Budget cuts caused several agencies to rework plans for funding IT projects or dispense with them altogether, says a GAO report.
As Treasury moves to implement the Data Act, potential costs and agency buy-in remain concerns.
A House panel’s version of the annual defense policy measure would authorize increased cyber funding and require the administration to report back to Congress on a range of IT-related issues.
Budget Director Sylvia Burwell identified three management issues that need to be fixed to help IT procurement.
Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske assured appropriators that his agency is moving ahead with cost-efficient programs to monitor borders and ports of entry.
The largest request for NOAA's five offices is the National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service, which would get an increase of about $165 million over fiscal 2014.
Fiscal 2015 budget request would boost funding for IT security, but legislators have their doubts.
Most of the biggest spending proposals are in the fiscal 2015 budget are agency-wide enterprise or infrastructure projects.
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.
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