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DHS awards $60 million in cyber awards

GSA made the first set of awards under the continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) contract.

Tags: GSA , DHS , Technica Corp. , Knowledge Consulting Group Inc. , HP Enterprise , Northrop Grumman , industry , technology , cybersecurity , Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook

Friday - 01/17/2014, 02:44pm EST

E-Gov Fund continues to stand alone, gets boost to $16M

Senate lawmakers won out over the debate about whether or not to merge the E-Government Fund with the Federal Citizen Services Fund. DHS also receives $166 million for cybersecurity programs in the fiscal 2014 spending bill.

Tags: Congress , E-Government Fund , GSA , Federal Citizen Services Fund , Gavin Baker , Center for Effective Government , Transportation , USDA , DHS , cybersecurity , technology , A-76 , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 01/21/2014, 03:56am EST

OMB's IT passback loses its luster, changes its goals

Multiple CIOs say the annual budget guidance is tame without any new priorities or programs.

Tags: IT passbook , Steve VanRoekel , Kevin Deeley , Luke McCormack , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/31/2014, 03:30pm EST

White House calls for major changes to DATA Act

The Office of Management and Budget's markup of the Senate's version of the bill changes language around requiring data standards and how the information should be published. Open government advocates are concerned about OMB's suggestions.

Tags: management , technology , USASpending.gov , Mark Warner , DATA Act , transparency , open government , Hudson Hollister , Data Transparency Coaltion , Jason Miller

Monday - 01/27/2014, 05:31pm EST
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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
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