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AECOM to Spin Off John Vollmer-Led Management Services Business

The board of directors at AECOM approved the company's plan to separate its management services group as a new publicly traded company to primarily serve national government clients. AECOM said Monday that it expects to complete the spinoff in the second half of its 2020 fiscal year and retain John Vollmer, the segment's president and a 2019 Wash100 winner, along with the current management team in the leadership of the future independent company.

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DoD to Get $654.6B Under $1.3T Omnibus Spending Bill

Congressional leaders have introduced an omnibus bill that would authorize $1.3 trillion to fund government operations through the end of fiscal 2018, Defense News reported Thursday. The omnibus package would allocate $654.6 billion in funds for the Defense Department, including a base budget of $589.5 billion and overseas contingency operations …

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Reports: Trump Budget Reflects Obama’s 8-Ship Procurement Plan

President Donald Trump’s spending plan for fiscal 2018 has not deviated from the previous administration’s plan to buy eight combat ships and has proposed to reduce aircraft procurement funds by at least $1.8 billion, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday. The ships included in the fiscal 2018 budget blueprint include one Littoral Combat Ship, two …

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DoD Asks Congress to Reprogram $2.6B in Funds

The Defense Department has asked Congress’ approval to shift approximately $2.6 billion in fiscal 2016 funds across defense programs, Defense News reported Thursday. Aaron Mehta writes the programming request that DoD Comptroller Mike McCord submitted to Congress June 30 includes a proposal to move $583 million in funds to the …

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Tony Scott: Agencies Need Hardware Refresh Cycle to Manage IT Spending

Federal CIO Tony Scott has outlined his continued work at the Office of Management and Budget to drive forward government efforts on IT spending and other areas in an interview Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes that Scott told station that spending on operations and maintenance has again increased compared to development, modernization …

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Tony Scott: IT O&M Spend Exceeds Platform Development

Federal CIO Tony Scott has said he believes information technology spending among federal agencies is “headed the wrong way,” FCW reported Wednesday. Scott told a Digital Government Institute 930Gov event audience that most agencies spend more on IT operations and maintenance than the development of new IT platforms, Zach Noble …

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Pentagon Delaying Civilian Furlough Notices; Jessica Wright Comments

The Defense Department is delaying sending its furlough notices to civilian workers for two weeks so officials can analyze the continuing resolution passed by Congress this week, Federal Times reports. Stephen Losey reports the CR is intended to let the department put $10.4 billion into its operations and maintenance accounts …

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OMB Sequestration Report Highlights Account Level Cuts

The White House budget office detailed budget reductions at the account level in a report it submitted to Congress Friday on how agencies would implement cuts under sequestration, Federal News Radio reports. Cuts at the program, project and activity levels were not included in the Office of Management and Budget’s …

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