Budget

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.

Biden’s Proposed Budget Is a Step in the Right Direction for Emerging Tech

The administration must engage cutting-edge tech companies that will drive economic prosperity and keep the U.S. ahead of its adversaries. 

Defense Officials Tout Proposed Tech Investments But Senators Focus on Divestments

Senate Armed Services Committee lawmakers focused on the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan.

Government’s Contract Spending Reached Record High in Fiscal 2020

Fiscal 2020 is the fifth straight year of increased government contract spending, according to Bloomberg Government.

Where’s the DOD IT Budget Breakdown?

The previous two administrations released separate DOD IT budget documentation going back to at least 2013, but the Biden administration has not yet done the same.

Biden’s R&D Budget Proposals Look to the Future Not the Now, Experts Say

The request includes spending that could considerably impact America’s scientific enterprise—and stakeholders are feeling cautiously optimistic. 

Why Government Needs More than Money to Fix Cybersecurity Issues

A bigger budget has its numerous benefits but it doesn’t magically scale teams or thwart threats.

Biden Budget Ups Request for Civilian Agencies’ Cybersecurity

The president’s funding proposal also puts numbers on the National Cyber Director’s Office and other priority cybersecurity areas.

Biden’s Pentagon Budget Request Focuses on R&D, Forward-Leaning Investments

But getting Congress on board with plans to divest in legacy platforms to fund new capabilities will be a challenge.

Biden Budget Boosts Federal IT Spending

The request would add another $500 million to the Technology Modernization Fund.

Senators Seek to Get Pentagon to Achieve a Clean Audit

A bipartisan bill would penalize the Defense Department for failing. 

Biden Expected to Unveil Full Budget Proposal Next Week, Without a Permanent OMB Director 

A veteran Capitol Hill staffer has been serving as the acting head of the Office of Management and Budget. 

Lawmakers Call for Pentagon to Prioritize Cyber Investments

Rep. Jim Langevin suggested in a hearing the Defense Department has not elevated its focus on the cyber domain enough. 

Secret Service Director Calls for More Staffing, Retention and Cybersecurity Funding 

The director thanked employees for their hard work and resilience over the past year. 

Coalition Urges Congress to Boost Funding for Census Modernization

A group of Census experts and data users are asking appropriators to provide $2 billion in funding to the Census Bureau in fiscal 2022.

White House Endorses Inclusion of Cybersecurity in Water Infrastructure Bill 

A recent attempt by hackers to poison the water supply in a Florida town prompted calls for more resources.

House Solarium Commission Members Press for More CISA Funding

“Congress was right to give the agency new authorities that allow it to better defend our interests in cyberspace, but without requisite funding, we’re setting CISA up for failure," the lawmakers wrote.