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The Office of Management says the President's fiscal 2015 budget proposal released this week represents an attempt to move beyond the budget gridlock of the past few years. In an exclusive Federal News Radio interview, OMB Deputy Director Brian Deese discussed proposals boost funding for federal-employee training programs and to overhaul way individual agencies' programs are funded.
In the fiscal 2015 budget, the White House laid out initiatives that fall under each of the four pillars of the management agenda. The federal IT budget would drop to $79.1 billion in 2015 -- down from $81.4 billion in 2014.
The White House's fiscal 2015 budget proposal released Tuesday aims to boost funding for federal-employee training, which has been hard hit by across-the-board sequestration cuts in recent years. The budget also proposes a 1 percent pay increase for federal employees and leaves untouched federal retirement programs.
A new memo from CTO Todd Park requires agencies to update their open government plans by June 1. The plans should include new efforts as well as progress reports on current initiatives.
Tags: management , open government , transparency , technology , Todd Park , Office of Science and Technology Policy , Nick Sinai , Corinna Zarek , Gavin Baker , Center for Effective Government , FOIA , Jason Miller
News and buzz from the last two weeks includes a new legislative proposal from Rep. Darrell Issa on suspension and debarment and round two of the Presidential Innovation Fellows program.
The White House will release an updated list of agency high-priority goals and cross-agency priority goals with the annual budget request to Congress in March. Meanwhile, the Office of Management and Budget detailed agency successes over the last two years in meeting current goals.
Tags: management , performance goals , Beth Cobert , Treasury Department , Nani Coloretti , Patrick Gallagher , NIST , Commerce Department , Performance.gov , Performance Improvement Council , Jason Miller
In a new report to lawmakers, the White House determined discretionary spending fell $2 billion below the Budget Control Act caps.
The Office of Management and Budget this week announced President Barack Obama's fiscal 2015 budget would be released March 4 — about a month later than the traditional deadline. Still, this year's delay is much smaller than last year, when the budget release came two months late because of the congressional deliberations over annual spending and the across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration.
Lisa Danzig is slated to become OMB's associate director for personnel and performance. She would replace Shelley Metzenbaum, who left in May.
Federal News Radio surveyed more than a dozen current and former federal officials about what technology and acquisition stories stood out last year.