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Treasury to process all invoices electronically

All agency bureaus will implement the Internet Payment Platform by 2012. Additionally, all Treasury vendors must submit invoices through the portal starting in 2013. The electronic invoice payment program is one of 12 initiatives to improve federal financial management.

Tags: financial management , technology , Mark Reger , Mark Easton , Treasury , DoD , electronic invoice processing , financial management reform , Campaign to Cut Waste , AGA , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 07/13/2011, 06:27pm EDT
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Agencies must cut service contracting by 15 percent

OMB will tell agencies to focus on management support service contracts and reduce spending by $6 billion. OMB said contracting for management support services grew at a faster rate than other types of contracting. The initiative is part of the administration's Campaign to Cut Waste.

Tags: contracting , Jeff Zients , Dan Gordon , OFPP , service contracting , management support services , Campaign to Cut Waste , Jason Miller , Richard Ginman , Commerce , Trey Hodgkins , Stan Soloway , TechAmerica , Professional Services Council , DoD

Thursday - 07/07/2011, 02:20pm EDT
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DoD decides not to move DISA to Cyber Command

Just-retired DoD Secretary Robert Gates issued a recent memo announcing his decision about how DISA and the chief information officer's office will change. Gates said DoD will dis-establish the Networks Integration and Information office.

Tags: ACT-IAC , management , Jory Heckman , Andrew McLauchlin , cloud computing , financial management , CGI , technology , Robert Gates , Jason Miller , DoD , DISA , Teri Takai , Trey Hodgkins , CIO , people

Wednesday - 07/06/2011, 03:28pm EDT

ACT-IAC proposes financial system improvement plan

Andrew McLauchlin, vice president at CGI Federal, spoke with Federal News Radio about ACT-IAC's four recommendations.

Tags: financial management , Andrew McLauchlin , CGI Federal , ACT-IAC , management , contracting , industry , Jory Heckman

Wednesday - 07/06/2011, 11:19am EDT
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Cloud is next step for HUD's IT infrastructure

After a RFI and two industry days, the agency is preparing one or more solicitations to move its technology backbone to the cloud. HUD also is taking advantage of the TechStat sessions to improve the oversight and management of its ongoing IT projects.

Tags: technology , contracting , Mark Day , HUD , TechStat , Lockheed Martin , HP , hits contract , HUDNet , cloud computing , Jason Miller

Monday - 07/04/2011, 10:37am EDT
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OMB pushes CFOs to lead cost-cutting effort

In a memo to agency financial managers, Danny Werfel set a July 31 deadline for three broad initiatives to reduce spending. Agency CFOs also must rank their employees' SAVE Award ideas for implementation and begin sharing best practices to root out waste, fraud and abuse.

Tags: CFO , Danny Werfel , wasteful spending , CFO Council , management , SAVE Awards , Jason Miller

Thursday - 06/30/2011, 02:59pm EDT

Will E-Gov merger lead to reduction in services?

Lawmakers want to merge the fund with GSA's Office of Citizen Services. Sam Rosen-Amy, a federal fiscal policy analyst for OMB Watch, said that may lead to reduction in services.

Tags: Sam Rosen-Amy , OMB Watch , e-gov fund , transparency , technology , In Depth , GSA , Office of Citizen Services , Jory Heckman

Friday - 06/17/2011, 05:45pm EDT
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OPM promotes new thinking about federal pay

OPM Director John Berry said the administration is trying to be "responsible and professional" when it comes to changing the bonus and pay structure. He said agencies should take a step back and make sure they are using these programs effectively and promoting the best employees.

Tags: pay and benefits , management , John Berry , Scott Gould , Greg Gilman , Jeff Risinger , OPM , VA , SEC , NTEU , pay freeze , performance bonuses , within grade , Federal Labor Management Council , Jason Miller

Thursday - 06/16/2011, 08:05am EDT
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White House reprioritizes online accountability

The websites for the Fiddlin' Foresters - the official U.S. Forest folk band - and one for desert tortoises are a couple of websites that could be on the chopping block in the White House efforts to cut wasteful spending.

Tags: Collaboration Center , Barack Obama , Jeff Zients , White House , accountability , websites , technology , Fiddlin' Foresters , Government Accountability and Transparency Board , Darrell Issa

Tuesday - 06/14/2011, 12:15pm EDT
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