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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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Tactics for your agency's move to the cloud

HP introduces Government Cloud Consulting Services to help government agencies comply with OMB's "cloud-first" policy. We get details from HP's Jeff Bergeron

Tags: Federal Drive , contracting , technology , cloud computing , HP , Jeff Bergeron , telework , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 02/03/2011, 09:31am EST
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Warner: give feds a say in program cuts

With President Obama recently signing new government reform legislation, lawmakers said accurate data about agencies and their programs will be the key to effective change. Sen. Mark Warner said budget pressures will make improving program performance more pressing than ever before. Warner wants to increase collaboration between long term federal employees and leadership in Congress and the White House.

Tags: management , GPRA , deficit , government reform , Mark Warner , Center for American Progress , Meg Beasley

Thursday - 02/03/2011, 07:22am EST
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NIST releases cloud computing standards

Two draft documents released by the National Institute of Standards and Technology define and set guidelines for government cloud computing.

Tags: NIST , cloud computing , standards , guidelines , technology , Vivek Kundra , CIO , Jolie Lee

Wednesday - 02/02/2011, 03:53pm EST

OMB reorganization efforts: what you should know

The White House is detailing how a government reorganization effort will work, and who will run it.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Jeffrey Zients , Robert Shea , Grant Thornton , management

Monday - 01/31/2011, 07:39pm EST
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