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OMB aims to keep launch of digital A-Team on track

OMB has already deployed small teams to a few agencies to help with one-off digital projects, but the next step is standing up a more formal "Digital Service" within OMB. When fully operational, the office would be staffed with about 25 tech professionals from outside the government who would parachute into agencies on two-to-four-year rotations to help get new IT projects off the ground and help get wayward projects back on track.

Tags: workforce , hiring , OMB , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 07/01/2014, 11:03am EDT

Inside the Reporter's Notebook: FedRAMP compliance results months away, OMB's word of the year: Effectiveness

In this edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook, Executive Editor Jason Miller shares news and buzz about the IT and acquisition communities.

Tags: FedRAMP , OMB , Beth Cobert , Lisa Schlosser , PortfolioStat , management , IT , Jennifer Kerber , David Walker , Katie Lewin , GSA , Sonny Hasmi , Casey Coleman , Senate , Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook

Friday - 06/06/2014, 03:51pm EDT

Inside the Reporter's Notebook: DATA Act is law, IT, acquisition A-11 changes

In this edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook, Executive Editor Jason Miller shares news and buzz about the IT and acquisition communities. Senate lawmakers prepare to mark-up IT reform bill next week. CIO's spend time at camp where OMB and others emphasize the word of the year: effectiveness.

Tags: technology , DATA Act , financial management , A-11 , OMB , Senate Homeland and Governmental Affairs Committee , FITARA , FISMA , cybersecurity , Tom Carper , Tom Coburn , budget , security clearances , ODNI , Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook

Friday - 06/20/2014, 04:32pm EDT

White House pushes for more progress on open data

The White House released a U.S. Open Data Action Plan Friday, which comes exactly one year after the President signed an executive order to make government data open and machine-readable.

Tags: White House , open data , Todd Park , Jennifer Pahlka , management , Shefali Kapadia

Tuesday - 05/13/2014, 09:17am EDT

OMB kicks off reforms with Smarter IT Delivery Agenda

Federal CIO Steve VanRoekel details three focus areas to improve how agencies buy technology. He says agencies must have the best people, the best contractors and well-designed processes to ensure success in meeting customer and citizen needs.

Tags: technology , OMB , Jason Miller , IT reform , GAO , Dave Powner , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Smarter IT Delivery Agenda

Friday - 05/09/2014, 04:12am EDT
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EPA receives high praise for innovation with water data

EPA's "How's My Waterway?" app earned the most votes out of eight finalists in ACT-IAC's Igniting Innovation awards. The site takes public data, simplifies it and adds new technology to make it easier to find and use by the public.

Tags: technology , innovation , EPA , Doug Norton , ACT-IAC , Dave McClure , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/07/2014, 03:51am EST
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House Republicans press OMB for details on its oversight of HealthCare.gov

In a letter to federal CIO Steve VanRoekel and federal CTO Todd Park, Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairmen want documents and information on whether the program went under a TechStat review and whether the White House made decisions that impacted the use of federal IT best practices.

Tags: oversight , technology , Todd Park , OMB , Darrell Issa , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , HealthCare.gov , Affordable Care Act , CGI , CMS , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 10/22/2013, 01:29pm EDT

VanRoekel offers silver lining in HealthCare.gov debacle

In his first public comments since the portal launched, federal CIO Steve VanRoekel said agencies and contractors can learn from the problems the website encountered. He said many times big failures provide the opening for major changes.

Tags: technology , health IT , OMB , HealthCare.gov , program management , Affordable Care Act , ACT-IAC , Executive Leadership Conference , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 10/30/2013, 04:29am EDT
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Federal IT officials shirk responsibility for HealthCare.gov problems

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee pressed federal Chief Information Officer Steve VanRoekel, federal Chief Technology Officer Todd Park, Department of Health and Human Services CIO Frank Baitman and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services deputy CIO Henry Chao to acknowledge the oversight failings, and for someone to declare they were in charge of the program.

Tags: technology , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Todd Park , OMB , Darrell Issa , Trey Gowdy , Henry Chao , CMS , HHS , Frank Baitman , David Powner , GAO , HealthCare.gov , Affordable Care Act , Jason Miller

Thursday - 11/14/2013, 03:42am EST
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3 takeaways from HealthCare.gov cyber hearing

HHS and CMS cyber officials tell House lawmakers the Affordable Care Act portal is meeting or exceeding industry best practices for information assurance.

Tags: Frank Baitman , Todd Park , Henry Chao , James Lankford , Darrell Issa , Gerry Connolly , Kevin Charest , Barack Obama , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , HealthCare.gov , technology , health IT , Congress , Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook , FITARA

Friday - 01/17/2014, 03:22pm EST
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