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OMB's Kathy Stack's impact on government shouldn't be overlooked

Kathy Stack who spent the last 28 years at the Office of Management and Budget, was the quiet leader behind the move toward evidence-based decision making over the last few years.

Tags: people , technology , USDA , Charles McClam , Kathy Stack , Ann Dunkin , EPA , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 03/02/2015, 05:03am EST

From scandal's aftermath to 18F, Tangherlini reflects on tenure at GSA

When Dan Tangherlini took over as the General Services Administration administrator in 2012, it was embroiled in the aftermath of the conference scandal. Stepping down after three years later, he reflects on how the agency has transformed itself.

Tags: Dan Tangherlini , GSA , PBS , FSA , FITARA , data benchmarking , Beth Cobert , Norman Dong , 18F , information technology , technology , federal buildings , In Depth , Michael OConnell

Friday - 02/20/2015, 05:10pm EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

If you've never heard of the Invoice Processing Platform, you're probably not alone. It's a system for handling electronic transactions with vendors. And now the Office of Management and Budget is developing new guidance that strongly encourages agencies to use it and it alone. At the moment, your chief financial officer is commenting on the draft guidance. It's all part of OMB's more aggressive push to shared services in 2015. Executive Editor Jason Miller joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss what he's found out about the draft guidance, and where OMB is heading with shared services.

Tags: Jason Miller , Invoice Processing Platform , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , technology , In Depth

Wednesday - 02/18/2015, 10:15am EST
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OMB pushing agencies to use single system for online transactions

The Office of Management and Budget is circulating a draft memo to CFOs to all-but-mandate the use of the Invoice Processing Platform (IPP) run by the Treasury Department. Sources say agencies would have to justify to OMB why they wouldn't use the IPP. It's part of the administration's effort to push agencies toward more financial management shared services.

Tags: management , financial management , shared services , David Mader , Mark Reger , AGA , Improper payments , Financial Management Line of Business , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/18/2015, 04:06am EST

OMB warns of consequences if sequestration returns in 2016

The Office of Management and Budget tells Congress if it doesn't fix sequestration, discretionary spending across the government would drop by more than $90 billion.

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

Tuesday - 02/17/2015, 01:20pm EST

FITARA implementation listening tour

The Office of Management and Budget is getting kudos for its initial steps to implement the Federal Information Technology Reform Act (FITARA).

Tags: technology , FITARA , oversight , Congress , Gerry Connolly , GAO , Gene Dodaro , Ben Sweezy , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 02/16/2015, 05:11am EST

OMB's A-123 rewrite to flip risk management on its head

Mike Wetklow, an Office of Management and Budget official, said the expected changes to Circular A-123 will ask agencies to view risk management in a different way.

Tags: management , Mike Wetklow , Commerce Department , Tim Soltis , Education Department , A-123 , enterprise risk management , AGA , Emily Kopp , Karen Hardy

Wednesday - 02/11/2015, 05:21pm EST

OMB unties a few of the travel, conference spending knots

A CFO Alert tells agencies the White House would listen to proposals to spend more money on travel and conferences in 2015.

Tags: management , CFO Council , conferences , travel expense , Jason Miller

Monday - 02/09/2015, 04:49pm EST

OMB reaffirms cyber oversight role

Grant Schneider, a federal cybersecurity adviser within OMB, said the new E-Gov Cyber Unit will play a key role in how the Office of Electronic Government and Information Technology analyzes agency progress in protecting their systems. DHS and GSA will award the second task order under the continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) program in the coming weeks, which will provide integration services with tools and the agencywide dashboards.

Tags: technology , Grant Schneider , DHS , GSA , Continuous diagnostics and mitigation program , cybersecurity , Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board , Michael Daniel , E-Gov Cyber Unit , Jason Miller , exclusive

Thursday - 02/12/2015, 03:46am EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

When if comes to cybersecurity, who's your daddy? In your case, it's the White House. Federal agencies should expect a cybersecurity revival of sorts from the Office of Management and Budget this year. OMB is reasserting its cyber oversight role with a new group of experts. Grant Schneider is a federal cybersecurity advisor at OMB. On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, he told executive editor Jason Miller about what agencies should expect in the coming months.

Tags: Jason Miller , cybersecurity , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Grant Schneider

Thursday - 02/12/2015, 08:26am EST
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