Congress

Senate Homeland Security Panel Consults With Experts on Future Cyber Info-Sharing Bill

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee is working with representatives from industry and civil liberties groups to develop potential legislation on cyber ...
Frank Kendall

DoD Sends Legislative Acquisition Proposals to Congress; Frank Kendall Comments

Frank Kendall The U.S. Defense Department has proposed seven legislative initiatives that seek to simplify rules governing military acquisition and program management, Federal News ...
Budget

OMB: Fiscal 2015 Budget Safe from Cuts

The Office of Management and Budget has announced that defense and nondefense appropriations for fiscal year 2015 are safe from sequestration cuts, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason ...
Chuck Hagel

Chuck Hagel: Pentagon Needs Predictable Funding to Meet Operational Goals

Chuck Hagel Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has said the Pentagon’s budget is an important tool for the department to deploy mission-ready forces and conduct operations globally, ...
cybersecurity

Report: Obama Pushes for ‘Stricter’ Cyber Laws in State of the Union Address

President Barack Obama’s annual State of the Union address highlighted the need for stricter cybersecurity legislation to combat cyber warfare in the wake of recent data breaches ...
Deborah Lee James

Deborah Lee James: Air Force to Renew Base Closure, Aircraft Retirement Campaigns

Deborah Lee James The U.S. Air Force will ask the new Congress for authority to shed excess infrastructure and divest aging aircraft in its fiscal 2016 budget request, Federal News ...
cybersecurity

Report: President Obama Discusses His Cybersecurity Agenda with Congressional Leaders

President Barack Obama has met with congressional leaders to promote legislation to allow public and private organizations to share cyber threat information in real time, FedTech Magazine ...
Rep. Bob Goodlatte

House Passes Cost-Cutting Bill for Implementing New Rules; Rep. Bob Goodlatte Comments

Rep. Bob Goodlatte The House of Representatives has approved a bill that calls for government agencies to implement new rules using the least costly means, FierceGovernment reported ...
Congress

Lawmakers Submit Bills to Raise Federal Worker Pay 4% in 2016

Lawmakers from the upper and lower chambers of Congress have introduced identical bills that implement a 3.8-percent across-the-board pay increase for federal employees in 2016, GovExec reported ...
budget analysis review

White House to Send Congress Proposed FY 2016 Budget Feb. 2

The White House plans to release its proposed fiscal year 2016 budget to Congress on Feb. 2, The Hill newspaper reported Wednesday. Bernie Becker writes that this would be the first ...