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White House should heed lessons of reorgs past

Nearly every President since Richard Nixon tried to revamp how the government works in one way or another, and few have found any real success. Experts say the focus should be getting Congressional buy-in first, and not promising cost savings. Four senior lawmakers ask OMB for more information on the status of the current restructuring effort.

Tags: management , Jeff Zients , Moira Mack , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Darrell Issa , Elijah Cummings , OMB , White House , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , DHS , John Kamensky , Dwight Ink , Janet Hale , Thomas Reinhardt , Jim Locher , Beryl Radin , Robert Tobias , Scott Fosler , IBM , Deloitte , CSC , Project on National Security Reform , American University , NAPA , Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise , government reorganization ,

Wednesday - 03/09/2011, 07:44am EST
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Time to update the federal CIO law?

Sen. Collins asked GAO to study the current roles and responsibilities of these senior technology managers. This would be the third such study from GAO since 1996, but first since 2005. VA's CIO Roger Baker reiterates his call to give CIOs oversight and authority of their IT budget.

Tags: technology , management , Susan Collins , Roger Baker , Vivek Kundra , Valerie Melvin , OMB , VA , DHS , Interior , GAO , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , technology management , CIO's role , IT reform ,

Monday - 03/07/2011, 07:34am EST
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OMB, oversight committee fail to connect

Rep. Issa and other Republicans criticize the administration for not testifying on GAO report on duplicative programs. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee promises quarterly hearings on how agencies are chipping away at the widespread overlap.

Tags: management , Darrell Issa , Connie Mack , Elijah Cummings , Jeff Zients , Gene Dodaro , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , OMB , GAO , Tom Davis , Deloitte , overlapping programs , cost cutting ,

Friday - 03/04/2011, 07:19am EST
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USPS financial rescue may not stop 'death spiral'

Postmaster General Pat Donahoe said he's ready to announce more RIFs and without legislative help USPS will face insolvency this year. Sen. Susan Collins introduced a bill to help solve some of the challenges the Postal Services faces.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , Susan Collins , Stephen Lynch , Pat Donahoe , Darrell Issa , Dennis Ross , USPS , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , FERS , CSRS , budget ,

Thursday - 03/03/2011, 07:00am EST
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DoD pushes for 2011 spending increase

Military officials detail the impact of a full-year continuing resolution on DoD. Defense Deputy Secretary Lynn said the department would meet payroll and medical bills, but have to cut acquisition and training programs.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , DoD , William Lynn , Robert Hale , Senate Appropriations Committee , continuing resolution , budget , medical benefits ,

Wednesday - 03/02/2011, 07:16am EST
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Will budget cuts be easier on heels of new GAO report?

The Government Accountability Office released its first annual report required by Congress to examine overlap among federal programs. Auditors found agencies have redundant programs in everything from contracting to food safety to literacy education.

Tags: management , Tom Coburn , GAO , DoD , federal spending , program evaluation ,

Tuesday - 03/01/2011, 12:44pm EST

OPM's new cyber worker definition to improve hiring

The agency and the CIO Council creates a list of the competencies cybersecurity workers need. OPM's Kichak said agencies will have a common understanding of the skills and abilities these employees need.

Tags: technology , management , Nancy Kichak , OPM , CIO Council , cybersecurity , cybersecurity workforce , hiring authorities ,

Monday - 02/28/2011, 07:03am EST
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SSA getting caught up in budget unrest

AFGE plans to protest on Wednesday the possible spending cuts to the Social Security Administration in more than 20 states. SSA Commission Astrue tried to alleviate spending concerns with an e-mail to employees. Meanwhile, SSA and AFGE are negotiating a new contract.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , Michael Astrue , SSA , AFGE , union contract , Witold Skwierczynski , government shutdown , House Ways and Means Committee , continuing resolution ,

Monday - 02/28/2011, 04:42pm EST

OPM defines IT security worker

The Office of Personnel Management has officially defined what it means to be a federal IT security worker.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , Nancy Kichak , OPM , IT security worker , Dorobek Insider

Friday - 02/25/2011, 03:42pm EST
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Agencies figuring out how to take network vitals

OMB mandated departments implement continuous monitoring of their cyber networks by 2012. Part of meeting that goal is understanding what hardware and software currently reside on the computing backbone.

Tags: technology , contracting , Roger Baker , Bobbie Stempfley , Mike Krieger , Donna Dodson , Army , VA , DHS , State , NIST , GSA , cybersecurity , continuous monitoring , Cyberscope , SmartBUY ,

Friday - 02/25/2011, 07:58am EST
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