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Landrieu to block Lew nomination

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) announced that she will block Jack Lew's nomination to be the next Director of the Office of Management and Budget, joining Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in dissenting against President Obama's nominee

Tags: management , Jack Lew , Mary Landrieu , Bernie Sanders

Thursday - 09/23/2010, 06:52pm EDT

OFPP details increased oversight of interagency contracts

A new report to Congress says OFPP will release new policies this fall to improve the management and use of multiple award contracts. One of the policies will require business cases for all multi- and inter-agency contracts. OFPP found that agencies spent more than $52 billion on these contracts in 2009.

Tags: contracting , Jeff Zients , OFPP , Contract Overload , MACs , GWACs , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 09/22/2010, 03:10pm EDT

Justice becomes latest to end troubled IT project

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra said Justice and Interior are the latest examples of agencies making hard decisions about underperforming IT projects. Justice canceled its litigation case management system after almost four years. Interior rescoped its Incident Management Analysis and Reporting System.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , Van Hitch , Bernie Mazur , Justice , Interior , CIO Council , IT Dashboard , project management , Jason Miller

Monday - 09/20/2010, 06:29pm EDT

New director sets priorities for OMB

Lew said his first task would be to review every OMB program for efficiency and responsiveness to the public. When pressed by a Senate committee, however, Lew declined to comment about freezing federal pay and hiring.

Tags: Jacob Lew , Dorobek Insider , Must Reads

Friday - 09/17/2010, 03:41pm EDT

OMB redefines federal financial health

The head of the Office of Management and Budget's Office of Federal Financial Management said the federal audit community has a powerful new tool to battle improper payments and fraud. Danny Werfel said for most citizens, battling improper payments may even trump the accounting community's holy grail of a clean audit opinion.

Tags: management , improper payments , Danny Werfel , audits , AGA , Max Cacas

Friday - 09/17/2010, 07:41am EDT
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Lew sets tone for second term as OMB director

Senators praise Lew for experience. Committee plans to vote on his nomination next week. Lew said technology, acquisition reform and performance management are among his top non-budget priorities.

Tags: management , Jack Lew , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Scott Brown , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , State Department , Peter Orszag , privacy , performance management , Jason Miller

Friday - 09/17/2010, 07:26am EDT
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Agencies see IT Dashboard as starting point

EPA CIO Jackson said he wants to dig deeper to improve programs and save money on technology systems. Others are using the data on the dashboard to have a common language across the department.

Tags: technology , Malcolm Jackson , John Teeter , Darren Ash , EPA , HHS , FDA , NRC , IT Dashboard , AFCEA , project management , Jason Miller

Friday - 09/17/2010, 07:14am EDT
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OMB begins pruning of financial systems

VA, SBA, EPA and HUD are the first to go through the review process and see dramatic changes. OMB controller Werfel said the goal for each agency is to invest only in top priorities, saving $1 billion a year by eliminating or reducing the size of agency modernization projects.

Tags: technology , management , Danny Werfel , Jeff Zients , Doug Criscitello , Roger Baker , VA , SBA , HUD , EPA , financial systems modernization , FLITE , IT Dashboard , financial systems advisory board , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/16/2010, 06:58am EDT
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Analysis: what the OMB report card means

Find out what the industry reaction and analysis of the OMB assessment

Tags: DorobekInsider , newscast , management , Jeff Zients , IBM , Jonathan Breul

Tuesday - 09/14/2010, 07:42pm EDT
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NIST releases new smartgrid cybersecurity guide

Learn more in today's Cybersecurity Update

Tags: DorobekInsider , newscast , cybsersecurity update , cybersecurity , smartgrid , NIST ,

Tuesday - 09/14/2010, 05:53pm EDT
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