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Contractor Pay Cap Going Up 10%

The U.S. government could pay individual top private contractor executives as much as $763,029 despite efforts to reform private sector pay caps, the Washington Post reports. In April, the Office of Federal Procurement Policy raised the federal cap on reimbursement to contracting executives 10 percent from $693,951. Moira Mack, an Office …

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NSTIC Spending Bills Prompt White House Veto Threat

The White House threatened to veto House and Senate funding bills for the National Institute of Standards and Technology, claiming they do not provide enough funding for one of the agency’s cybersecurity programs, FierceGovernment IT reports. House and Senate appropriations committees both passed bills for NIST’s fiscal 2013 budget, allotting …

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House DHS Spending Bill Cuts $484M For FY 2013

The House Appropriations Committee’s fiscal year 2013 homeland security spending bill reduces current spending levels by $484 million to $39.12 billion, The Hill newspaper reports. Twelve spending bills such as the DHS bill will make their way through Congress go to vote in the coming weeks. While the DHS proposed …

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