Posts from GovConDaily for 01/02/2019

House Democrats have proposed a package of six appropriations bills to put an end to a partial government shutdown that started on Dec. 22, CNBC reported Monday. They also introduced a separate continuing resolution that would fund that Department of Homeland Security through Feb…
Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford, chief information officer of the U.S. Army, said the service will continue to focus on cloud migration, workforce development and data security in its information technology modernization efforts in 2019, C4ISRNet reported Sunday…
Heather Wilson, secretary of the U.S. Air Force, said the service will continue advancing its space capabilities amid the Trump administration’s push to reorganize the Pentagon and establish a Space Force, SpaceNews reported Monday…
Future Congress released a white paper guiding technology vendors, civic hackers and individual developers in offering products helping Congress manage, update and maintain its information technology infrastructures, Fed Scoop reported Monday…
President Donald Trump on Friday released an executive order that imposes a freeze on the salary of federal employees, CNN reported Wednesday. The policy cancels a proposed 2.1 percent salary raise and “locality pay increase,” which are scheduled to take effect in January…
Cheryl Rawls, who has served with the Department of Veterans Affairs for 20 years, was appointed executive director of VA’s Office of Transition and Economic Development. She will consult VA leaders regarding the delivery of services supporting veterans and servicemen who are transitioning out of the military, the department said Monday…
Rep. Mark Takano, D-Calif., will assume leadership of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee next month following the recent appointment of Robert Wilkie as secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, MilitaryTimes…
The Office of Management and Budget is launching the government’s first cyber reskilling academy to train employees who aren’t in the information technology field to become cyber defense analysts, Government Matters reported Sunday…
Congress provided the chief information officer at the Department of Defense with additional authorities and responsibilities through new provisions that took effect Tuesday, Jan. 1, as part of the fiscal 2018 defense authorization measure, Federal News Network reported Tuesday…
The delivery of the first Boeing-built KC-46 tanker aircraft to the U.S. Air Force was postponed following the resignation of Defense Secretary James Mattis, Defense News reported Monday. A source said the service branch was scheduled to receive the first tanker on Monday but leadership changes at DoD stalled the decision on KC-46…