Budget

Lawmakers Are Setting a Tight Schedule to Avoid a Government Shutdown

Senate Democrats plan to unveil a bill Wednesday, but will hold off on a vote in an effort to rally support for it.

Department of Transportation Investing $160 Million for Tech-Centric Projects

Two programs, SMART Grants and ATTAIN, will dole out millions over five years as the Biden administration plans a U.S. transportation overhaul.

Federal IT Modernization Fund’s Financial Needs Draw Lawmaker Scrutiny

Federal CIO Clare Martorana said that the government should be operating on the “most modern technology available.”

OMB Memo Places Zero Trust at the Top of Civilian Agency Priorities

The memorandum sets up budget expectations for previously established cyber goals.

House Lawmakers Say Energy’s Scientific Research Arm Needs More Funding

The request from nearly 20 Democratic lawmakers comes as the CHIPS Act hands down billions for technological innovation.

Federal Agencies Invest More Each Year in Cloud as Benefits Outweigh Challenges

Government IT experts promoted the benefits of migrating to the cloud, even as they cautioned about the need to train employees and navigate the regulatory process.

White House Advocates Cloud Investment as a Path to Artificial Intelligence

A new report from the White House points to advanced cloud technologies to help bolster artificial intelligence R&D at the federal level.

Why Federal IT Leaders Set Aside $100M for Customer Experience

Creating a distinct pool of funding for customer experience improvement projects is part of a three-pronged strategy to show agencies the administration is serious about CX.

House Committee Boosts Defense Budget By $37B

The House Armed Service Committee’s topline is more than Biden’s budget request, but less than that of its Senate counterpart

Hiring, Body Cams, EVs for Feds and Other Takeaways From House Democrats’ 2023 Spending Priorities

Democrats differed from the president in some key respects in their initial fiscal 2023 funding bills.

Draft 2023 Spending Plan Includes $100M for Tech Modernization Fund

If approved, the appropriation would bring the fund’s total to $1.275 billion.

Survey: Majority of CISOs Aren’t Getting Cyber Investments They Want

The survey indicates cyber concerns do not always resonate with C-suite decision makers.

Defense Officials Emphasize Lab Modernization, Acquisition Reform Among Budget Priorities

Speaking before a House subcommittee, Department of Defense leaders identified critical operation areas within DOD offices that demand more federal funding to continue research and development.

Army Advocates More Funding for Modernization in Tech, Data and Weaponry

Officials testified before a Senate committee to ask for federal funding specifically to modernize and keep up with opponents like Russia and China.

CISA Points to Water Sector in Seeking $80 Million More for FEMA Grants

CISA and FEMA are currently rolling out the first of $1 billion the Homeland Security agencies got in Rescue Act funding to help state and local entities improve their cybersecurity.

Why Biden's Proposed Investment in Space Object Surveillance is a Big Deal

Space policy and technology experts weighed in on the nearly 800% increase for the Office of Space Commerce included in the FY2023 budget request.