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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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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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