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Deadline nears to reach omnibus deal, avoid shutdown

The fight has started to push an omnibus spending bill through Congress to fund the federal government through the rest of the year. The current continuing resolution expires Dec. 16.

Tags: Erik Wasson , The Hill , Federal Drive , Congress , budget , management , omnibus , Barack Obama

Wednesday - 12/07/2011, 11:32am EST
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FedRAMP cloud security memo makes it past OMB director's review

Office of Management and Budget Director Jacob Lew has approved the cloud security memo and guidance, known as FedRAMP, pushing it to the brink of public release, Federal News Radio has learned. Multiple sources confirmed Lew approved the documents before Thanksgiving and OMB could issue the memo and guidance as early as next week.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , cloud computing , OMB , FedRAMP , GSA , DoD , DHS , Dave McClure , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 11/29/2011, 07:32pm EST

OMB's Lew says shutdown unlikely, no decision on longer pay freeze

Office of Management and Budget Director Jack Lew said he's optimistic Congress will keep the government running when the CR runs out later this month. But he said the administration is undecided about whether to extend the federal pay freeze. Lew said budget cuts are an opportunity for all agencies to get better.

Tags: management , OMB , budget , Congress , spending bills , Politico , Jason Miller

Thursday - 11/03/2011, 01:56pm EDT
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OMB, Congress to put grant-making process under more scrutiny

Rep. James Lankford (R-Okla.) said he will hold hearings to see how to make the federal grant process more transparent. The administration merged two existing boards into a new Council on Financial Assistance Reform to improve the grant-making process. HHS awarded a $32.4 million contract for IT services for grants.gov portal.

Tags: technology , grants , OMB , James Lankford , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Danny Werfel , Grants.gov , Council on Financial Assistance Reform , HHS , GAO , Jason Miller

Monday - 10/31/2011, 04:20pm EDT
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Senate confirms Higginbottom as OMB deputy director

The final vote was 64-36 for the former Obama policy director.

Tags: Heather Higginbottom , OMB , budget , people , management , Barack Obama , Senate , Congress

Thursday - 10/20/2011, 05:59pm EDT

OMB to give agencies plan to modernize services

White House hosts meeting with 50 CEOs from private sector companies to discuss how to incorporate best practices to make the government more effective and efficient. Chief performance officer Jeff Zients says the ideas from the meeting will be used to help agencies meet their three-to-eight high priority goals in 2010. The administration's goal is to change the way the government uses technology to serve citizens.

Tags: management , technology , Barack Obama , Jeff Zients , Scott Gould , Bill Lynn , Tony Miller , David Hayes , White House , OMB , VA , DoD , Interior , education , State , management agenda , high priority goals

Friday - 01/15/2010, 06:41am EST
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OMB orders governmentwide review of conference spending

Agencies must complete their analysis by Nov. 1 and be prepared to present their findings during the December cabinet meeting with the Vice President. OMB's edict comes after the Justice Department inspector general found excessive spending by the agency. This is not the first time agencies have had trouble controlling conference expenses.

Tags: management , OMB , Joe Biden , DoJ , DHS , inspector general , conference spending , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 06:51am EDT

Unions demand to know debt ceiling impact on feds

A coalition of 21 groups representing five-million federal employees and retirees wrote a letter to OMB and Treasury asking for information about what happens to federal workers if the debt ceiling isn't raised. NTEU is planning a rally in New York to oppose proposed cuts to federal employees pay and benefits.

Tags: debt ceiling , OMB , Treasury Department , Timothy Geithner , federal unions , Federal-Postal Coalition , National Treasury Employees Union , pay and benefits , Jack Lew , Emily Kopp ,

Friday - 07/15/2011, 05:25pm EDT

Improper payment oversight improves

Obama administration officials told Congress agencies are taking a more aggressive stance than ever in their efforts to cut improper payments. The White House has set a goal of reducing such payments by $50 billion by next fiscal year.

Tags: Congress , management , OMB , USDA , improper payments , Danny Werfel , Richard Gregg , Calvin Scovel , Treasury Department , Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 05/26/2011, 07:53am EDT
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Pay Agent rejects new locality pay areas

The President's pay agent said federal employees should not receive locality pay adjustments in 2012, despite recommendations by the Federal Salary Council for an increase.

Tags: Hilda Solis , Labor , OPM , John Berry , OMB , locality pay , pay and benefits , Barack Obama , budget , Congress , general schedule

Monday - 05/16/2011, 02:21pm EDT
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