Cybersecurity

Inglis: First rule of cyber education is budget accountability

The newly appointed cyber director has been setting priorities and carving out turf for his office to cover. With that will likely come some scrutiny of how the government spends resources on cyber.

Acquisition

How the Pentagon copes with funding hiccups

The Government Accountability Office examines some of the Defense Department's tactics to lessen the effects of inconsistent funding during continuing resolutions.

Cybersecurity

House panel passes 2022 NDAA with eye on cyber workforce

The House Armed Services Committee passed its version of the 2022 defense policy bill, 57-2.

Defense panel bucks Biden on topline military budget

The House Armed Services Committee adopted an amendment that would increase defense spending by $24 billion over the requested amount to about $770 billion.

Cybersecurity

Spending debate brews ahead of NDAA markup

Days before it considers its version of the 2022 must-pass defense policy bill, the House Armed Services Committee is setting up for a topline spending debate with a bill that highlights acquisition and cyber provisions.

IT Modernization

Digital ID left out of infrastructure bill

A plan to get federal support and funding behind digital identity proofing as a way to combat benefits fraud wound up on the cutting-room floor as the Senate crafted its $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill.

Cybersecurity

Labor Department moves toward zero trust

Labor Department CISO Paul Blahusch detailed how his agency ramped up its implementation efforts around zero trust in recent months, from establishing an entirely new team to proposing a project for the Technology Modernization Fund.

Congress might not clear defense spending, policy bills until December

Sen. Kristen Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) said budget delays could mean a continuing resolution to start fiscal 2022.

Cybersecurity

OMB provides key guidance for TMF proposals amid surge in submissions

Deputy Federal CIO Maria Roat details what makes for a winning Technology Modernization Fund proposal as agencies continue to submit major IT projects for potential funding.

Brace for debates on legacy systems, acquisition reform in NDAA, lawmaker says

Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) said the defense budget debate could be “pretty contentious” when it comes to convincing congress members to divest of legacy systems that heavily involve their districts.

Workforce

House Dems press for 3.2% pay raise for feds

The House Appropriations Committee is going along with appears the 2.7% raise recommended by the president, but Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) and other Democrats say that that isn't enough.

House panel trims Biden's TMF ambitions

A funding bill passed out of committee on Thursday pegs $50 million for the Technology Modernization Fund – far less than the $500 million sought by the Biden administration.

Acquisition

Army modernization under scrutiny amid planned budget cuts

Lawmakers worry the Army's modernization efforts could be undermined by a flat budget proposal for fiscal 2022.

Workforce

USDA looks to staff up with funding boost

The Department of Agriculture is considering how and when to bring feds back to the office, but more telework might be in the offing, the agriculture secretary said Tuesday at a budget hearing.

Workforce

OMB wants budget boost to rebuild workforce

OMB Acting Director Shalanda Young said some offices within her agency remain 30% below 2012 staffing levels.

Digital Government

Leveraging the TMF to improve customer experience

Focusing on customer experience as part of the Technology Modernization Fund investment strategy will enable agencies to improve service and build trust in government.

IT Modernization

Air Force wants $800 million for enterprise IT as a service

The Air Force is looking to boost its enterprise IT services with capabilities that can support Joint All Domain Command and Control efforts

IT Modernization

Navy projects $133 million in business system reforms savings for 2022

The Navy claims it saved $4.2 billion through reform efforts for its fiscal 2022 budget request via business process and systems improvement and divestments.

IT Modernization

Shared services funded in 2022 budget plan

The federal government's Quality Services Management Offices, set up to deliver services in grants, financial management, human resources and cybersecurity, are chugging along in the proposed FY2022 budget.

Acquisition

Biden's first budget ups cyber and tech spending; gives feds a 2.7% pay raise

The Biden administration released its $6 trillion fiscal year 2022 budget proposal on Friday, including $1.5 trillion in discretionary spending across federal agencies.

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