Jason Gray, chief information officer of the Department of Education, said the department intends to secure its endpoint devices and consolidate some of its cloud platforms in 2020, Federal Times reported Tuesday.Read More »
The Department of Education is planning to recognize two U.S. educators for the Presidential Cybersecurity Education Award in May 2020. ED said in a document dated Sept. 5 that it plans to announce the award during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October and recognize the winners as part of Teacher Appreciation Week in May.Read More »
The Education Department has disclosed that it alloted $279M of funds for science, technology, engineering and math programs in fiscal year 2018, in compliance with President Trump's directive to increase access to STEM education.Read More »
President Donald Trump on Friday signed into law an appropriations package that would allocate $674B in fiscal 2019 funds for the Defense Department, USNI News reported Friday. The defense spending bill represents a $19.8B increase from the enacted fiscal 2018 budget and earmarks $24.2B in funds for 13 new combat ships that include three Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers, two Virginia-class attack submarines and three littoral combat ships.Read More »
The Senate voted 93-7 on Tuesday to pass a negotiated package that would allocate over $850B in fiscal 2019 funds for the departments of Defense, Health and Human Services, Labor and Education, Stars and Stripes reported Tuesday. The decision came days after congressional negotiators reached a compromise on the appropriations package.
Report: House Lawmakers Could Tie Defense Spending Bill to HHS-Labor-Education Appropriations Package
House lawmakers are expected to combine the fiscal 2019 defense spending measure with appropriations bills for the departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Education in order to gain bipartisan support and pass the package before the current fiscal year ends on Sept. 30, Bloomberg Government reported Thursday.Read More »
The House on Tuesday passed by a voice vote a proposal to start negotiations on the proposed $675B defense appropriations measure with the Senate, The Hill reported Tuesday. The Senate approved in August a package of appropriations bills that would authorize $854B in fiscal 2019 funds for the departments of Defense, Health and Human Services, Labor and Education.Read More »