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Scott Quehl, Senior Principal, Accenture Federal Services

The Office of Management and Budget's guidance for fiscal 2017 is out. The administration tells agencies to show how they'll make 5 percent cuts in their budgets. Scott Quehl, a senior principal at Accenture Federal Services and former chief financial officer at the Commerce Department, tells In Depth with Francis Rose what the budget guidance means and how agencies use it.

Tags: Scott Quehl , Accenture Federal Services , Commerce Department , In Depth

Friday - 05/08/2015, 03:56pm EDT

OMB requiring 5 percent cut in discretionary budget for 2017

The annual budget guidance continues to emphasize data-driven decision making, and makes specific recommendations around improper payments, shared services and the Freeze the Footprint initiatives. The administration also will introduce new stat session, FedStat, to integrate and prioritize management and mission issues.

Tags: budget , Shaun Donovan , Improper payments , Shared services , FedStat , Evidence based budgeting , Reduce the Footprint initiative , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/06/2015, 04:21am EDT

Chris Smith, Vice President of Technology, AT&T Government Solutions

The federal government is taking two steps forward on ways to strengthen cyber networks for both the public and private sector. The House of Representatives passed two bills to strengthen information sharing in the private sector. The Office of Management and Budget is asking for public input on ways to overhaul the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act. Chris Smith is vice president of technology for AT&T Government Solutions, and former chief information officer of the Agriculture Department. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he tracked progress on the recent push to improve the cyber systems inside and out of your agency.

Tags: Chris Smith , AT&T Government Solutions , House , FITARA , In Depth

Monday - 05/04/2015, 04:11pm EDT

Lisa Danzig, Assoc. Director for Performance and Personnel, OMB

The Obama administration has built an elaborate apparatus for data-driven decision-making. It operates on the theory that good metrics require good data. And when you have both, you have the tools you need to improve performance. Coordinating all these moving parts is Lisa Danzig, the associate director for performance and personnel at the Office of Management and Budget. On a special Federal Drive live from the Government Performance Summit, she joined Tom Temin with an overview on the scope of her responsibilities.

Tags: Lisa Danzig , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Monday - 05/04/2015, 10:44am EDT

OMB looks for new ways to modernize shared service centers' aging IT

The decision a decade ago to migrate agencies' payment functions into a few government mega-centers that specialize in HR and financial management has saved money and kept checks moving on time. But the IT systems backing those shared service centers are getting old, and no one's quite sure how to fund their replacements.

Tags: Technology , Shared services , Payroll , Tony Scott , Mark Reger , FITARA , AFFIRM , Association of Government Accountants , The Economy Act , Jared Serbu

Monday - 05/04/2015, 03:44am EDT

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Consolidating agency payroll functions into just a handful of governmentwide service centers has been a shared services success story. But the Office of Management and Budget says there's a problem: in many cases, there's not enough funding to keep those centers' IT systems up to date. As Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports, OMB hopes to have a fix for that within the next year.

Tags: Jared Serbu , In Depth , Shared services ,

Friday - 05/01/2015, 05:25pm EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Office of Management and Budget has released a much-anticipated draft policy to change the way agencies buy, manage and oversee technology projects. The draft guidance is designed to help agencies implement the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA). Tony Scott is the federal Chief Information Officer. In this exclusive interview, he tells executive editor Jason Miller how the draft policy tries to create a broader conversation around IT oversight.

Tags: Jason Miller , Federal Drive , FITARA , Tony Scott , Acquisition , Tom Temin

Friday - 05/01/2015, 10:13am EDT

U.S. CIO Tony Scott: OMB's draft FITARA guidance aims to advance IT reform

OMB sets deadlines for agencies to establish a common baseline of roles and responsibilities for chief information officers to oversee, manage and develop technology programs and projects. The administration is asking for comments from the public by May 30.

Tags: Technology , exclusive , Tony Scott , Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act , CIO authorities , management , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/30/2015, 12:00pm EDT

Tony Scott, Federal Chief Information Officer, OMB

The Office of Management and Budget releases a draft policy for public comment to change the way agencies buy, manage and oversee technology projects. The draft guidance implements the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA). In an exclusive interview, Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller how the draft policy tries to create a broader conversation around IT oversight.

Tags: Tony Scott , FITARA , Jason Miller , In Depth

Thursday - 04/30/2015, 05:37pm EDT

Experts sound off on draft FITARA guidance

Federal News Radio is collecting reactions to the FITARA draft policy guidance from those who provided their decades of experience in federal IT, acquisition and management.

Tags: FITARA , Technology , Gerry Connolly , Richard Beutel , Alan Balutis , Dan Chenok , Tim Young

Thursday - 04/30/2015, 05:13pm EDT
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