The Government Accountability Office has found that the Department of Defense and military services have implemented practices to mitigate the effects of a continuing resolution, such as delaying nonessential training and purchases and commencing start dates of service contracts after the fiscal year’s first quarter. The congressional watchdog also found a slowdown in the hiring of defense civilian employees.Read More »
Nand Mulchandani, chief technology officer at the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC), said JAIC considers the joint warfighting mission initiative as its flagship product and is working to identify ways to transform how the country will go to war. He also discussed the impact of a continuing resolution on JAIC’s joint warfighting programs.Read More »
The House Appropriations Committee has proposed a continuing resolution that would fund government operations through Dec. 11th in order to prevent a government shutdown once the new fiscal year begins in October. The bill would appropriate funds for the U.S. Navy to award a contract to facilitate the procurement of two Columbia-class submarines.Read More »
The Congressional Budget Office has released a report that assesses the effects of the five-week partial government shutdown on the federal budget and economy. CBO estimates that the partial shutdown resulted in the delay of federal discretionary spending worth approximately $18B for the procurement of goods and services, compensation and other government services, according to the report.Read More »
The Office of Management and Budget has issued a memo to notify federal agencies about the reopening of the government after President Donald Trump signed a continuing resolution that would fund the government through Feb. 15. “All employees who were on furlough due to the absence of appropriations may now return to work,” according to the Friday memo signed by OMB Acting Director Russell Vought.