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Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

For years, the White House has been prodding agencies to cut costs by using shared services. But like the proverbial water trough, sometimes the horses don't drink. Now the Office of Management and Budget has once again deputized the General Services Administration to help it turn policy into reality. GSA will set up a program office to help agencies get over the most common hurdles to using shared services. Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details.

Tags: Emily Kopp , Tom Temin , shared services , GSA

Friday - 10/24/2014, 06:13am EDT
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OMB details new, expanded approach to fighting improper payments

A new memo and guidance from OMB makes four significant changes to Appendix C of Circular A-123.

Tags: financial management , Shaun Donovan , improper payments , oversight , internal controls , Robert Shea , Grant Thornton , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 09:18am EDT

OMB to require agencies to measure risk at the enterprise level

The Office of Management and Budget to release a memo or guidance in the second quarter of 2015 to set governmentwide expectations for how agencies will manage risk. Controller David Mader said lessons from implementing Circulars A-123 and A-11 could be expanded into agency mission areas.

Tags: management , financial management , David Mader , Association of Government Accountants , Jim Taylor , Grant Thornton , risk management , shared services , data analytics , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/17/2014, 04:18am EDT
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The OMB perspective on federal information technology

How are federal agencies delivering smarter information technology (IT) services? What are agencies doing to deliver value in federal IT investments? How are agencies using data-driven reviews to enhance IT performance? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Steve VanRoekel, Federal CIO & Administrator for E-Gov, Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

Tags: IBM Center for the Business of Government , Michael Keegan , Business of Government Hour , Steve VanRoekel ,

Friday - 09/19/2014, 02:30pm EDT

Schneider leaves a legacy of change at DIA

Grant Schneider was the chief information officer at the Defense Intelligence Agency for seven years before leaving for a two-year detail at OMB earlier this month. Schneider said DIA relies less on contractors and is knee deep in shared services.

Tags: technology , Grant Schneider , DIA , NGA , ICITE , industry , workforce , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/10/2014, 04:35pm EDT
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Governmentwide cloud contracting efforts missing key ingredients, IGs find

The Council of Inspectors General analyzed 77 commercial cloud contracts across 19 civilian agencies and found most failed to implement federal guidance and best practices. Auditors found these shortcomings could put data and systems at a greater risk to cyber attack or data theft.

Tags: oversight , Council on Inspectors General , cloud computing , FedRAMP , cybersecurity , acquisition , contracting , service-level agreements , Jason Miller , technology

Monday - 10/13/2014, 06:39am EDT
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OMB gives DHS new powers to scan some civilian agency networks for cyber threats

In fiscal 2015 FISMA guidance, OMB is trying to close a big hole exposed during the government's reaction to the Heartbleed vulnerability. The White House is giving DHS the authority to regularly conduct proactive scans of certain civilian agency networks. DHS made it clear to Congress earlier this year the delay in getting permission from agencies to scan their networks cost them days in response time during Heartbleed.

Tags: DHS , cybersecurity , technology , Heartbleed , Beth Cobert , management , Shaun Donovan , FISMA , Andy Ozment , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/03/2014, 01:53pm EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Office of Management and Budget's technology shop is getting some new people and brain power after the recent exodus of several long-time executives and policy folks. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller covers this and more inside his Reporter's Notebook. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details.

Tags: Jason Miller , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , hiring

Monday - 10/06/2014, 09:21am EDT
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Inside the Reporter's Notebook: CIOs on the move; shared services governance under development

In this edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook, the Office of Management and Budget's office of E-Government and IT is getting a shot in the arm of people and brain power after a recent exodus. Plus, Treasury and OMB are working to set baseline expectations for financial management shared services. Also in the notebook...

Tags: Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller , Treasury , managament , people , technology , shared services

Monday - 10/06/2014, 04:47am EDT

Recipe for a successful DATA Act is part collaboration, part oversight

OMB and Treasury are creating a roadmap on how to move forward with DATA Act implementation over the next 12 to 36 months. Meanwhile, congressional and executive branch auditors are part of the oversight process from the beginning.

Tags: Jason Miller , Congress , management , oversight , technology , information sharing , Treasury , open government , DATA Act , David Mader , Dave Lebryk , Ali Ahmad , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Senate Budget Committee , Amy Edwards , Bob Taylor , Data Transparency Coalition , inspector general

Wednesday - 10/01/2014, 04:03am EDT
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