President Trump announced plans to nominate Eugene Scalia, a partner in the Washington office of law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, to serve as the next secretary of the Department of Labor, Politico reported Thursday. “Gene has led a life of great success in the legal and labor field and is highly respected not only as a lawyer, but as a lawyer with great experience working with labor and everyone else,” Trump wrote in a tweet posted Thursday.Read More »
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has issued the seventh iteration of its Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act scorecard, which shows that 11 agencies saw improvement in their letter grades. Thirteen federal agencies maintained their scores, according to the biannual scorecard released by the House panel.
The Technology Modernization Board has awarded $23.5M in second round of funds to help three federal agencies upgrade their information technology infrastructure, Federal Times reported Monday. The General Services Administration and the departments of Agriculture and Labor were the award recipients under the Technology Modernization Fund’s round two.
The Labor Department has proposed a rule that seeks to help American small businesses offer association retirement plans to their employees.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 »