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OMB strategy lays a path to the cloud

Guidance helps CIOs understand how to adopt and manage Internet-based services. Agencies that are considered early adopters are helping to find solutions to common challenges such as data and business process ownership.

Tags: technology , Sonny Bhagowalia , Stephen Warren , Thomas Bayer , GSA , VA , SEC , cloud computing , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/18/2011, 07:08am EST
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Experts push financial reporting overhaul

A financial accounting task force said the government's accounts are too hard to understand and are misleading. A House Oversight subcommittee held the first of a series of hearings on making agency spending data more transparent and more user-friendly.

Tags: management , financial management , Todd Platts , House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , FASAB , Jim Cooper , consolidated financial report , Jonathan Breul , GPRA , Meg Beasley

Thursday - 02/17/2011, 01:15pm EST

GSA gathers input to improve acquisition process

The agency wants help from federal and industry partners to improve communications between the two. GSA said it has a large toolbox of resources agencies can build on to fit their specific missions. Vendors also should be on the lookout for several new contracts in the coming months.

Tags: technology , contracting , GSA , Networx , Connections , mythbusting , Federal Networks , FedRAMP , cloud computing , Mary Davie , Karl Krumbholz , Meg Beasley

Wednesday - 02/16/2011, 12:57pm EST

IT opportunities exist despite budget doom and gloom

Input's Angie Petty outlines some of the IT opportunities for federal contractors.

Tags: Angie Petty , INPUT , technology , contracting , budget , Barack Obama , data consolidation , cloud computing , Dorobek Insider , management

Monday - 02/14/2011, 02:33pm EST
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Platts zeroes in on agency financials

House oversight subcommittee will kick off the financial management agenda next week.

Tags: management , financial management , Todd Platts , House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , GAO , Ed Towns , improper payments , Meg Beasley

Monday - 02/14/2011, 07:13am EST
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Experts optimistic about updated performance bill

Past attempts at government reform through evaluation haven't had much success. But with the recent passage of a law that updates GPRA, some experts say this time could be different.

Tags: management , GPRA , government reform , Mark Warner , Tom Carper , Henry Cuellar , Center for American Progress , Meg Beasley

Thursday - 02/10/2011, 06:44pm EST

OMB busting contract myths

The Office of Management and Budget wants to improve government-industry communication. It has launched a myth-busting campaign to help agencies understand procurement rules. Officials say poor communication often leads to faulty contracts and wasted money.

Tags: contracting , management , OFPP , Dan Gordon , FAI , DAU , FAR , Meg Beasley

Monday - 02/07/2011, 07:27am EST
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Exclusive: DHS mandates HSPD-12 card use

The long-awaited memo requires agencies to develop a plan to implement physical and computer network access controls. DHS and GSA are also working together to help agencies improve physical access control.

Tags: management , technology , Greg Shaffer , DHS , GSA , HSPD-12 , secure identity cards , identity management , physical access control , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/04/2011, 07:26am EST

OMB: Contract spending down but more cuts needed

The Office of Management and Budget said agencies reduced contract spending over consecutive years for the first time in 13 years. A new report from OMB showed reductions in some types of high risk contracts. But officials said the administration is targeting professional and technical services contract spending in 2012.

Tags: contracting , management , Jeffery Zients , Daniel Gordon , OFPP , Meg Beasley

Thursday - 02/03/2011, 02:41pm EST
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