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HHS CTO Sivak to leave government

Bryan Sivak, one of the leaders in the new wave of procurement thinking, will end his stay in government in the next month. Sivak joined HHS in June 2012 after founding the software firm InQuira, and spending time in state and local government. At HHS, he immediately went after some of the most frustrating parts of the federal procurement process. He developed the IDEA Lab and the HHS Buyers Club, led datapalooza events and helped to define the role of an agency CTO.

Tags: Technology , HHS , Bryan Sivak , HHS Buyers Club , HHS Idea Lab , Jason Miller

Monday - 03/30/2015, 11:27am EDT

Gov't to overhaul Medicare payments to doctors, hospitals

Tags: CMS , HHS , Medicare ,

Wednesday - 01/28/2015, 05:06pm EST

CMS head Tavenner announces resignation

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner announced she will be leaving the agency at the end of February. During her tenure, Tavenner has overseen the roll out of key provisions of the Affordable Care Act.

Tags: Marilyn Tavenner , HHS , CMS , Jory Heckman , Affordable Care Act , Barack Obama , Andy Slavitt

Friday - 01/16/2015, 09:26am EST

White House: Obama to add Julian Castro to Cabinet

President Barack Obama will nominate San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to become housing secretary and will tap Shaun Donovan, his current housing chief, to run the budget office, a White House official said Thursday.

Tags: Julian Castro , Shaun Donovan , HUD , OMB , people

Friday - 05/23/2014, 02:20am EDT

Senator wants next OMB director to be familiar with federal workforce

Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), the chairman of a key congressional panel with oversight of the federal workforce says he wants President Barack Obama's pick for White House budget director to "possess a background in federal workforce and governmental oversight issues." Earlier this month, Obama nominated the current director of the Office of Management and Budget, Sylvia Burwell, to take over for Kathleen Sebelius as the head of the Health and Human Services Department.

Tags: Jon Tester , OMB , federal workforce , Congress , Senate , Jack Moore

Thursday - 04/24/2014, 04:16pm EDT

Tom Shoop, Editor in Chief, Government Executive Magazine

Sylvia Mathews Burwell is already on track to become the next Secretary of Health and Human Services. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) says he'll vote to confirm her and we've seen no reports of anyone who will oppose her nomination. Tom Shoop, editor in chief at Government Executive magazine, offers his take on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: Tom Shoop , HHS , In Depth , Government Executive

Friday - 04/11/2014, 06:26pm EDT
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Inside the Reporter's Notebook: OMB not a farm team, Strategic sourcing on steroids

In this week's Reporter's Notebook column, Executive Editor Jason Miller ponders Sylvia Burwell's jump from OMB to HHS and GSA's pumped up approach to buying.

Tags: OMB , HHS , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Tom Sharpe , Federal Acquisition Service , acquisitions , FAA , GSA , Jason Miller

Friday - 04/11/2014, 04:50pm EDT

Treasury figuring out how the shared services pieces fit into governmentwide puzzle

In part 3 of our special report, Shared Services Revisited, Federal News Radio explores the administration's plans to ensure success in consolidating and standardizing financial systems this time around. Beth Angerman, director of Treasury's Office of Financial Innovation and Transformation (OFIT), said the goal is creating a repeatable, sustainable process for agencies to move to federal financial management providers. Over the next six months, Treasury and OMB must answer many of the outstanding questions about how this initiative will truly work.

Tags: Technology , Financial management , Shared Services Revisited , Treasury , OMB , Beth Angerman , Carlos Otal , Grant Thornton , Association of Government Accountants , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/10/2014, 04:26am EDT
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Issa threatens subpoena over real property data

Reps. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the chairman of the oversight committee, and John Mica (R-Fla.), chairman of the Government Operations subcommittee, want OMB to provide data to the committee on excess federal properties valued at $50 million or more. The committee has been seeking this information for more than two years, "yet these requests have consistently gone unfulfilled," Issa and Mica wrote in a March 24 letter to OMB Director Sylvia Burwell.

Tags: House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Oversight , federal buildings , real property , OMB , Darrell Issa ,

Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 05:07pm EDT
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