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Senate lawmakers are promising to change the laws to let agencies have easier access to the Death Master File and other key databases. Starting June 1, agencies must check the Do Not Pay list before issuing any money.
Tags: management , financial management , Danny Werfel , Richard Gregg , Treasury , Tom Coburn , Tom Carper , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , improper payments , SSA , death master file , information sharing , Marianna LaCanfora , Jason Miller
Three Department of Homeland Security components are testing how ongoing authorizations work. The Office of Management and Budget is drafting a memo to require agencies to change from approving the cybersecurity of systems every three years to a more regular oversight schedule.
Tags: technology , DHS , Jeff Eisensmith , Coast Guard , Mark Powell , Larry DeNayer , Citizenship and Immigration Services , cybersecurity , continuous monitoring , ongoing authorizations , ACT-IAC , Jason Miller
Shelley Metzenbaum's last day was Friday after four years at OMB as the associate director for personnel and performance. She said agencies understand now, more than ever, that setting goals and measuring their performance against them makes a big difference in how they meet their missions.
The White House budget office is recalculating how to apply automatic spending cuts for a handful of agencies, freeing up almost $4 billion for the Pentagon and another $1 billion or so for other agencies like the Homeland Security Department and NASA.
Jeff Zients, the deputy director for mangagement and chief performance officer at the Office of Management and Budget, has left the agency.
A new memo from Acting OPM Director Elaine Kaplan details two main objectives and four focus areas for change. OPM and OMB want to eliminate 12 HR reports and consolidate four others.
In a broad move to wring more savings from real estate costs, the IRS announced it will close 43 small offices over the next two years and reduce space at many other larger facilities.IRS also plans to consolidate multiple offices "within the same commuting area" and will increase the use of desk-sharing and telework to save space at other offices.
Bipartisan legislation in the Senate aims to streamline the elimination of excess federal properties by setting up a council within agencies and the Office of Management and Budget and creating government-wide property disposal goals.
OMB raised the savings or cost avoidance goal by $500 million by the end of 2012. Since March, agencies got rid of 1,400 excess or underutilized properties. But the government added 1,500 new ones to the list.
Inside the Reporter's Notebook: Communication breakdown over FITARA? Lawmaker wants answers from DHS
News and buzz in the acquisition and IT communities that you may have missed this week.
Tags: technology , Joe Jordan , Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act , Rich Beutel , Richard Spires , Bennie Thompson , DHS , House Homeland Security Committee , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , OFPP , Margie Graves , cybersecurity , Andy Ozment , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller , exclusive