BGOV tools for tracking the defense budget

Understanding and tracking the half-trillion-dollar Defense Department budget requires time, effort — and lots of patience. Whether you’re strategizing future trends or monitoring congressional action, Bloomberg Government can help.

Congress, law may save contractors from Trump’s budget cuts

President Donald Trump’s plans to shrink the government may hit major obstacles in both Congress and the courts, thanks to a 1970’s era law.

’Skinny budget’ brings fat opportunities for vendors

Information-technology vendors to the federal government stand to gain from the White House Office of Management and Budget’s “America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again.”

Trump’s fiscal 2018 skinny budget basics

President Trump’s first installment of his fiscal 2018 budget request was released on March 16.In a webinar, BGOV analysts discussed the details of the spending plan, reviewing proposed agency cuts and increases, the program and agency eliminations sought by the administration, and other aspects of this opening move in what will be a long process.

What you need to know about Trump’s skinny budget request

Environment, labor, agriculture and diplomacy are the biggest targets for reductions in President Trump’s budget request to Congress that provides for a significant boost in Pentagon spending.

Trump’s budget plan hits wall of opposition

The House soon will move to approve a $577.9 billion defense appropriations bill for 2017 — $516.1 billion in the base budget and $61.8 billion for the OCO war account.

No deals in sight as spending, debt limit deadlines loom

House Republican leaders may be planning to force action on a $1.1 trillion, 12-bill omnibus spending package in early September, but this year’s fiscal follies marking the budget process are expected to last weeks—if not months—before a final plan to fund federal agencies is set, budget analysts said.