Budget

The Defense Department Fails Its Audit Again, But Officials Have ‘No Doubt’ It Will Eventually Pass 

This was the fourth time the Pentagon completed an audit since it became a requirement in 1990. 

Biden Signs Shutdown-Averting Stopgap Spending Bill

Lawmakers have punted the shutdown threat for nine weeks, but a potential debt default looms.

White House Announces 7 TMF Awards with Big Focus on Zero Trust

Half of the awards announced publicly went to zero trust cybersecurity projects, with no funding going directly to pandemic response tech. One project remains classified.

Why Government Agencies Fail at DevSecOps—and How They Can Succeed 

Instead of seeking out short-term gains, agencies need to focus on the long-term benefits.

Shutdown in Sight as Senate Rejects Stopgap Spending Measure

Republicans block short-term funding bill that would have also paused the debt ceiling.

Democrats Announce Plan to Avert a Shutdown and Suspend the Debt Ceiling in a Single Bill

The stage is set for a showdown, with Republicans opposed to raising or suspending the debt limit.

House Homeland Security Committee Approves $865 Million for CISA

The largest chunk of funds would go toward implementing a May 12 executive order focused on cybersecurity.

House Appropriators Offer $50M for TMF But White House Wants 10 Times That

The Office of Management and Budget said it’s received more than $2 billion in proposals since getting $1 billion from the American Rescue Plan.

Cybersecurity Funding Faces Political Clash During Appropriations Markup

Republican lawmakers continue to withhold support for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency until their immigration concerns are addressed.

Report: DOD Budget Request Shows IT Increases, Shift to Information Warfare Focus

“The future character of warfare will be defined more by information than by hardware,” according to an analysis by Govini.

VA Is Asking Congress for Fewer IT Dollars in 2022 But Plans to Spend More Than in 2021

The Transformational Fund has been marinating for five years and is ready to supplement the agency’s IT spending.

House Panel Approves DHS Bill with ‘Historic’ Funding for Cybersecurity

The bill would increase the budget for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency from both the previous year’s and the president’s request for fiscal year 2022.

HHS Puts Up $80M to Increase Number and Diversity of Health IT Workforce

The four-year effort will focus on improving data collection—especially around race and ethnicity—and training a more diverse health informatics and technology workforce.