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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

OMB freezes new .gov websites

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra will develop policy and guidance to improve how agencies manage their websites.

Tags: technology , Jeff Zients , GSA , OSTP , websites , customer service , .gov domain , executive order , Jason Miller

Monday - 06/13/2011, 06:32pm EDT

OPM, OMB cap bonuses for feds

The administration has capped the amount federal agencies can spend on performance awards for employees.

Tags: John Berry , Jeffrey Zients , OPM , management , workforce , pay and benefits , pay , policy , Ruben Gomez

Monday - 06/13/2011, 02:26pm EDT

Transparency groups call for increased E-Gov funding

OMB Watch and 30 other open-gov groups are asking Congress to restore funding to the E-Government Fund.

Tags: Vivek Kundra , Tom Carper , E-Government Fund , Open government , Data.gov , IT Dashboard , USASpending.gov , Performance.gov , OMB Watch , technology , Gov 2.0

Monday - 06/13/2011, 01:56pm EDT

OMB teeing up financial, HR systems for the cloud

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra said there are more than 1,000 of these back-office systems and moving them to private cloud providers could save billions. Several agencies, including Labor and EEOC, already have moved their financial systems to a private cloud. Kundra envisions an interagency effort similar to the one for email where agencies commit to using a governmentwide contract for these services.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , GSA , USDA , NRC , Interior , EEOC , Labor , Cloud computing , e-mail-as-a-service , Financial management , human resources management systems , FedRAMP , Cybersecurity , Microsoft , Politico , Jason Miller

Friday - 06/10/2011, 08:01am EDT
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