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White House names Zients to lead reorg effort

The chief performance officer will be joined by Lisa Brown, who currently serves as the assistant to the president and staff secretary. The restructuring will begin with trade and exports to give companies better opportunities in the global marketplace.

Tags: management , Lisa Brown , OMB , White House , government reorganization , State of the Union , Jason Miller

Monday - 01/31/2011, 07:24am EST

Industry, feds react with optimism to OMB's IT reforms

The administration detailed a 25-point plan to improve the way agencies buy and manage technology. Current and former government officials say OMB is using lessons learned from the past to set the agencies up for success.

Tags: technology , management , Vivek Kundra , Teri Takai , OMB , DoD , Tim Young , Mark Forman , Bob Dix , Deloitte Consulting , KPMG , Juniper Networks , IT reforms , cloud computing , agile development , cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/10/2010, 07:18am EST
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OMB plans 25-point IT reform

Senior administration officials this morning will propose major changes to the way agencies buy, manage and implement technology over the next 18 months. The reforms include moving at least three technologies to the cloud, changing the role of CIOs and strengthening program management across the government. OMB applying industry best practices and lessons learned from TechStat sessions.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , OMB , IT management reforms , data center consolidation , cloud computing , program management , agile development , high-risk projects , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/09/2010, 07:46am EST
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OMB course corrects 16 IT projects

The administration said its review of 16 of the 26 high-risk technology programs led to one termination, eight programs are scaled back and seven projects have accelerated delivery timetables. OMB said agencies saved or avoided spending $1.3 billion over the life of these 16 projects.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , OMB , DHS , Interior , USDA , NARA , high-risk projects , project management , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/09/2010, 07:41am EST
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OMB's tech changes start with new role for CIOs

The federal CIO Vivek Kundra will roll out specifics about the administration's plan to change the way agencies buy and manage technology. The administration wants to give CIOs more authority over the budget for commodity IT such as e-mail or infrastructure. Kundra also said 2012 budget request will include requirements for continuous monitoring of agency networks.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , OMB , GSA , OPM , project management , TechStat , cloud computing , FedRAMP , cybersecurity , CIO , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/03/2010, 06:57am EST
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Will pay freeze impact cybersecurity hiring?

Gov Info Security reports that the proposed pay freeze will not impact hiring for cybersecurity positions in the federal government.

Tags: cybersecurity , Gov Info Security , technology , pay debate

Tuesday - 11/30/2010, 04:00pm EST

Tech Council praises federal IT reform plans

Prashant Gaur, president of the American Council for Technology, discussed his reactions to OMB's plans to reform IT management.

Tags: Prashant Gaur , American Council for Technology , IT reform , OMB , Vivek Kundra , technology , Dorobek Insider

Tuesday - 11/23/2010, 07:15pm EST
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Analysis: OMB restructures IT project management

Federal News Radio's Scott Carr and Jason Miller discuss OMB's five-part plan to restructure IT project management.

Tags: OMB , technology , project management , Jason Miller , Scott Carr , Dorobek Insider

Monday - 11/22/2010, 04:20pm EST
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OMB kicks off voting for SAVE Awards

The Office of Management and Budget chose four ideas out of 18,000 entries that will save the government money. The winner will get to meet President Obama and present their idea. Voting starts today.

Tags: management , Marjorie Cook , Thomas Koenning , Paul Behe , Trudy Givens , Nancy Fichtner , OMB , USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service , Labor Department's Mine Safety and Health Administ , DHS , Justice Department's Bureau of Prisons , VA , SAVE award , Jason Miller

Monday - 11/08/2010, 02:44pm EST

Progress on Obama's management reform initiatives

Tom Shoop, editor-in-chief at Government Executive Magazine, joined the DorobekINSIDER to discuss the administration's progress in management reform.

Tags: Tom Shoop , GovExec , management , Barack Obama , Excellence in Government conference , Dorobek Insider

Tuesday - 11/02/2010, 06:17pm EDT
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