The Senate defense appropriations bill give DoD more than $100 billion in research and development spending.
Despite a proposed nearly $700 million budget decrease and several consolidations, the Justice Department wants more FTEs in fiscal 2020.
Congressional leaders say they have reached agreement on a plan to pass a stopgap government funding bill through Dec. 7, thereby avoiding a partial government shutdown on Oct. 1.
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.
In today’s Federal Newscast, after spending 2017 with low budgets, the head of the Coast Guard says his service is now punching at the middleweight class.
President Donald Trump’s fiscal 2018 budget request suggests personnel cuts at the majority of the 24 largest federal agencies. But the Homeland Security Department is one of the few that could undergo a bit of a hiring spree next year.
VA says it wants to significantly expand the health care services it offers through telehealth technologies — voice, video, instantaneous record-sharing — but it’s hampered by state laws that require providers to be licensed in the same states as their patients.
The departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs certified to Congress that their electronic health records could finally exchange data in a meaningful way. But lawmakers aren’t satisfied with that assertion.
New reports by the agency’s inspector general and a private company, called Security Scorecard, both highlight the space agency’s struggles around management and to control malware on their network.
The Senate Appropriations Committee rejected an amendment that would give the Office of Personnel Management an extra $37 million to make IT upgrades sooner rather than later. Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) offered the amendment. She said OPM needs to fix its IT infrastructure immediately and described the amendment as “emergency funding”. Zal Azmi is president and chief operating officer for IMTAS Technologies and former chief information officer at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose that agencies need to rethink cybersecurity entirely.