Budget

Analysts: Federal IT Budget Could Top $93 Billion In 2020

Agencies are expected to spend more on cloud, digital services and artificial intelligence over the next 18 months.

Senators Seek Pentagon Reassurance on Department’s Financial Audit

The bipartisan group is worried that the expanded duties of Defense CFO David Norquist could delay reports to Congress.

Wall Funding Remains In Limbo But Both Sides Argue For Border Security Tech

Democrats and Republicans from both chambers of Congress said they want cutting-edge tech patrolling the border but GOP members of the conference committee say they want physical barrier funding, too.

The 2020 Census Is Still in Big Trouble

The Supreme Court may decide the fate of the citizenship question that the Trump administration wants to add to the census, and cities are bracing for chaos.

Latest Bills to End Shutdown Include $25 Million Bump to Technology Modernization Fund

Previous spending packages didn’t allocate any additional money for the revolving fund.

Critical Update: Government Contracting Trends for 2019

In the latest episode of Critical Update, we address everything from OTAs to the government shutdown’s impact on contracting.

Automation Can Make Agencies' Tough Budget Decisions Easier

A few agencies are using a new technology that will help them meet these budget targets without reducing programs.

Technology Modernization Fund Gets Nothing in House-Passed Funding Bill

Though the president already threatened to veto the bill if it passes the Senate.

Report: Tech Shops Don't See Themselves Driving Change

Nearly 60 percent of civilian tech specialists cited insufficient funding as a major barrier to IT modernization.

USASpending.gov Needs Better Search and Better Data, Watchdog Says

The transparency site does not provide as much government spending data as it should, GAO said.

Lawmaker Calls for Shifting Defense Funds to Combat Cyber Threats

The Defense Department would get more bang for its buck with digital tools than “20th-century” weapons, Sen. Mark Warner said.

Fiscal 2019 Could Be 'High-Water Mark' of Defense Spending

Pentagon comptroller tells contractors group his staff is adjusting to a funding boost delivered on time.

Agencies Can’t Dine and Dash on Technology Modernization Fund, Official Says

Awards are an advance, not a grant, and the program office has ways to make sure the fund stays solvent.

How Agencies Can Calm the Fourth Quarter Spending Frenzy

Agencies need to rethink how they balance and develop their billion-dollar budgets.

How to Stop Technical Debt from Eating Your IT Budget

Before federal agencies can modernize, they need to figure out how to tackle the workarounds in old systems.