Tech industry lobbyist is upbeat about the way forward for federal IT, as outlined in the president’s fiscal 2015 budget.
One big winner is likely to be NOAA, which is gearing up to launch new weather satellites in 2016-17.
The overall changes are modest compared to fiscal 2014, but many individual agency budgets see much larger swings.
Few specifics were revealed, but the trend is clearly toward tech and away from troops.
Steve Kelman looks at the latest example of tradeoffs inherent in internet innovation.
All the net savings come on the defense side, where the request for IT funding is down about 6 percent from fiscal 2014 spending.
The executive training proposal complements a broader, $56 billion plan aimed at improving customer service by federal agencies.
The Einstein automated intrusion-detection system would be funded at $549 million under the president's proposal.
Current plans to trim Pentagon spending are clipping around the edges, and officials fear tougher choices will be hard for Congress to agree to.
Frank Kendall, the Pentagon undersecretary in charge of acquisition, outlined some tentative plans to streamline acquisition rules, ideally before the fiscal 2015 defense funding bill.
Cybersecurity is one of a few areas set to receive a boost, at the expense of troop strength.
Organizations as diverse as the Sunlight Foundation and Gun Owners of America want the legislation passed without the changes proposed by OMB.