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OMB Controller Werfel leaves federal service

Danny Werfel has resigned from his position of controller of the Office of Management Budget and left the federal government. He had served as controller since October 2009.

Tags: Danny Werfel , people , IRS

Monday - 01/27/2014, 09:57am EST

DHS' McCormack named vice-chairman of CIO Council

McCormack will help bridge the political and career technology managers, especially as the Obama administration and Congress take on IT and acquisition reform in the wake of the HealthCare.gov debacle.

Tags: people , technology , Luke McCormack , DHS , CIO Council , Steve VanRoekel , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/16/2014, 03:08pm EST

Improper payments rate drops for 4th straight year

OMB releases the latest details on how agencies did in fiscal 2013 and promises more guidance next year.

Tags: Beth Cobert , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/20/2013, 06:12pm EST

Post conference scandals, agencies struggle to find balance

OMB reported agencies avoided spending $3 billion on travel and conferences in 2013 as compared to 2010. Senate lawmakers are concerned how to ensure agencies don't slide back into old habits of lavish spending on conferences.

Tags: management , Tom Coburn , Tom Carper , Beth Cobert , Dan Tangherlini , Brian Miller , J. Russell George , John Tester , GSA , Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee , conference spending , Congress , oversight , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/15/2014, 04:09am EST
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SES group: White House keeping mum on award alternatives

Last spring, as across-the-board budget cuts roiled through agencies across government, the White House decided to cancel the monetary portion of the Presidential Rank Awards, which granted recipients as much as 35 percent of their salary in a one-time bonus. But the White House maintained it was "focused on finding means to acknowledge excellence in non-monetary ways." The Senior Executives Association (SEA), in a statement released Monday said it still hasn't heard from President Barack Obama on those alternatives.

Tags: SES , SEA , Carol Bonosaro , Presidential Rank Awards , management , workforce , pay and benefits

Monday - 01/13/2014, 03:27pm EST
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GAO, OMB still not seeing eye-to-eye on pace of IT Dashboard updates

The Government Accountability Office dinged OMB yet again for having updated information in the IT Dashboard only in nine of the last 24 months. OMB said the information is pre-decisional and therefore can't be made public.

Tags: technology , oversight , GAO , Steve VanRoekel , IT Dashboard , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 01/14/2014, 09:28am EST

Coburn to Congress: Look in the mirror for the cause of waste

Sen. Tom Coburn told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Thursday that Congress isn't doing its job and that's the root cause of much of the waste in government. Rep. Darrell Issa promised to work with Coburn and Sen. Tom Carper on legislation to reduce overlapping programs.

Tags: management , White House , Congress , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Darrell Issa , Tom Coburn , GAO , program duplication , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Brandon Arnold , National Taxpayers Union , Chris Edwards , Cato Institute , Tom Schatz , Citizens Against Government Waste , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/09/2014, 05:49pm EST

OMB chooses 2013 SAVE Award winner

Kenneth Siehr of the Department of Veterans Affairs wins this year's SAVE Award. His cost-cutting proposal involving mail-order prescriptions to veterans also saves time.

Tags: SAVE award , Veterans Affairs , medical centers

Thursday - 12/26/2013, 02:44pm EST

CIO shuffle continues at SBA, DHS, OPM

SBA, OPM have new CIOs as the carousel in government IT spins once again.

Tags: SBA , OPM , Chase Garwood , Commerce Department , DHS , Renee Macklin , Beth Cobert , Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Donna Seymour

Friday - 12/20/2013, 06:09pm EST

PIOs unearth the real value of data, analysis

Nani Coloretti, Treasury's assistant secretary for management and performance improvement officer, said prioritizing data, analyzing it in way that makes sense to senior officials and following through on opportunities for change are among the ways to improve agency processes. A Federal News Radio survey of PIOs show agencies are using data to improve mission execution.

Tags: management , Nani Coloretti , Treasury Department , Performance Improvement Officers , data driven analysis , high priority goals , Jason Miller , In Depth

Wednesday - 11/13/2013, 03:51am EST
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