Tag Archives: Budget

Chuck Rettig: IRS Speeds Up Programming, ‘Health Testing’ for IT Systems Amid Budget Uncertainty

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Chuck Rettig, commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), said the IRS has expedited “health testing” and programming work on information technology systems partly due to uncertainty over the passage of a comprehensive budget for fiscal year 2021 in Congress before a stopgap measure ends on Dec. 11th. The IRS introduced a six-year IT modernization initiative in April 2020. 

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Army to Continue Modernization Efforts Despite Topline Reductions; Lt. Gen. James Pasquarette Quoted

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The U.S. Army plans to continue fully resourcing selected modernization programs under its cross-functional teams despite potential reductions to its topline budget, Defense News reported Thursday. Lt. Gen. James Pasquarette said that leadership changes in the White House will not affect the service branch's efforts to prepare for potential topline reductions.

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Ryan McCarthy: Army Seeks to Free Up $10B More Through ‘Night Court’ in 2022

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Ryan McCarthy, secretary of the U.S. Army and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said the service intends to find $10 billion more in savings in 2022 through a “night court” process as it seeks to free up funds for modernization priorities and expects to make harder decisions in 2023.

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Jim Bridenstine Urges Senate Panel to Approve $3.2B NASA Funding for Artemis Effort

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NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, testified before a Senate panel to voice the agency’s intent to secure $3.2 billion in funding for the Artemis deep-space exploration program. The hearing comes shortly after the House voted to pass a stopgap bill to extend funding for federal agencies through December to prevent a government shutdown in October.

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Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Steven Mnuchin Agree on Continuing Resolution Ahead of FY 2021

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., have entered into an agreement to introduce a short-term spending bill to prevent a government shutdown at the start of fiscal year 2021. Mnuchin said that he and the House speaker agreed to work on a continuing resolution to extend the US government’s spending beyond Sept. 30.

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Jim Reuter on NASA’s $1.6B Request for FY 2021 Space Tech Programs

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Jim Reuter, associate administrator for NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate, has said the agency is preparing for budget uncertainties ahead of the new fiscal year which would begin on Oct. 1st. Reuter told attendees at a NASA Advisory Council meeting that the House’s appropriations bill for fiscal year 2021 includes $227 million for on-orbit satellite servicing, assembly and manufacturing operations.

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Kevin McAleenan, Former DHS Secretary, Named as AE Industrial Operating Partner; David Rowe Quoted

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AE Industrial Partners has appointed Kevin McAleenan, former acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) secretary and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, as an Operating Partner, effective immediately, to grow the company’s portfolio, AEI reported on Tuesday. He will also join the board of directors at AEI portfolio companies, Gryphon Technologies and American Pacific Corporation.

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Navy Chief Adm. Michael Gilday Asks for Higher Budget to Pursue Plans

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Adm. Michael Gilday, chief of naval operations, said the U.S. Navy needs a higher budget to comply with the Trump administration's demands, Defense News reported Tuesday. He said at the Surface Navy Association's annual symposium that the service branch's Columbia-class submarine program has been taking too much a percentage of the budget.

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