

  • Trump signs spending plan, avoiding government shutdown

    President Donald Trump has signed an $854 billion spending bill to keep the federal government open through Dec. 7

  • Sequestration could return in 2020 without congressional action

    In today’s Federal Newscast, while Congress has adjusted spending caps to allow increases in spending, the Congressional Budget Office warns agencies will have to make cuts again if the caps aren’t adjusted beyond 2019.

  • Military budget would swell under Senate bill

    The Senate has overwhelmingly approved a sweeping defense policy bill that would pump $700 billion into the military, putting the U.S. armed forces on track for a budget greater than at any time during the decade-plus wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • $603 billion is the magic number for DoD in 2018

    The House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee Chairwoman says her subcommittee is working toward President Donald Trump’s requested budget.

  • What’s ahead for the all-volunteer military force?

    By most measures, the 44 year experiment in an all-volunteer military force has been a success. But like stocks, past performance doesn’t guarantee the future. In fact, the all-volunteer force is showing serious strains.

  • How leadership should respond to military sexual harassment

    Top leadership is where the end of sexual harassment has to start, according to Kate Hendricks Thomas, a Marine Corps veteran and assistant professor at Charleston Southern University.

  • Rob Levinson: What does $50B increase in DoD spending mean?

    The Trump administration is seeking a big increase in defense spending. Big like 10 percent, or more than $50 billion for 2018. Rob Levinson, senior defense analyst for Bloomberg Government, shares his analysis on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.