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OMB's tech changes start with new role for CIOs

The federal CIO Vivek Kundra will roll out specifics about the administration's plan to change the way agencies buy and manage technology. The administration wants to give CIOs more authority over the budget for commodity IT such as e-mail or infrastructure. Kundra also said 2012 budget request will include requirements for continuous monitoring of agency networks.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , Jeff Zients , GSA , OPM , project management , TechStat , cloud computing , FedRAMP , cybersecurity , CIO , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/03/2010, 06:57am EST
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Pay freeze won't save money, cut debt or deficit

Monday's proposal by President Obama to freeze Federal pay for two years has been subject number one on FederalNewsRadio.com the last several days.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Robert Shea , Grant Thornton , pay debate , Barack Obama , management , pay and benefits ,

Thursday - 12/02/2010, 08:26pm EST
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OMB: Changes coming to IT acquisition

WFED's Jason Miller discusses OMB's plans to change IT acquisition and management.

Tags: Vivek Kundra , technology , acquisition , contracting , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 12/02/2010, 04:00pm EST
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Primary focus put on alternative F-35 engine

Is it the little-engine-that-could, or a zombie that can't be killed? The controversial alternative engine for the F-35 fighter jet is back in the news.

Tags: Federal Drive , contracting , F-35 , Joint Strike Fighter project , Congress , alternative engine

Thursday - 12/02/2010, 10:40am EST

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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