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GSA's Rung takes first step toward OFPP administrator role

Anne Rung, the associate administrator of the General Services Administration's Office of Governmentwide Policy, is heading to the Office of Management and Budget by the end of May to be a senior adviser.

Tags: Anne Rung , people , Dan Tangherlini , Christine Harada , GSA , OFPP , acquisition , contracting , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/14/2014, 02:18pm EDT

Treasury begins shared services quest to educate, integrate

The Office of Financial Innovation and Transformation issued two RFIs in the last few weeks. One announced an industry day for May 21, and the other is looking for ideas to improve how the government manages and integrates data from different systems.

Tags: management , financial management , Treasury , Joe Ward , Interior , HHS , Jason Miller , Bill McCabe , Government Performance Summit , Beth Angerman , The Performance Institute , Mark Reger , shared services , the Association of Government Accountants

Thursday - 05/08/2014, 04:08am EDT
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OMB kicks off reforms with Smarter IT Delivery Agenda

Federal CIO Steve VanRoekel details three focus areas to improve how agencies buy technology. He says agencies must have the best people, the best contractors and well-designed processes to ensure success in meeting customer and citizen needs.

Tags: technology , Jason Miller , IT reform , GAO , Dave Powner , Steve VanRoekel , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Smarter IT Delivery Agenda

Friday - 05/09/2014, 04:12am EDT
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Data to drive 2016 discretionary budget decisions

The Office of Management and Budget told agencies in its annual budget guidance to propose a 2 percent reduction in discretionary spending levels and an increase for a specific, prioritized set of programs that are working well. OMB's Lisa Danzig said agencies should use the data from their strategic reviews to help make these decisions.

Tags: budget , management , Lisa Danzig , Brian Deese , AGA , The Performance Institute , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 05/06/2014, 04:02pm EDT

Lisa Danzig, Office of Management and Budget

Effectiveness is the latest buzzword spreading across the federal performance community. Lisa Danzig is charged with building an effectiveness culture to go with the efficiency focus that has emerged over the last few years. Danzig took over the day-to-day management of governmentwide performance just about two months ago. She is the associate director for personnel and performance at the Office of Management and Budget. Danzig spoke with Executive Editor Jason Miller at the Government Performance Summit in Washington.

Tags: Lisa Danzig , Government Performance Summit , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 05/06/2014, 11:47am EDT
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Relmond Van Daniker, Executive Director, Association of Government Accountants

The Office of Management and Budget and the Treasury Department are designating four shared-service providers for financial management. They will provide core accounting and other services to federal agencies. Relmond Van Daniker, executive director of the Association of Government Accountants, met Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller at the Government Performance Summit to discuss the announcement.

Tags: Relmond Van Daniker , Association of Government Accountants , Government Performance Summit , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 05/06/2014, 11:23am EDT
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USDA joins the ranks of the financial shared services providers

The Office of Management and Budget and the Treasury Department Friday announced they recertified the departments of Interior, Treasury and Transportation and added USDA to be the support pylons of its financial management shared services initiative. GSA is no longer an approved provider, and it's unclear where its 44 customers will migrate to next.

Tags: financial management , Beth Cobert , Dick Gregg , Treasury , USDA , GSA , Jason Miller

Monday - 05/05/2014, 04:59am EDT

Obama to nominate long-time former fed to be OMB controller

David Mader would come back to government after spending most of the last 11 years at Booz Allen Hamilton. Mader spent 32 years working for the IRS before retiring in 2003. The President also plans to nominate new senior officials at Education, VA and the Army.

Tags: management , people , David Mader , Jeffrey Murawsky , Robert Gordon , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/02/2014, 04:31am EDT

Senator wants next OMB director to be familiar with federal workforce

Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), the chairman of a key congressional panel with oversight of the federal workforce says he wants President Barack Obama's pick for White House budget director to "possess a background in federal workforce and governmental oversight issues." Earlier this month, Obama nominated the current director of the Office of Management and Budget, Sylvia Burwell, to take over for Kathleen Sebelius as the head of the Health and Human Services Department.

Tags: Jon Tester , federal workforce , Sylvia Burwell , Congress , Senate , Jack Moore

Thursday - 04/24/2014, 04:16pm EDT

OMB: Plan for implementing security-clearance fixes coming soon

In the coming months, the federal government will release a detailed plan for implementing more than a dozen recommendations to improve the security clearance process, said Office of Management and Budget Deputy Director for Management Beth Cobert. The government's recommendations, which were included in an interagency report published by OMB last month, call for "continuous evaluation" of clearance holders and strengthened oversight of the background-investigation process.

Tags: security clearances , background investigations , Beth Cobert , PSC , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 10:45am EDT
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