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Treasury primes e-invoicing platform ahead of OMB policy

A new memo from the Office of Management and Budget is expected to require agencies to use an established electronic invoice processing platform by a certain date. About 80 agencies already use the IPP to process about 500,000 invoices a year.

Tags: Financial management , Treasury , JFMIP , John Hill , James Beall , Interior Business Center , Peter Moore , Invoice Processing Platform , Shared services , Jason Miller , exclusive

Thursday - 05/28/2015, 04:37am EDT

13 new cities to see locality pay increase in January

Beth Cobert, deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget, told members of a federal employee union Friday, that feds at 13 cities would see their pay adjusted based on labor market conditions.

Tags: AFGE , locality pay , pay , Beth Cobert , workforce , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 05/26/2015, 02:10pm EDT

GAO: Agencies need to keep better tabs on the mobile devices they issue

Inspectors zeroed in on the 15 federal agencies with the highest reported annual telecommunications spending. What they found shows inadequate procedures for monitoring and controlling spending on cell phones.

Tags: Dena Levitz , GAO , GSA , Mobile devices , cell phones , Telecommunications

Friday - 05/22/2015, 04:11pm EDT

OMB initiates FedStat to hone in on mission, management issues

The latest in a long line of data-driven reviews will give agencies a chance to compare themselves internally and externally with similar federal programs. OMB created FedStat as a way to use the data from its back-office benchmarking effort.

Tags: Jason Miller , Data-driven reviews , Joint Financial Management Improvement Program , Employee engagement , workforce , Shared services , OPM , Angela Bailey , FedStat , Presidentís Management Agenda , Beth Cobert , management

Wednesday - 05/20/2015, 04:28am EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Treasury Department survived it, and so will you. But you can't avoid it. By June 15, every large agency will go through the new FedStat process as part of its fiscal 2017 budget development. The Office of Management and Budget kicked off its latest data-driven review with Treasury earlier this week. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details on what agencies should expect when they enter the Fed-STAT review chamber.

Tags: Jason Miller , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Treasury Department , FedStat ,

Wednesday - 05/20/2015, 09:50am EDT

Van Hitch, Senior Adviser, Deloitte Consulting LLP

The Office of Management and Budget released its draft guidance for agency compliance with the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act last week. FITARA gives federal CIOs greater budgetary responsibility, and a larger say in IT decisions. OMB's draft guidance attempts to help agencies navigate these new waters. Van Hitch is a senior adviser at Deloitte Consulting, and a former Justice Department CIO. As part of the Partnership for Public Service's SAGE Program, he was part of a team of former government officials who volunteered their time to review and comment on these draft guidelines at the request of OMB. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain what else is in it.

Tags: Van Hitch , Deloitte , FITARA , Acquisition

Thursday - 05/07/2015, 09:25am EDT

Draft FITARA policy elicits few comments, but new IT commission to help

The Technology Business Management (TBM) Council launched the Commission on IT Cost Opportunity, Strategy and Transparency (IT COST) May 14.

Tags: Technology , FITARA , Commission on IT Cost Opportunity , Strategy and Transparency , Technology Business Management Council , public-private partnership , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 05/18/2015, 04:45am EDT

Cyber desktop standard gets wakeup call from CIO Council

The Chief Information Officer's Council held a sťance, pulled out its Ouji board and asked for the approval from Rip Van Winkle to raise the United States Government Configuration Baseline (USGCB), otherwise known as the Federal Desktop Core Configuration, from its long slumber.

Tags: Technology , Cybersecurity , CIO Council , Industry , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 05/11/2015, 04:39am EDT

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 , Treasury , David Mader , David Lebryk , Hudson Hollister , Mark Warner , Data Transparency Coalition , Congress , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 05/11/2015, 04:29am 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: Jason Miller , DATA Act , In Depth ,

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