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Grant Schneider, Federal Cybersecurity Advisor, OMB

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, a federal cybersecurity adviser within OMB, tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller about what agencies should expect from his agency in the coming months.

Tags: Grant Schneider , Jason Miller , In Depth

Wednesday - 02/11/2015, 04:47pm EST
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OMB seeks approval for agencies to ante up $15M for cross-agency goals

The White House proposed in its 2016 budget request to Congress that lawmakers approve the interagency transfer of money to pay for long-term progress against the 17 cross-agency objectives.

Tags: management , Beth Cobert , White House , 2016 budget request , cross-agency-priority goals , real property , Customer service , Category management , acquisition , Simplified acquisition threshold , Civilian Agency Property Realignment Act , GSA , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 02/03/2015, 03:53am EST

Norm Lorentz, Former Chief Technology Officer, OMB

The nation's third federal chief information officer will inherit an agenda that builds off his predecessors. The director of the Office of Management and Budget, Shaun Donovan, says incoming CIO Tony Scott will start working on legacy projects, like the administration's Smarter IT Delivery Agenda. Norm Lorentz is former director of the global public sector practice at Grant Thornton, and the first chief technology officer of the United States. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he took an inside look at Tony Scott and the work that's ahead for him.

Tags: Norm Lorentz , In Depth

Tuesday - 02/10/2015, 04:19pm EST
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Karen Evans, Director, U.S. Cyber Challenge

The new federal chief information officer, Tony Scott, inherits a governmentwide IT budget of about $81 billion. He also takes over at a time when federal agencies are ramping up their cybersecurity spending. Karen Evans is executive director of the U.S. Cyber Challenge, and former e-Government administrator at the Office of Management and Budget. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she broke down his top priorities as the new federal CIO.

Tags: Karen Evans , U.S. Cyber Challenge , cybersecurity , Tony Scott , In Depth

Monday - 02/09/2015, 04:45pm EST
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White House names VMWare's Tony Scott as federal CIO

Tony Scott comes to government after spending his 35-year career in the private sector.

Tags: Tony Scott , Steve VanRoekel , Lisa Schlosser , Vivek Kundra , people ,

Thursday - 02/05/2015, 04:21pm EST

Chenok: Agencies share 'common metrics' for cross-agency goals

The recent surge of cross-agency goals under the Obama Administration is leading to a new way to pay for them. The White House budget plan for 2016 asks Congress to let the Office of Management and Budget transfer money to help agencies with governmentwide goals. Dan Chenok is executive director of the IBM Center for the Business of Government. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained how ideas like these will ever come to pass if they're in a White House budget plan.

Tags: Dan Chenok , IBM Center for the Business of Government , In Depth

Wednesday - 02/04/2015, 04:58pm EST
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IT budget request rises to $86B, including $105M for digital services

President Barack Obama is asking Congress for additional funding to set up digital services offices in the 25 largest agencies and create idea labs to promote employee innovation.

Tags: technology , budget , White House , digital services , idea labs , cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Monday - 02/02/2015, 09:09am EST
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Paul Bartley, Program Support Center Director, HHS

The last several administrations have pushed federal agencies to share services they have in common. The idea is to cut redundancy and boost efficiency. Shared services have certainly been a priority for the Obama Office of Management and Budget. Some managers worry that shared services means they'll have to bring in more contractors. But in fact several departments offer a wide range of administrative services available for sharing. One of them is the Program Support Center at Health and Human Services. Paul Bartley is director of the Center. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the programs, and how to make them catch on.

Tags: Paul Bartley , HHS , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , shared services ,

Thursday - 01/29/2015, 09:12am EST
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Federal CTO Smith wants tech experts who speak the language

Megan Smith, the federal chief technology officer says agencies need employees with a high technical quotient to help build digital services. Four months into the job, Smith said digital services, policy and innovation, and STEM are her top priorities.

Tags: technology , Megan Smith , White House , digital services , workforce , training , FTC , Internet of Things , State of the Net , Internet Freedom Foundation , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/28/2015, 04:54am EST
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No sequestration cuts in 2015, OMB says

A new report from OMB stated the discretionary spending budget caps for defense and non-defense categories matched or came in less than what's called for in the Budget Control Act.

Tags: budget , Congress , sequestration , discretionary spending , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/23/2015, 12:36pm EST
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