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OMB nominee Donovan promises to build on predecessor's success, progress

HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee that connecting the management side with the budget side would better ensure financial and programmatic successes. Lawmakers pressed Donovan on his commitment to implement the DATA Act and reduce duplicative programs.

Tags: management , Shaun Donovan , HUD , Tom Carper , Tom Coburn , Rob Portman , DATA Act , Jason Miller

Thursday - 06/12/2014, 04:06am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Shaun Donovan has big shoes to fill if he is confirmed as the next director of the Office of Management and Budget. Members of Congress from both parties say they liked the former OMB head, Sylvia Matthews Burwell, now the Health and Human Services Secretary. She is widely recognized for reinvigorating the management side of the House and working more closely with Congress. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss how Donovan would improve upon Burwell's short-term accomplishments. Read Jason's related article.

Tags: Jason Miller , Shaun Donovan , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 06/12/2014, 09:58am EDT
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Are agencies meeting cross-agency goals? OMB reviews make it hard to tell

The Office of Management and Budget's assessment of cross-agency priority (CAP) goals could use improvement, according to a Government Accountability Office report published Tuesday. GAO found many of the reviews lacked relevant information, such as time frames for particular goals and the status of ongoing efforts.

Tags: GAO , Performance.gov , cross-agency goals , management , oversight , Shefali Kapadia

Wednesday - 06/11/2014, 10:41am EDT

Too often, CIOs left wishing for funding for innovation, modernization

A new survey by TechAmerica and Grant Thornton found many agency chief information officers continue to spend too much on legacy systems and don't have money to develop or modernize new software or applications. But tools such as PortfolioStat are making a difference in helping senior IT managers understand and have a say in where money is spent in their agency.

Tags: technology , TechAmerica , Grant Thornton , George DelPrete , cloud computing , cybersecurity , shared services , Jason Miller

Friday - 06/06/2014, 03:55am EDT
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NIST tells agencies how to get ready for continuous monitoring

The National Institute of Standards and Technology gives agencies guidance for continuing the transition to a real-time, dynamic cybersecurity.

Tags: technology , NIST , cybersecurity , continuous monitoring , Stephanie Wasko

Friday - 06/06/2014, 04:21am EDT

Agencies suspending, debarring contractors more than ever

The Government Accountability Office reports agencies listened to the ISDC's demands to improve and make use of their suspension and debarment tools.

Tags: GAO , ISDC , suspension , debarment , industry , acquisition , Stephanie Wasko

Friday - 05/23/2014, 04:00pm EDT

White House: Obama to add Julian Castro to Cabinet

President Barack Obama will nominate San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to become housing secretary and will tap Shaun Donovan, his current housing chief, to run the budget office, a White House official said Thursday.

Tags: Julian Castro , Shaun Donovan , HUD , Sylvia Burwell , people

Friday - 05/23/2014, 02:20am EDT

Insider threat programs must find the right 'trust but verify' balance

NSA, State and nearly every other agency are developing "fixes" to protect unauthorized employees from taking data. Experts say employees need to understand why the rules are in place and how they benefit both the organization and worker. OMB says one way to improve the situation is by reducing the number of federal employees with security clearances-an initiative that already is underway.

Tags: management , insider threat , Beth Cobert , John Fitzpatrick , NARA , information sharing , Patrick Kennedy , State Department , NSA , Keith Alexander , Ed Hammersla , Raytheon , CA Technologies , Bill Harrod , Intelligence National Security Alliance , Dawn Cappelli , Rockwell Automation , Trust Redefined: Reconnecting Government and its Employees , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/21/2014, 03:56am EDT
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Feds fast-tracking new system for keeping tabs on cleared personnel

In Part 4 of the special report, Questioning Clearances, Federal News Radio examines the government's plan to use new technology to keep better tabs on cleared personnel on a near, real-time basis. But some experts wonder whether such a plan could be implemented successfully in the swift timelines sought by the government.

Tags: oversight , security clearances , Questioning Clearances , continuous evaluation , ODNI , DoD , Marcel Lettre , Beth Cobert , Evan Lesser , GAO , Brenda Farrell , Bill Henderson

Sunday - 05/18/2014, 08:44am EDT
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HR leaders, CHCOs demand that Congress let them 'Make the Cuts'

The Partnership for Public Service and Grant Thornton LLP release the report "Embracing Change," in which interviewers questioned 62 federal CHCOs and HR leaders on the challenges facing the federal workplace and their proposed resolutions.

Tags: CHCO , human resources , Partnership for Public Service , Grant Thornton , Stephanie Wasko

Tuesday - 05/20/2014, 04:59pm EDT
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