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Obama's budget proposal: 1.6% pay raise for feds, 6 weeks paid parental leave

The fiscal 2017 budget request that President Obama will deliver to Congress next week will include an average 1.6 percent pay raise for federal employees. An employee's actual raise will depend on military or civilian status as well as locality.

DoD's fiscal 2017 budget request to include $7B for cyber

The fiscal 2017 budget request that President Obama will deliver to Congress next week will include $582.7 billion for the Defense Department, said Defense Secretary Ashton Carter in a budget preview.

IDC: Federal IT security spending to rise 11% for national defense, emergency services

As cybersecurity continues to take on a more significant role in the total framework of national security, the federal government has matched that increase in importance with a sizeable increase in spending, according to IDC.

Spotlight: Fiscal 2017 budget request to publish Feb. 9, tweets OMB director

Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan  tweeted  Jan. 7 that the president's final budget request to Congress will be delivered on Feb. 9.

Proposed DFARS amendment would augment multi-year contract oversight

A proposed rule issued by the Defense Department would allow Congress to put DoD's multi-year contracts on a shorter leash.

Spotlight: Agencies using NITAAC to see savings

In a Jan. 5 announcement, the National Institute of Health's government-wide acquisition contracts program said it has reduced its fees up to 35 percent.

Despite benefits, acquisition shared services have yet to catch on, says report

While some agencies have effectively demonstrated that shared services can be consolidated, support services such as acquisition have yet to see a dramatic transformation, according to a report published Dec. 17 by the Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte.

NOAA weather satellite programs fully funded in Omnibus, GOES-R pushes launch date

The Fiscal Year 2016 Omnibus Appropriations Bill would fund the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's flagship weather satellites programs at or near the White House's requested levels.

Cybersecurity legislation creeps into Omnibus

Congressional leadership reached an agreement late Tuesday on a budget deal that appropriates $1.067 trillion in base discretionary budget authority for fiscal 2016.

DHS hopes to appeal to startups with phased contracting

In an effort to attract innovative technology companies and startups, the Homeland Security Department's Silicon Valley office has devised a new contracting model that uses "targeted non-dilutive funding" and offers opportunities for operational testing and market access.