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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

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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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

OMB sets 2017 as deadline to move to dynamic cybersecurity

The Office of Management and Budget released a new memo Tuesday detailing the steps and deadlines agencies must meet to implement information-system continuous monitoring. The mandate comes on the heels of the General Services Administration and the Homeland Security Department releasing the first task order for continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) tools and sensors, of which Federal News Radio has exclusive details.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , OMB , DHS , Continuous monitoring , GSA , NIST , contracting , Robert Lentz , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 11/19/2013, 04:30pm EST

2013 SAVE Award finalists focus on electronic, online practices

The Office of Management and Budget announced the four finalists for the 2013 SAVE Award on Monday. Public voting is open until Friday, Dec. 20.

Tags: SAVE Award , workforce , OMB , Kenneth Siehr , Patrick Mindiola , Dirk Renner , Buyar Hayrula , Shefali Kapadia

Tuesday - 12/17/2013, 08:33am EST

Coburn asks for details on year-end spending spree

OMB Director Sylvia Burwell received a letter from Sen. Tom Coburn earlier this month asking for the facts and figures on how agencies are spending acquisition funds in the fourth quarter.

Tags: Tom Coburn , fiscal year 2013 , contracting , acquisition , management , financial management , OMB , sequestration , budget , Congress , Senate , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 09/24/2013, 11:31am EDT

OMB gives agencies more control over financial management systems

The White House updates Circular A-123 to include a new appendix to address federal financial management systems. OMB expects the new regulations to let agencies focus on a smaller-scale, risk-based approach to improving financial systems.

Tags: management , OMB , financial management , Treasury Department , Office of Financial Innovation and Transformation , Jason Miller

Monday - 09/23/2013, 02:30pm EDT

Analysis: Cobert must avoid second term pitfalls

Experts say Beth Cobert must take the Goldilocks approach to developing management priorities for the next three years. President Barack Obama nominated Cobert to be OMB's deputy director for management Wednesday. Performance management observers say she needs to bring energy and new ways of looking at old problems.

Tags: management , Beth Cobert , OMB , Tim Young , Deloitte , Robert Shea , Grant Thornton , Robert Tobias , American University , Shelley Metzenbaum , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/12/2013, 05:41am EDT
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