Budget

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.

‘Unprecedented’ Government Spending Spree Picks Up Speed

The federal government could spend close to half its appropriated budget in the final fiscal quarter, which ends Sept. 30.

Lawmakers Have One More Shot To Raise Modernization Fund Ceiling

As the administration awaits word on additional funding, officials say they have about a dozen projects under consideration.

Lawmakers Bash the President’s Federal Pay Freeze Plan

Plus a familiar face gets confirmed as the Energy Department’s first assistant secretary for cybersecurity.

Lawmakers Want the Cyber Vulnerabilities Register Improved

Irregular funding has forced the vulnerability database to focus on short-term problems, they say.

Senators Stuck in Washington Focus on Elections

The Senate also passed an $860 million “minibus” funding bill.

Get Ready for a Massive Government Spending Spree

A combination of factors will see federal agencies trying to spend as much as 40 percent of their budgets in the final two months of the fiscal year.

White House Sets Top Research & Development Priorities for 2020

Expect artificial intelligence, quantum computing and space travel to get budgetary attention in fiscal 2020.

Senators Want to Double Funding for Putting Commercial Drones in the Air

A bipartisan amendment would double 2019 funding for FAA’s efforts to integrate drones into national airspace.

White House Chides Senate For Not Funding Modernization Fund

The administration says the Senate version of the Financial Services and General Government spending bill is too high but doesn’t cover priorities.

Here’s What Treasury’s Data Lab Found in 10 Years of Federal Contracting Data

Year after year, 6 to 8 percent of contract spending is obligated in the final week of the fiscal year.

Officials: Here’s How Not to Screw Up a $50 Billion Networking Contract

The Enterprise Infrastructure Services contract is a great opportunity for agencies to modernize, but they need to focus on people and planning to do it right.

GSA Seeks Industry Feedback to Better Harness Tech Spending Data

The government wants to get a better grip on the money it invests in IT and digital services.

Congress Questions Trump's ZTE Deal

Plus the other goodies tucked into the National Defense Authorization Act federal employees need to know.

Technology Modernization Fund Board Doesn't Want Boring Proposals

Agencies that want a shot at funding had better make their proposals interesting.

The Tech Targeted in Trump’s Rescission Request

The $15 billion request would cancel funding for two technology loan programs.