First Biden Budget Request

Technology programs would see significant increases in funding under the Biden Administration’s first budget plan. As has become customary, the Biden Administration has released a summary of its first budget request instead of a full budget. The $1.5 trillion dollar plan would radically remake the federal government by providing more to the domestic side of … Continue reading First Biden Budget Request

First Biden Budget Request

Technology programs would see significant increases in funding under the Biden Administration’s first budget plan. As has become customary, the Biden Administration has released a summary of its first budget request instead of a full budget. The $1.5 trillion dollar plan would radically remake the federal government by providing more to the domestic side of … Continue reading First Biden Budget Request

White House Issues Infrastructure Package

The Biden Administration proposes a massive $2.3 trillion bill that could fundamentally change the United States. The White House issued its long awaited infrastructure package, or at least a lengthy summary of it, another step in the legislative consideration of a follow on ostensible COVID-19 stimulus package. The media is reporting the bill would provide … Continue reading White House Issues Infrastructure Package

FY 2021 Omnibus and COVID Stimulus Become Law

The end-of-the-year funding package for FY 2021 is stuffed with technology policy changes. At the tail end of the calendar year 2020, Congress and the White House finally agreed on FY 2021 appropriations and further COVID-19 relief funding and policies, much of which implicated or involved technology policy. As is often the practice, Congressional stakeholders … Continue reading FY 2021 Omnibus and COVID Stimulus Become Law

Armed Services Committees Agree On Final NDAA

The annual defense policy bill creates a new National Cyber Director and addresses other technology issues. Last week, the negotiators agreed on a final FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that could get passed as early as this week. To no great surprise, President Donald Trump has threatened to veto the annual policy and … Continue reading Armed Services Committees Agree On Final NDAA

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (28 July)

First things first, if you would like to receive my Technology Policy Update, email me. You can find some of these Updates from 2019 and 2020 here. Here are Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events. Coming Events On 28 July, the House Rules Committee will consider the rule for and amendments to the H.R. … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (28 July)

Federal Software Hearing

Through the prism of the US’ inadequate response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a House committee chewed over familiar issues plaguing the US’ government’s technology use and modernization efforts. First things first, if you would like to receive my Technology Policy Update, email me. You can find some of these Updates from 2019 and 2020 here. … Continue reading Federal Software Hearing

House Appropriations Committee Passes Bills With Funding For and Directives To Technology Agencies

Four bills full of technology funding and programmatic direction are reported to the House. First things first, if you would like to receive my Technology Policy Update, email me. You can find some of these Updates from 2019 and 2020 here. The House Appropriations Committee finished work on four of the FY 2021 appropriations bills … Continue reading House Appropriations Committee Passes Bills With Funding For and Directives To Technology Agencies

Senate Consideration of NDAA Continues

Slowly, the Senate works on its NDAA by adding a number of amendments including a few standalone technology bills. However, an election security bill was stripped out of the FY 2021 Intelligence Authorization before it was added to the NDAA. First things first, if you would like to receive my Technology Policy Update, email me. … Continue reading Senate Consideration of NDAA Continues

NDAA Markup Finishes In House

The House’s NDAA was moved out of committee and it would alter a range of technology programs and initiatives at the Pentagon. The bill may be considered by the full House later this month. First things first, if you would like to receive my Technology Policy Update, email me. You can find some of these … Continue reading NDAA Markup Finishes In House