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Pension, health care programs could be cut next

The Fiscal Commission issued its final set of recommendations detailing several that would affect federal employees. The panel suggested reducing the federal workforce by 200,000 employees over the next five years, changing the FEHB to a defined contribution premium program and several other short term changes.

Tags: management , White House , National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and R , Paul Posner , Robert Shea , Alice Rivlin , George Mason University , Grant Thornton , budget deficit , pay freeze , spending cuts , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/02/2010, 07:00am EST
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Tech Council praises federal IT reform plans

Prashant Gaur, president of the American Council for Technology, discussed his reactions to OMB's plans to reform IT management.

Tags: Prashant Gaur , American Council for Technology , IT reform , Jeff Zients , Vivek Kundra , technology , Dorobek Insider

Tuesday - 11/23/2010, 07:15pm EST
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OMB appoints plain language working group

The administration issued a new memo to help agencies implement the Plan Writing Act. Agencies have a set of deadlines to meet over the next year as part of the law.

Tags: management , Cass Sunstein , Amy Bunk , Kathryn Catania , OIRA , DHS , Federal Register , Plan Writing Act , Plain Language Action and Information Network , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 11/23/2010, 02:44pm EST

Analysis: OMB restructures IT project management

Federal News Radio's Scott Carr and Jason Miller discuss OMB's five-part plan to restructure IT project management.

Tags: technology , project management , Jeff Zients , Jason Miller , Scott Carr , Dorobek Insider

Monday - 11/22/2010, 04:20pm EST
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OMB lays out plan to improve IT management

The Office of Management and Budget announced five structural changes to put renewed focus on improving IT management. OMB CPO Jeffrey Zients says the way government currently budgets for and acquires IT is "broken."

Tags: Jeffrey Zients , technology , management , budget , IT , Scott Carr , cloud computing , Data center consolidation

Friday - 11/19/2010, 07:13pm EST
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Survey: Acquisition policy doesn't translate

A new survey from the Professional Services Council and Grant Thornton finds contracting officers don't always find new guidance helpful in how they do their job. Acquisition workers also say too much oversight is causing innovation to be muted.

Tags: contracting , OFPP , Stan Soloway , Lew Crenshaw , PSC , Grant Thornton , time and materials contracts , high risk contracts , Recovery Act contracting , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 11/16/2010, 06:21am EST
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Howell to leave OMB for Information Sharing Environment

The deputy administrator for E-Gov and IT in OMB will take on a deputy program manager role to help improve information sharing across law enforcement agencies.

Tags: technology , management , Mike Howell , Kshemendra Paul , Information Sharing Environment , Interior , Jason Miller

Monday - 11/15/2010, 04:50pm EST

DoD research agency leads IPv6 transition

Agency CIOs are under pressure to move to the new network protocol over the next two years. Technology officials can look to the Defense Research and Engineering Network for some important lessons learned. DREN has successfully made the transition to IPv6.

Tags: technology , IPv6 , IPv4 , DoD , DREN , John Baird , CIO Council , Digital Government Institute , Max Cacas

Thursday - 11/11/2010, 07:21am EST
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OMB: improve geospatial data collection, sharing

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra wants agencies to take a portfolio approach so geospatial data is better coordinated governmentwide. The administration releases a supplement to Circular A-16 making geospatial data a capital asset.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kudra , Federal Geographic Data Committee , geospatial data , information sharing , Circular A-16 , Jason Miller

Thursday - 11/11/2010, 07:27am EST

OMB kicks off voting for SAVE Awards

The Office of Management and Budget chose four ideas out of 18,000 entries that will save the government money. The winner will get to meet President Obama and present their idea. Voting starts today.

Tags: management , Jeff Zients , Marjorie Cook , Thomas Koenning , Paul Behe , Trudy Givens , Nancy Fichtner , USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service , Labor Department's Mine Safety and Health Administ , DHS , Justice Department's Bureau of Prisons , VA , SAVE award , Jason Miller

Monday - 11/08/2010, 02:44pm EST
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