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Senate's version of FISMA update cleans up around the cyber edges

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee members will introduce and markup the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 Wednesday. The bill would require OMB to rescind a major section of Circular A-130 in order to fix long-standing complaints with FISMA's reauthorization requirements.

Tags: technology , Congress , Tom Carper , Tom Coburn , OMB , DHS , cybersecurity , FISMA , A-130 , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 06/24/2014, 05:14pm EDT

OMB's Cobert says new performance goals to 'drive tangible outcomes'

In the fiscal 2015 budget request to Congress, the White House detailed 15 cross-agency priority goals and almost 100 agency-specific goals. The goals and new strategic plans are laying the groundwork for agencies to continue to improve mission delivery and operations over the next two years.

Tags: management , performance management , Beth Cobert , OMB , GSA , Dan Tangherlini , budget , data driven reviews , Jason Miller , exclusive

Friday - 03/14/2014, 03:45am EDT
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Momentum builds to reform the regulatory process

Senate lawmakers, White House officials and good government groups say the current way agencies develop regulations is broken. They agree it takes too long, is too complicated and not transparent enough.

Tags: management , Howard Shelanski , Angus King , Katherine McFate , OIRA , Rob Portman , regulations , rulemaking , Congress , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/12/2014, 04:02am EDT
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Technical, data issues continue to plague vendor performance databases

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) tries to get to the bottom of why, after a decade, contracting officers still do not have quality information on how contractors perform. GSA said it has a plan to integrate 10 databases by 2018 through a series of incremental improvements.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition policy , industry , technology , OFPP , GSA , Claire McCaskill , Rob Burton , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 03/11/2014, 04:33am EDT

Army identifies up to $100 million in fraud in recruiting payments

The Army's audit arm finds huge accountability holes in a years-long program that recruited 130,000 soldiers. The program most likely violated federal law from the get-go, officials say.

Tags: DoD , Army , Congress , workforce , recruiting , oversight , waste, fraud and abuse , Army Criminal Investigation Command , William Grisoli , David Quantock , Joseph Bentz , Claire McCaskill , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 02/05/2014, 03:45am EST
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Post conference scandals, agencies struggle to find balance

OMB reported agencies avoided spending $3 billion on travel and conferences in 2013 as compared to 2010. Senate lawmakers are concerned how to ensure agencies don't slide back into old habits of lavish spending on conferences.

Tags: management , Tom Coburn , Tom Carper , Beth Cobert , Dan Tangherlini , Brian Miller , J. Russell George , John Tester , GSA , OMB , conference spending , Congress , oversight , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/15/2014, 04:09am EST
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Senate committee introduces bill to mark up real property legislation

Senate committee members introduced the Federal Real Property Asset Management Reform Act of 2013 to address the management of federal real property. The government is the largest owner of property in the country, owning more than 1 million properties.

Tags: real property , Cogan Schneier , Tom Carper , Congress , GAO , GSA

Wednesday - 07/31/2013, 06:28am EDT

VanRoekel signals tepid support for Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act

Federal CIO Steve VanRoekel offered the administration's first public comment since the major IT reform bill passed the House as part of the 2014 Defense Authorization bill. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) offered a blunt warning to the White House if it does not support the legislation.

Tags: technology , Steve VanRoekel , OMB , Gerry Connolly , Tom Carper , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , IT reform , FITARA , Jason Miller

Friday - 07/26/2013, 05:44am EDT
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Archuleta makes case to senators to be next OPM director

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee members pressed Katherine Archuleta on her qualifications, how she will address the retirement claims backlog and on the use of official time. Archuleta appears headed down the path toward confirmation.

Tags: workforce , management , John Tester , Tom Coburn , Rob Portman , Katherine Archuleta , technology , official time , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 07/17/2013, 11:20am EDT
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Bill turns up heat on agency use of strategic sourcing

A group of Democrats and Republicans, called the No Labels Caucus, plans to introduce nine bills this week focused on government effectiveness and efficiency. The strategic sourcing legislation would require agencies to save at least $10 billion a year. Senators say agencies need the right incentives to buy smarter.

Tags: acquisition , industry , OFPP , Joe Jordan , GAO , Cristina Chaplain , Dan Tangherlini , Ron Johnson , Claire McCaskill , strategic sourcing , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 07/16/2013, 12:21pm EDT
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