House Democrats have proposed a package of six appropriations bills to put an end to a partial government shutdown that started on Dec. 22, CNBC reported Monday. They also introduced a separate continuing resolution that would fund that Department of Homeland Security through Feb. 8.Read More »
Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, has been selected by President Donald Trump to serve as White House chief of staff on an acting basis, The Washington Post reported Friday. Mulvaney will replace John Kelly, a retired U.S. Marine Corps general who will continue to serve in his current role through the end of 2018.Read More »
President Donald Trump has signed into law a bill that would form a new cybersecurity agency within the Department of Homeland Security. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act will create a new DHS agency to “lead the federal government’s civilian response to these cyber threats against our nation,” Trump said in a statement published Friday.Read More »
A bill that would establish a cybersecurity agency within the Department of Homeland Security is now headed to the White House for President Donald Trump’s signature after Congress passed the measure. The House on Tuesday unanimously approved the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act a month after the Senate passed the legislation, DHS said Tuesday.Read More »
White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy Coordination Chris Liddell spoke about the Trump Administration's technology agenda at the recent Technology 202 conference hosted by the Washington Post. Liddell said he does not expect the government's tech initiatives, such as federal information technology modernization, to be affected by results of the midterm elections, which saw Democrats retake the House of Representatives, Nextgov reported Thursday.Read More »
Rep. Elijah Cummings, who is expected to become the next chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has vowed to “shine a light on waste, fraud and abuse” in the current administration, Federal News Network reported Wednesday. Cummings, in a statement issued following his reelection as representative of Maryland’s 7th district, expressed his intention to “probe senior administration officials across the government who have abused their positions of power and wasted taxpayer money.”Read More »
House lawmakers have approved a bill that directs the Office of Management and Budget to provide a modern, standardized reporting system that can translate outdated documents into open data for grant-making agencies and the public.
The Grant Reporting Efficiency and Agreements Transparency Act will help promote transparency in taxpayer spending processes, as well as guide Congress in reviewing grants awarded by the Executive branch, the office of Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., said Thursday.
The U.S. Navy would get $350M in fiscal 2019 funds to acquire a variant of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock under a minibus spending measure that passed the Senate on Tuesday, Defense News reported Friday. The LPD-17 Flight II ship is designed to replace legacy dock-landing vessels used to launch amphibious vehicles onto the shore and helicopters.Read More »