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OMB starts DATA Act implementation in high gear

Executive editor Jason Miller says that for all of the Obama administration's reluctance and push-back against the Data Transparency Accountability Act as it was going through Congress, give them credit for meeting the first major statutory deadline of the law on May 7.

Tags: management , data transparency , DATA Act , OMB , Treasury , David Mader , David Lebryk , Hudson Hollister , Mark Warner , Data Transparency Coalition , Congress , Inside the Reporters Notebook ,

Monday - 05/11/2015, 04:29am EDT

USDA's Risk Management Agency uses agile to solve financial systems problems

Chad Sheridan, the chief information officer of the Risk Management Agency, said after some initial bumps in the road, the agency is releasing new capabilities faster and on time.

Tags: USDA , Technology , Risk Management Agency , Chad Sheridan , agile development , financial management system , Ask the CIO ,

Friday - 05/08/2015, 02:44pm EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Now the hard work really begins for agencies to make their spending data more transparent. The Office of Management and Budget issues new guidance and other tools to begin the implementation of the Data Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act). Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller writes about the new policy in his bi-weekly feature, Inside the Reporter's Notebook. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose what agencies have to do over the next two years.

Tags: DATA Act , In Depth , OMB

Friday - 05/08/2015, 04:06pm EDT

VA reevaluating use of public clouds, new strategy on tap

The Veterans Affairs Department will finalize a strategy to determine how to use public or commercial cloud computing services. VA backed away from public or commercial clouds about three or four years ago because of concerns over records retention capabilities.

Tags: Technology , Steph Warren , Veteran Affairs , Paul Tibbits , cloud computing , Cybersecurity ,

Friday - 05/08/2015, 04:03am EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Veterans Affairs Department is reconsidering how it can use cloud computing services. Three years after deciding this new approach to technology delivery wasn't for the agency, VA is having second thoughts. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more details on where VA is heading.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , cloud computing , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Friday - 05/08/2015, 09:56am EDT

HHS to modernize health data with portal update

The Department of Health and Human Services is turning to its IdeaLab to make its health data on portal "more liquid," to improve its usability and capability. Damon Davis, the director for the Health Data Initiative, said the new functionality aims to improve internal and external customer experiences.

Tags: Technology , Damon Davis , HHS , IdeaLab , Health IT , Drupal , data sharing , Open government , Symantec ,

Thursday - 05/07/2015, 07:32am EDT

Council trying to create a performance culture snowball effect

The Performance Improvement Council is following four complementary strategies to increase the use of data-driven decision making and create champions to spread the capabilities to the program level.

Tags: management , Performance Improvement Council , Kate Josephs , Robert Shea , Grant Thornton , Chris Mihms , GAO , GPRA Modernization Act , Performance Institute , Association of Government Accountants ,

Wednesday - 05/06/2015, 04:47am EDT

OMB requiring 5 percent cut in discretionary budget for 2017

The annual budget guidance continues to emphasize data-driven decision making, and makes specific recommendations around improper payments, shared services and the Freeze the Footprint initiatives. The administration also will introduce new stat session, FedStat, to integrate and prioritize management and mission issues.

Tags: budget , OMB , Shaun Donovan , Improper payments , Shared services , FedStat , Evidence based budgeting , Reduce the Footprint initiative ,

Wednesday - 05/06/2015, 04:21am EDT

Network as a Service

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

Monday - 04/20/2015, 02:58pm EDT

OPM grants all agencies excepted hiring authorities for digital services

OPM Director Katherine Archuleta approved the use of excepted service appointments for up to two years at General Schedule 11 to 15 levels for agencies with approved projects in need of digital services expertise.

Tags: Technology , workforce , Digital services , OPM , Smarter IT Delivery Agenda , excepted hiring authority , Katherine Archuleta ,

Tuesday - 05/05/2015, 02:51pm EDT
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