Budget

House Approves 3.1% Pay Raise and Blocks OPM Furloughs, Merger

Lawmakers dealt the Trump administration’s proposal to merge OPM and GSA another setback.

House Panel Advances Spending Bill With 3.1% Pay Raise for Feds

The measure also would block the Trump administration’s plan to merge the Office of Personnel Management with the General Services Administration.

DHS Would Get At Least $2.9B for Tech, Cyber Under House Proposal

The draft spending bill would set aside funding for new technologies at the border and a couple billion for the government’s central cybersecurity agency.

It’s Not Just the Citizenship Question—the Digital Divide Could Hurt the Count of Latinos in the Census

Fear of government, a question about citizenship, and uncertain internet connections have created the perfect storm for an undercount of the Latino population, a new report argues.

House Appropriators Take Aim at Some of the Pentagon’s Most Ambitious Tech Ideas

The new Congress is cold on many of the Pentagon’s most elaborate projects and plans.

CBO: Space Force Could Cost $3B Up Front, $1.3B Annually

The new independent analysis comes as lawmakers weigh the creation of a new branch of the military.

Lawmakers Worry DHS’ 2020 Budget ‘Shortchanges the Future’

The department's Science and Technology Directorate would be forced to close multiple research facilities to accommodate the 30% budget cut.

IRS’ Plan to Modernize Old Tech Will Cost About $2.5 Billion

The agency is seeking $290 million this year as part of a six-year modernization plan.

114 Lawmakers Push to Fund Clean Energy Research

The group wants $500 million for the Energy Department’s advanced research projects agency, which would be eliminated under the White House’s 2020 budget request.

Automation Will Be a Requirement of a Shrinking Workforce, Not Its Cause, Officials Say

While the budget focuses on reducing headcount, officials said that isn’t the goal of pushing more automation.

New Pay Systems, More Temporary Employees Headline Civil Service Reforms in Trump’s Budget

Under a never-before-used provision of the 1990 Federal Employees Pay Comparability Act, the White House promises action on special pay systems this year.

Trump's 2020 Budget Would Cut Non-Defense R&D by $10 Billion

The request comes as the administration urges agencies to double down on research in artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies.

White House Requests More Than $17.4 Billion for Federal Cyber Efforts

Under the president’s 2020 budget proposal, the Pentagon’s cyber coffers would grow while funds for some civilian agencies dry up.