As the IRS looks to implement its new long-term strategy and sees a spending boost on the horizon from Congress, David Kautter, the agency's acting commissioner, plans to hire 1,700 full-time additional employees ahead of next year's tax filing season.
The President's Budget for 2019 proposes a nearly $6 billion funding cut to the Agriculture Department, which is undergoing an agencywide reorganization and IT modernization initiative.
Leadership is changing in six congressional committees with jurisdictions that could affect the way feds do business governmentwide.
President Barack Obama signed the continuing resolution Thursday, which Congress passed yesterday. The measure keeps the government functioning through Dec. 9.
The Homeland Security Department once again awarded Raytheon a massive cyber contract eight months after a protest required the agency to pull back its initial award. The DOMino program will supports DHS’ EINSTEIN and other cyber programs as House lawmakers plan to debate the agency’s fiscal 2017 budget.
Leaders of R&D components of DHS detailed technological projects and innovation processes at a Senate Homeland Security Subcommittee budgetary hearing.
The Government Accountability Office and the Congressional Budget Office defended their increased budget requests to Congress, emphasizing the amount of returns on the investment each agency brings back to the government.
UPDATED: A key Senate committee approved an amendment today to give federal employees no less than 10 years of identity and credit-monitoring services and $5 million in liability protection for related damages.
Katherine Archuleta, the director of the Office of Personnel Management, told Senate Appropriations Committee lawmakers that she is demanding better performance by Winvale and CSID in how the vendors are answering questions from current and retired employees about the data breach. Archuleta also said the breach suffered by KeyPoint Government Solutions in August 2014 gave hackers access to OPM’s network.
DHS says it found out about the Heartbleed vulnerability at the same time everyone else did. But unlike most other organizations, it had to wade through layers of legal negotiations before it could help federal agencies fix the cyber vulnerability in their own systems.
NIST, charged with developing the nation's first-ever cybersecurity baseline for critical infrastructure, says its job is to provide technical assistance to companies, but industry itself must lead the way. Gen. Keith Alexander said NSA will review the use of contractors.
Pentagon says it will use its limited budget flexibility to compensate for unexpected war costs, not to blunt sequestration. Services continue to warn Congress about how budget cuts are impacting readiness.
Senate Democrats and Republicans released a 2013 government funding bill Monday that includes language to extend the federal pay freeze through the end of the calendar year, while providing additional funding for domestic priorities like health research and highway projects.
Obama administration officials are painting a bleak picture of how federal agencies would fare under sequestration, the automatic budget cuts slated to go into effect in two weeks. The Senate Appropriations Committee heard testimony from several Obama administration officials about the consequences of the cuts, which are set to take effect March 1. However, Danny Werfel, controller of the Office of Management and Budget, emphasized to the committee that employee furloughs would not be immediate.