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OMB adds a twist to two-year goal setting process

Lisa Danzig, associate director for personnel and performance at OMB, said a new memo requires agencies to set high-priority objectives earlier than usual in an effort to institutionalize and continue progress. Agencies have deadlines in June and July to create goals and implementation plans.

Tags: Management , OMB , Lisa Danzig , Shaun Donovan , Agency priority goals , Performance Improvement Council ,

Friday - 04/17/2015, 04:07am EDT
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The New IP for Federal IT

What is the New IP? It's the old IP reimagined for our modern world, and designed to meet the needs of cloud, mobile, social and big data.

The new IP is both hardware and software….and it has both business and technology benefits.

Tags: The New IP , Brocade , Anthony Robbins , Phil OReilly

Sunday - 03/08/2015, 07:43pm EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Agency managers have about a month to come up with new management goals for fiscal 2016 and 2017. As part of the Office of Management and Budget's annual goal-setting process, agencies are following a well-worn path. But this year that path also includes a bit of a twist. Lisa Danzig is the associate director for Personnel and Performance at OMB. She told executive editor Jason Miller about how the administration wants to ensure long-term focus on achieving its agency high-priority goals. As always, it starts with a memo.

Tags: OMB , Management , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Friday - 04/17/2015, 11:34am EDT
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DIA doubles training budget for IT workers in face of growing challenges

Janice Glover-Jones, the Defense Intelligence Agency's chief information officer, said she brought in a training expert from the CIA to help create courses to meet the agency's need for soft and technical skills.

Tags: technology , DIA , Janice Glover-Jones , workforce , cybersecurity , Training , Defense , Ask the CIO ,

Friday - 04/17/2015, 09:10am EDT
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SEA calls on House lawmakers to further improve VA Accountability bill

Carol Bonosaro, president of the Senior Executives Association, explained her organization's concerns, saying Congress doesn't need to micromanage SES performance reviews at VA.

Tags: Management , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Senior Executives Association , Senior Executive Service , Veterans Affairs Department , oversight , Carol Bonosaro ,

Thursday - 04/16/2015, 04:35pm EDT

Cyber award to Booz Allen begins CDM's value-chain evolution

DHS and OMB says the continuous diagnostics and mitigation program will begin to show 'intrinsic value' to the government as more and more agencies benefit from the cyber tools and services. GSA's $39 million award to Booz Allen is the second of six awards for tools and services under the program.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Contracting , DHS , GSA , OMB , Grant Schneider , Mark Kneidinger , Continuous diagnostics and mitigation program , Booz Allen Hamilton , Symantec Government Symposium ,

Thursday - 04/16/2015, 04:22am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The continuous diagnostics and mitigation program (CDM) is spreading to eight agencies, including some big ones. It's all the result of a big new contract award. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details on where CDM is headed over the next year.

Tags: CDM , Booz Allen Hamilton , Contracting , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Thursday - 04/16/2015, 09:42am EDT
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OMB, GAO confident in FITARA's impact as guidance is finalized

Federal CIO Tony Scott said he expects to release policy to implement the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act by mid-May. He and others say FITARA will help reign in technology and bring discipline to management and buying processes to reduce duplication.

Tags: technology , oversight , Congress , GAO , David Powner , OMB , Beth Cobert , Tony Scott , FITARA , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Duplication , Software licenses , Data center consolidation , PortfolioStat ,

Wednesday - 04/15/2015, 03:42am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Agencies are wasting billions of dollars because they're consistently duplicating efforts. The Government Accountability Office's latest report identifies dozens of federal functions marked by duplication, overlap and fragmentation. GAO says reducing it all could save $80 billion. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with details on why, when it comes to information technology, a new law could help cut waste and deliver more savings.

Tags: GAO , duplicative programs , overlapping programs , Management , oversight

Wednesday - 04/15/2015, 09:36am EDT
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Census' decennial planning builds on its telework successes

The agency has upgraded its network and increased capabilities to let employees work remotely or telework more easily, says Brian McGrath, the Census Bureau's chief information officer.

Tags: technology , Brian McGrath , Census Bureau , 2020 Count , mobile , telework , BYOD , Ask the CIO ,

Friday - 04/10/2015, 12:49pm EDT
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