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Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

For years, the White House has been prodding agencies to cut costs by using shared services. But like the proverbial water trough, sometimes the horses don't drink. Now the Office of Management and Budget has once again deputized the General Services Administration to help it turn policy into reality. GSA will set up a program office to help agencies get over the most common hurdles to using shared services. Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details.

Tags: Emily Kopp , Tom Temin , shared services , OMB , GSA

Friday - 10/24/2014, 06:13am EDT
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New GSA program to standardize shared services

The General Services Administration is setting up a program office to help agencies get over the most common hurdles to using shared services, following a request by the CIO Council.

Tags: GSA , John Sullivan , shared services , CIO Council , Emily Kopp , AFCEA Bethesda

Thursday - 10/23/2014, 12:55pm EDT

Treasury names Bhagowalia as its new CIO

Sonny Bhagowalia comes back to the federal government after spending almost three years working for the Hawaii state government as a technology executive.

Tags: people , technology , Treasury , Sonny Bhagowalia , shared services , Jason Miller

Monday - 10/20/2014, 05:24pm EDT

OMB to require agencies to measure risk at the enterprise level

The Office of Management and Budget to release a memo or guidance in the second quarter of 2015 to set governmentwide expectations for how agencies will manage risk. Controller David Mader said lessons from implementing Circulars A-123 and A-11 could be expanded into agency mission areas.

Tags: management , financial management , David Mader , OMB , Association of Government Accountants , Jim Taylor , Grant Thornton , risk management , shared services , data analytics , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/17/2014, 04:18am EDT
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Treasury Acquisition Institute adjusts delivery model to reach more students

Kelvin Wood, the director of TAI, said the organization is investing more in virtual training as travel budgets continue to decrease. Wood said the institute also is focusing on more tailored courses to meet specific needs of its students.

Tags: acquisition , workforce , training , Treasury , kelvin wood , Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform , e-learning , shared services , Jason Miller

Thursday - 10/16/2014, 03:55am EDT
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Helpdesk award continues USDA's trek toward more shared services

Cheryl Cook, USDA's CIO, said the Forest Service awarded a contract to AbilityOne for tier one helpdesk services. This is one of several enterprisewide services the agency is creating to improve efficiency and effectiveness.

Tags: technology , shared services , USDA , Cheryl Cook , ACT-IAC , AbilityOne , contracting , Forest Service , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Monday - 10/06/2014, 12:26pm EDT
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Inside the Reporter's Notebook: CIOs on the move; shared services governance under development

In this edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook, the Office of Management and Budget's office of E-Government and IT is getting a shot in the arm of people and brain power after a recent exodus. Plus, Treasury and OMB are working to set baseline expectations for financial management shared services. Also in the notebook...

Tags: Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller , OMB , Treasury , managament , people , technology , shared services

Monday - 10/06/2014, 04:47am EDT

NSF launches new financial system as fiscal year begins

Federal News Radio's annual chief financial officers survey found dealing with budget reductions and workforce challenges continue to be top priorities. At the National Science Foundation, CFO Martha Rubenstein said her office completed what may be the last modernized financial management system done by the private sector.

Tags: Jason Miller , financial management , management , NSF , Martha Rubenstein , CFO survey , risk management , shared services , In Depth , exclusive

Thursday - 10/02/2014, 04:21am EDT
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Intel agencies push shared IT services from concept to reality

After two years of planning and pilot programs, the intelligence community says its plan to integrate the IT systems of its 17 agencies is moving forward toward large-scale adoption.

Tags: DoD , ODNI , ICITE , technology , Al Tarasiuk , David White , shared services , Jared Serbu

Friday - 09/19/2014, 05:38am EDT
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OMB, OSTP to release new tools to reach big open data goals

The Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Science and Technology Policy are on track to launch a new metadata validator tool this month. They are also developing an integrated dashboard that will track agency progress on the administration's open data goals.

Tags: OMB , Treasury , shared services , management , technology , financial management , Performance.gov , Stephanie Wasko , human resources management , cross-agency goals

Thursday - 07/03/2014, 01:31pm EDT
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