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Federal CIO VanRoekel leaving post for new role at USAID

VanRoekel will advise the agency's senior leadership on using technology and data to help coordinate the government's response to the crisis. This is his second stint at USAID. Lisa Schlosser will be the interim federal CIO.

Tags: technology , USAID , Steve VanRoekel , Beth Cobert , people , Jason Miller , federal CIO

Friday - 09/19/2014, 08:01am EDT

OMB turns to the people-solution to fix troubled IT programs

As part of President Barack Obama's second term management agenda, agencies are testing new hiring authorities for technology experts and an industry-government exchange program. The Office of Management and Budget also worked with agencies to benchmark the cost effectiveness of back-office functions.

Tags: technology , workforce , Beth Cobert , Steve VanRoekel , Mike Dickerson , GSA , VA , Sloan Gibson , 18F , Digital Service Office , Jason Miller

Monday - 09/15/2014, 03:41am EDT
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Anne Rung confirmed as OFPP administrator

The Senate approved Anne Rung's nomination by voice vote. Procurement experts say improving the acquisition workforce and addressing concerns with strategic sourcing are among her top priorities.

Tags: Anne Rung , OFPP , acquisition , Congress , Alan Chvotkin , Professional Services Council , Roger Waldron , Coaltion for Government Procurement , Dan Gordon , strategic sourcing , acquisition workforce , training , Shaun Donovan , Tom Carper , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Sam Graves , House Small Business Community , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/11/2014, 05:00pm EDT

Lt. Col. Dan Ward, Hanscom Air Force Base

The Office of Management and Budget has a new reading list on innovative contracting. Tom Kalil of the Office of Science and Technology Policy and Lesley Field of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy write about the release of the first version of Innovative Contracting Case Studies. One of them is a book called FIRE: How Fast, Inexpensive, Restrained, and Elegant Methods Ignite Innovation. Air Force Lt. Col. Dan Ward is author of the book. He shared some of the details on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: Dan Ward , Hanscom Air Force Base , In Depth

Monday - 09/08/2014, 04:28pm EDT
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OMB to Congress: Fix 2015 budget to avoid return of limited sequester

The White House sends its annual report to Congress outlining the cuts to discretionary spending next year. DoD, Energy and the FBI would face an extra $34 million cut to reach Budget Control Act cap levels if the Senate's spending bills become law.

Tags: budget , management , sequestration , Congress , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 04:58pm EDT

Enterprise risk management in the federal sector

Jenny Mattingley hosts a roundtable discussion of the current state of enterprise risk management in the federal government.
August 22, 2014

Tags: workforce , enterprise risk management , risk management , Karen Hardy , W. Todd Grams , Deloitte , Doug Webster , Cambio Consulting Group , Jenny Mattingley , Shaw Bransford and Roth , Fed Talk

Friday - 08/22/2014, 03:34pm EDT
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Aneesh Chopra, Executive Vice President, Hunch Analytics

The debut of the US Digital Service in the Office of Management and Budget is supposed to push innovation and best practices across Federal agencies. But the announcement about the Digital Service makes some contractors nervous, similar to the rollout of 18F at the General Services Administration. Aneesh Chopra is co-founder and executive vice president of Hunch Analytics, and former federal chief technology officer. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said vendors selling in the government market shouldn't worry about their bottom lines.

Tags: Aneesh Chopra , technology , In Depth

Monday - 08/18/2014, 04:23pm EDT
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OMB asked to address agency-IG quarrels

The Inspector General Act gives IGs authority to obtain any information necessary for their investigations, but some agencies are giving IGs a hard time with their requests. Members of Senate and House oversight committees are calling on Shaun Donovan, the recently confirmed director of the Office of Management and Budget, to address the issue.

Tags: inspector general , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Tom Carper , Tom Coburn , Darrell Issa , Elijah Cummings , Shaun Donovan , Stephanie Wasko , oversight , information sharing

Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 01:58pm EDT

OMB wants HealthCare.gov lessons to endure in new Digital Service Office

The White House named Mikey Dickerson to lead the Digital Service Office and to be federal deputy CIO. OMB also releases the TechFAR and Digital Service Playbook to help agencies implement agile and other innovative contracting types.

Tags: technology , Beth Cobert , Steve VanRoekel , Mikey Dickerson , TechFAR , Digital Service Office , Digital Service Playbook , GSA , 18F , Smarter IT Delivery Agenda , Jason Miller

Monday - 08/11/2014, 06:13pm EDT

Massive inconsistencies continue to affect USASpending.gov data

A Government Accountability Office probe of USASpending.gov, the government's awards website, found that while contracting information was generally correct, only 2-to-7 percent of awards listed on the site perfectly matched agency data. GAO recommended better record keeping policies be set by the Office of Management and Budget to avoid inconsistencies.

Tags: GAO , USASpending.gov , management , awards , transparency , data management , technology , contracting , Ariel Levin-Waldman

Monday - 08/04/2014, 05:19am EDT
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