Donald Trump

  • White House wants $17.6B for cybersecurity in 2020 budget, mostly DoD

    The White House plans on spending 5 percent more to secure federal networks and data in 2020, with more than half of the funding going toward Defense Department cybersecurity. Get this story and others in today’s Federal Newscast.

  • Judges grill lawyers in suit over Trump’s DC hotel

    A federal appeals court has heard arguments in a lawsuit that claims President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by accepting profits from foreign and domestic officials through his hotel in Washington, D.C.

  • Retirement tsunami or aging in place?

    Ever since the late 1990s some experts on government matters have been predicting a tidal wave of retirements from key federal agencies. That sparked fears of a brain drain as experienced feds fled their jobs heading for the shuffle-board courts.

  • Initial IT policy goals come out in ‘skinny’ 2020 budget request

    The Trump administration is asking for 2020 funding for IT modernization at both for governmentwide and specific agency needs.

  • Pentagon may tap military pay, pensions for border wall

    A top Senate Democrat said the Pentagon is planning to tap $1 billion in leftover funds from military pay and pensions accounts to help President Donald Trump pay for his long-sought border wall.

  • GSA ordered to release FBI HQ details previously redacted in FOIA request

    A district court judge has ordered the General Service Administration to release appraisal information about the FBI’s J. Edgar Hoover Building, as well as offers GSA received for the property.

  • 2019 locality pay tables expected early spring

    A time frame has been issued for when feds can expect new locality pay tables from the Office of Personnel Management, 12 days after the president signed a 1.9 percent 2019 pay raise for civilian employees.

  • House expected to fight emergency declaration with POTUS, VP away

    Congress’ first order of business, at least in the House, is a resolution against the president’s emergency declaration to proceed with the border wall. The Firewall’s Editor in Chief David Hawkings joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss more.

  • Return of the (not so) Magnificent Six

    But if you don’t appreciate politicians trying to eliminate long-promised features of your Federal Employees Retirement System or Civil Service Retirement System packages fasten your seat belts.

  • Senator wants list of military projects affected by Trump’s emergency declaration

    In today’s Federal Newscast, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) is asking the Defense Department which military projects will lose funding due to Donald Trump diverting $3.5 billion from military construction accounts to build a wall on the southern border.