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Obama commits to $2B in energy upgrades to federal buildings

Agencies must look for projects to enter into Energy Savings Performance Contracts over the next two years. The effort will cost the government no upfront money. The contractors pay for the energy efficiencies and get paid by the utility savings the department receives. The Army, the Air Force and GSA already are using these contracts.

Tags: management , green government , Barack Obama , Gene Sperling , OMB , Energy Department , GSA , DoD , Martha Johnson , Energy Savings Performance Contracts , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/02/2011, 05:28am EST

Jeff Zients and Lisa Jackson

Tags: OMB , Lisa Jackson , EPA , Carbon dioxide emissions

Monday - 04/20/2009, 11:47am EDT

Zients outlines areas of focus for high performing government

WFED's Jason Miller has more.

Tags: management , OMB , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/05/2010, 06:00pm EST

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 , Scott Gould , Jacob Lew , 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

Agency pilots help cultivate 'inherently governmental' changes

Agencies are getting a better understanding whether they over-rely on contractors. Vendors are mostly happy with the draft policy detailing how agencies should decide which jobs should be done only by federal employees. OMB expects 24 demonstration projects to finish by early May.

Tags: contracting , Dan Gordon , OMB , OFPP , TechAmerica , Professional Services Council , Business Coalition for Fair Competition , Trey Hodgkins , Stan Soloway , inherently governmental , insourcing , A-76

Thursday - 04/01/2010, 07:02am EDT

OMB's Zients sets out steps to key productivity boom

The chief performance officer says contracting, technology and workforce must be fixed for the government to save money and improve services. The administration will receive help to transform agency operations from the Center for American Progress.

Tags: management , OMB , John Podesta , Center for American Progress , management agenda

Friday - 02/19/2010, 06:36am EST

OMB's Zients stakes out acquisition reform plans

The deputy director for management tells lawmakers the government will save $40 billion over the next two years. Zients also wants agencies to grow the acquisition workforce by five percent over the next few years. Lawmakers express some reservations about OMB's plans.

Tags: contracting , Claire McCaskill , Susan Collins , Tom Coburn , OMB , OFPP , Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs , Contracting Oversight , acquisition workforce , A-76 , Inherently governmental , insourcing

Thursday - 10/29/2009, 06:40am EDT

White House establishes management advisory board

Executive order calls for new group to include 17 private sector experts to help agencies improve the use of technology and enhance their customer service. OMB deputy director for management Jeff Zients will be the chairman of the board.

Tags: management , Peter Orszag , OMB , GSA , President's Management Advisory Board , Modernizing IT forum

Monday - 04/19/2010, 05:32pm EDT

Goals set for first labor-management relations board meeting

OPM notice in the Federal Register says first meeting will take place Feb. 26 in Washington. The goal is to gather suggestions to create labor-management forums in each agency.

Tags: management , John Berry , OPM , OMB , Federal Labor Management Relations Board , Employee unions

Thursday - 02/18/2010, 11:48am EST

OMB to dash(board) to better management

Chief performance officer Zients says agencies need to figure out and follow the best metrics to improve performance. Federal Performance Portal will be a one-stop shop for all agency measures that are being tracked through online dashboards.

Tags: management , technology , OMB , Labor , Interior , Air Force , VA , Jonathan Breul , Robert Shea , IBM , Grant Thornton , SAVE award , 2011 budget , performance management , dashboards

Friday - 02/05/2010, 07:01pm EST
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