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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

FBI narrows down final locations for new headquarters

The House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations wants to know how agencies plan to dispose of and consolidate more than 7,000 federal properties worth $350 billion. On the same day, the FBI announced the finalists for the site of its consolidated relocation.

Tags: Ariel Levin-Waldman , GSA , GAO , Veterans Affairs , David Mader , Michael Gelber , David Wise , James Sullivan , Congress , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , FBI , management , Public Buildings Service , real property disposal , Freeze the Footprint

Tuesday - 07/29/2014, 06:21pm EDT

Agencies use of renewable energy at all-time high

Agencies released sustainability scorecards showing progress toward green goals. Overall, agencies have exceeded goals and reduced greenhouse gases, pollution and waste and increased renewables.

Tags: Green government , White House , energy efficiency , sustainability plans , management , Ariel Levin-Waldman

Monday - 07/28/2014, 06:20am EDT

Grants to be awarded for job-driven training initiatives

Agencies have until Oct. 1 to make competitive employment training grants more job-driven, according to a memo from the Office of Management and Budget. This follows the push from both President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden for agency training programs to focus on connecting employees to the right jobs.

Tags: workforce , management , Joe Biden , Barack Obama , training , Stephanie Wasko , job training

Monday - 07/28/2014, 11:01am EDT

Senators back OFPP nominee, lambast OMB over communication breakdowns

Anne Rung, President Obama's nominee to lead the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, detailed her three major priorities should the Senate confirm her. Lawmakers press Rung on improving communication between OMB and Congress, and how best to deal with the multi-sector workforce.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , OFPP , Anne Rung , Claire McCaskill , Tom Coburn , acquisition workforce , training , oversight , Jason Miller

Friday - 07/25/2014, 04:04am EDT
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