May 28, 2017

Dropping Wall Funds Could Keep Government Open

Government Open

Dropping funds for a US border wall from their spending proposal could net the Republicans the Democratic votes needed to keep government open beyond Friday.

Agencies, Military, Workers Speculate on First Trump Budget

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Federal unions, the military, and the Democrats are preparing for completely new spending plans which, one Trump adviser says the president is reviewing at the “granular” level.

Industry Unhappy with Encore III Contract

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The “lowest price, technically acceptable” basis for Encore III contracting is problematic, say contractor industry groups.

Infrastructure Moves Up on HASC Budget List

After years of shifting infrastructure dollars to acquisitions, the House Armed Services Committee looks ready to pony up for bricks and mortar.

GOP Budget & Defense Hawks Look to War Fund

DefSec Budget

Republicans seek full DoD funding by bulking up the Overseas Contingency Operations fund, but Pentagon officials and Democrats balk.

Morning Coffee: Human Toll of Military Layoffs

Job-security concerns may compound pressures already producing record behavioral and physical health issues.

Federal Employees Receive Pay Raise

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Federal employees will receive their first automatic pay raise in more than three years, 1 percent beginning Jan. 1.

Pentagon Avoids Immediate Cuts

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Deal would avert another government shutdown, halve sequestration cuts for the current fiscal year and fund the government through October 2015. Pentagon spending cuts scheduled for January would be avoided while Defense spending is increased by $2 billion over last year.

Hill Debates FY14 Defense Budget

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The 2014 defense bill must pass by Dec. 12 to avoid a $50 billion cut hitting the Pentagon mid-January.

FY14 Pentagon Funding Uncertainty “Extraordinary Situation”

Three very different 2014 DOD funding scenarios are still being considered a month and a half into the fiscal year.