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The president's 2017 budget request: Federal Aviation Administration

The president's fiscal 2017 budget request earmarked $15.9 billion for the Federal Aviation Administration, significantly less than the fiscal 2016 enacted level of $16.3 billion.

The president's 2017 budget request: Legislative branch agencies

Under the president's fiscal 2017 budget request, small but significant legislative agencies, including the Government Accountability Office, the Library of Congress and the Government Publishing Office, would either see increases or flat funding.

Agencies to become startups, GSA to become venture capitalist

Federal agencies and departments will have to pitch their modernization plans to a General Services Administration board if they want investment from the proposed IT Modernization Revolving Fund, said Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott.

Obama signs new executive orders promoting cybersecurity and privacy in agencies

President Obama signed two executive orders Tuesday that established groups of stakeholders to issue federal recommendations for cybersecurity and privacy priorities. The new orders accompanied the unveiling of his Cybersecurity National Action Plan, or CNAP, and will support the plan through targeted recommendations.

The president's 2017 budget request: Health and Human Services Department

The president's fiscal 2017 budget requested $82.8 billion in discretionary funding for the Health and Human Services Department, slightly less than fiscal 2016 enacted levels. 

The president's 2017 budget request: Defense Department

The president's fiscal 2017 budget proposal requested $523.9 billion in discretionary funding for the Defense Department's base budget and $58.8 billion for Overseas Contingency Operations, for a total of $582.7 billion.

The president's 2017 budget request: Homeland Security Department

The president's fiscal 2017 budget request to Congress included discretionary budget authority of $40.6 billion for the Homeland Security Department – an amount that's $381 million more than the department's fiscal 2016 enacted level.

The president's 2017 budget request: Commerce Department

The president's fiscal 2017 budget request to Congress earmarked $9.7 billion in discretionary funding for the Commerce Department- $487 million more than the fiscal 2016 enacted level.

The president's 2017 budget request: Research and development priorities

The president's fiscal 2017 budget request to Congress included $152.3 billion in research and development across federal departments and agencies, representing a 4.2 percent increase from this year's funding level.

The president's 2017 budget request: General Services Administration

The General Services Administration is asking Congress for $361.7 million in total discretionary budget authority, under the president's proposed fiscal 2017 budget. That's a $280.6 million decrease from this year's estimated enacted level.