• New Cyber Standards May Shrink Contractor Pool

    New Cyber Standards May Shrink Contractor Pool

    Officials at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) have expressed confusion about whether new vendor cybersecurity standards will limit the number of vendors that qualify for critical government technology projects. The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMS) standards published by the Pentagon in January were meant to increase cyber protections, but some small businesses have expressed concerns that they will not be able to compete for government contracts.

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Changes at GSA as Trump’s Federal IT Budget Priorities Unveiled

Following the unveiling last week of President Donald Trump’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget proposal, the General Services Administration (GSA) – the agency tasked with supporting the basic administrative functions of the rest of the federal government – appears to be among the agencies that could see dramatic changes.

Continuing Resolutions Poised to Trigger Sequestration

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According to a new report issued by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), continued reliance on continuing resolutions would likely trigger across-the-board federal spending cuts, or sequestration.

EPA Begins Implementing Downsizing Efforts

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Under a proposal unveiled recently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would cut eight percent of its workforce over the next month.

Flynn Resigns while White House Says he was Fired

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Following reports that he misled senior White House officials about his conversations with the Russian ambassador in December before President Trump took office, Michael Flynn resigned Monday night as the president’s national security adviser.

House GOP Budget Proposal Includes Federal Retirement Cuts

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After initially displaying reticence to go along with the cuts to federal employees proposed in President Trump’s budget blueprint, House Republicans this week included similar measures in their own budget blueprint.

Interior Secretary Says 30 Percent of Staff “Not Loyal to the Flag”

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In a speech delivered yesterday to the National Petroleum Council, a body comprised of 200 representatives of the oil and natural gas industry selected by the Department of Energy to advise on any matter pertaining to oil and natural gas, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke decried the lack of loyalty to himself and to President Trump, according to reports by the Associated Press.

Managers Critical of FY2018 Funding Process

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To say the process to fund the federal government is complex is an understatement. Considering that spending, including both mandatory and discretionary, totals more than $4 trillion dollars annually, that makes sense.    

President Trump Chooses OMB Nominees

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President Trump fleshed out his budget team Friday, naming a deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget, plus a regulatory administrator. 

President Trump Demands Tax Reform by Christmas

During a meeting today, President Donald Trump indicated his goal is to sign a tax reform bill before Christmas, a statement that increases the pressure on Congressional Republicans who have thus far found difficulty agreeing on what specific shape various aspects of a tax overhaul proposal should take.

President Trump Highlights NASA Achievements in Weekly Address

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In his weekly address, President Trump, who recently signed into law the NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017, focused on the successes and achievements of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

President Trump Plans to Give Federal Employees a Raise

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The Trump administration announced plans to recommend a 1.9 percent pay raise for federal workers to take effect January 2018, according to a budget document and senior budget official.

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