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James Mattis Urges Congress to Authorize Extra $30B in Defense Funds for FY 2017

Defense Secretary James Mattis has urged Congress to approve President Donald Trump’s request for an additional $30 billion to fund defense programs, DoD News reported Wednesday. Lisa Ferdinando writes Mattis told the Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee at a meeting held Wednesday the budget request is the first step in a three-part, multi-year effort to increase defense readiness. …

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President Trump Signs Bill to Fund NASA’s Deep Space Exploration Programs

President Donald Trump has signed into law a bill that authorizes funding for NASA’s deep-space exploration and discovery missions in the 2017 budget cycle. The NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017 requires the space agency to develop and implement a deep space human exploration plan and invest in science, technology and aeronautics programs, the White House said …

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OMB’s Mick Mulvaney: White House Could Release Detailed Budget Plan in May

Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, has said President Donald Trump plans to release a detailed version of his budget plan in May that will include a strategy to address U.S. deficits, Reuters reported Sunday. Valerie Volcovici writes Mulvaney told NBC’s “Meet the Press” in an interview the White House does not expect the …

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Reports: Trump Proposes $1.1T Federal Budget for FY 2018, Requests $30B in FY 2017 Supplemental Military Funds

President Donald Trump has proposed to Congress a $1.1 trillion budget for fiscal year 2018 and requested $30 billion in supplemental military funds for FY 2017, Defense News reported Thursday. Joe Gould writes the White House’s FY 2018 budget plan would provide the Defense Department with $639 billion, which includes $574 billion for DoD’s base …

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Trump Inks Executive Order on Govt Reorganization

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that would require federal agencies to merge functions and cancel unnecessary agencies, components and programs as part of a governmentwide reorganization, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Jason Miller writes the EO would ask agencies to draft and submit a reorganization plan to the Office of …

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OMB: Federal Agencies Reported 30,899 Cybersecurity Incidents to DHS in FY 2016

A report from the Office of Management and Budget says federal agencies reported 30,899 cybersecurity incidents to the Department of Homeland Security‘s U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team during fiscal year 2016. Grant Schneider, acting federal chief information security officer, wrote in a White House blog post that the annual Federal Information Security Modernization …

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Senate Bill Would Direct DHS to Assist State, Local Agencies in Cybersecurity Efforts

Sens. Gary Peters (D-Michigan) and David Perdue (R-Georgia) have introduced a bill that would require the Department of Homeland Security to help state and local authorities address cyber threats, Nextgov reported Thursday. Joseph Marks writes the bill would direct the DHS’ main cyber operations unit to cooperate with non-federal government officials in efforts to identify potential cyber …

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