Budget

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.

IT Spending Holds Steady in Trump’s Budget

Civilian agencies would get more and the Defense Department less in the president’s budget proposal.

What DOD Plans To Do With $9.6 Billion in Cyber Funding

Defense Department cyber leaders explained the 2020 budget request and offered insight into how U.S. Cyber Command is using its new acquisition authority.

Nine Major Agency Reform Proposals in Trump's 2020 Budget

Hiring surges, eliminated offices and more in the White House's latest budget blueprint.

Here’s What We Know About the Pentagon’s 2020 Budget Request

Money to extend border barriers and lavish use of the war fund are already drawing bipartisan fire.

Trump Seeks ‘Historic’ Federal Spending Cuts to Boost Defense and Border Wall

Most agencies would see significant cuts; EPA, State and Transportation would be hardest hit.