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Agencies report progress, at last, on security clearance reform

The Federal security clearance process has been on the Government Accountability Office's "high risk list" since 2005. But now, a Senate committee hears evidence that the officials from a task force of federal agencies trying to fix the clearance process may have finally turned a corner.

Tags: management , Pay&benefits , The Senate Government Management and Federal Workf , Daniel Akaka , George Voinovich , OPM , John Berry , OMB , James Clapper , Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 09/16/2009, 07:09am EDT

Federal shared services effort gets push from new executive forum

GSA leads the group of 20 trying to add structure to all the different initiatives. Shared Services Forum to submit ideas to OMB on how to move governmentwide effort to use cloud computing.

Tags: contracting , Technology , management , Jim Williams , GSA , OMB , Shared services , Lines of Business

Tuesday - 11/24/2009, 08:16pm EST

President touts billions in contracting savings

A new report released Monday by the Office of Management and Budget claims agencies have identified $19 billion in contractor cost savings, with the government well on the way to meeting the President's mandate to cut contractor costs by $40 billion annually by fiscal 2011.

Tags: management , Office of Management and Budget , President Obama , Max Cacas

Tuesday - 12/22/2009, 06:52am EST

Senators proclaim Gordon 'most qualified' to be OFPP administrator

Nominee didn't offer a lot of specifics about his vision or priorities when it comes to acquisition reform or improvements. Gordon did address multiple award contracting and strategic sourcing. Lawmakers express concern that OFPP needs more staff.

Tags: contracting , mngt , Dan Gordon , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , George Voinovich , OMB , OFPP , GAO , Robert Burton , Venable , insourcing , acquisition workforce , Multiple award contracts

Thursday - 11/12/2009, 06:34am EST

CPO: from the private sector to the federal government

The Federal government's first "Chief Performance Officer" faces off with a Senate Committee hearing testimony for his nomination. Jeffrey Zients talks about the difference between managing in the private and public sector, the PART legacy from the Bush Administration, and how he views the expected retirement tsunami in the federal government.

Tags: mngt , nominations , transition , Office of Management and Budget , Senator Joe Lieberman , Senator Susan Collins , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Thursday - 06/11/2009, 07:24am EDT

Zients: Gov buildings for sale

The administration proposing an independent board that would make recommendations on shedding that property. The White House plans to sell some of it.


Thursday - 03/03/2011, 05:55pm EST

OPM, OMB cap bonuses for feds

The administration has capped the amount federal agencies can spend on performance awards for employees.

Tags: John Berry , OPM , OMB , management , workforce , pay and benefits , pay , policy , Ruben Gomez

Monday - 06/13/2011, 02:26pm EDT

Civilian BRAC gains Hill support

The Obama administration Wednesday sent lawmakers a proposed bill that would create an independent commission to dispose of thousands of pieces of federal property that agencies have designated as excess. The administration also posted online a map showing the locations of more than 7,000 of the properties.

Tags: management , Congress , Danny Werfel , Jeff Denham , Tom Carper , OMB , BRAC , budget , excess property , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 05/04/2011, 10:16am EDT

OMB to close 137 data centers by end of year

The Office of Management and Budget has released a list of 137 data centers it plans to close by the end of the year.

Tags: data centers , Technology , Vivek Kundra , OMB , White House , Julia Ziegler ,

Wednesday - 04/27/2011, 10:30am EDT

OMB reorganization efforts: what you should know

The White House is detailing how a government reorganization effort will work, and who will run it.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , OMB , Robert Shea , Grant Thornton , management

Monday - 01/31/2011, 07:39pm EST
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