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OMB pushing agencies to use single system for online transactions

The Office of Management and Budget is circulating a draft memo to CFOs to all-but-mandate the use of the Invoice Processing Platform (IPP) run by the Treasury Department. Sources say agencies would have to justify to OMB why they wouldn't use the IPP. It's part of the administration's effort to push agencies toward more financial management shared services.

Tags: Financial management , Shared services , David Mader , Mark Reger , OMB , AGA , improper payments , Financial Management Line of Business , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/18/2015, 04:06am EST

How former Director Maria Roat bought into FedRAMP

Maria Roat, former FedRAMP director and current CTO at Transportation, sat down with the Women of Washington radio show to discuss her work on FedRAMP and the challenges she faced in its implementation.

Tags: Maria Roat , DoT , Navy , FedRAMP , Women of Washington , Gigi Schumm , Aileen Black , leadership , CTO

Wednesday - 02/18/2015, 02:07pm EST

What does it mean when the government 'closes' due to weather?

Is it fair to make teleworking federal employees work during a snow day when the rest of the government is closed? Jeff Neal, former Chief Human Capital Officer of the Homeland Security Department, thinks so.

Tags: Jeff Neal , Commentary , ICF International , workforce , snow closings , teleworking

Tuesday - 02/17/2015, 03:16pm EST

OMB warns of consequences if sequestration returns in 2016

The Office of Management and Budget tells Congress if it doesn't fix sequestration, discretionary spending across the government would drop by more than $90 billion.

Tags: OMB , budget , sequestration , Shaun Donovan , Congress , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 02/17/2015, 01:20pm EST

Why we stay: SES in their own words

The SES has lost its luster in recent years, in part because of constrained program budgets, increased scrutiny from Congress, and a sense among members that political appointees are assuming more of the leadership responsibilities once reserved for them. In part two of our special report, Fixing the SES, five Senior Executive Service members tell Federal News Radio why they choose to stay in the service, and why they believe the SES may have its faults, but it's not broken.

Tags: SES , David Bray , Eddie Ribas , Jeri Buchholz , Barbara Sisson , Joe Ward , Fixing the SES , leadership , Emily Kopp , FCC , FERC , NASA , Interior Business Center , Army Reserve ,

Monday - 02/16/2015, 02:00am EST

Navy brings IT, business, innovation under one roof

The Department of the Navy is taking a more corporate approach to meeting the ever-changing mission needs with technology, said Maura Sullivan, the Department of Navy's chief of strategy and innovation.

Tags: technology , innovation , Navy , Maura Sullivan , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/13/2015, 05:45pm EST
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OMB's A-123 rewrite to flip risk management on its head

Mike Wetklow, an Office of Management and Budget official, said the expected changes to Circular A-123 will ask agencies to view risk management in a different way.

Tags: OMB , Mike Wetklow , Commerce Department , Tim Soltis , Education Department , A-123 , enterprise risk management , AGA , Emily Kopp , Karen Hardy

Wednesday - 02/11/2015, 05:21pm EST

OMB unties a few of the travel, conference spending knots

A CFO Alert tells agencies the White House would listen to proposals to spend more money on travel and conferences in 2015.

Tags: OMB , CFO Council , conferences , travel expense , Jason Miller

Monday - 02/09/2015, 04:49pm EST

OMB seeks approval for agencies to ante up $15M for cross-agency goals

The White House proposed in its 2016 budget request to Congress that lawmakers approve the interagency transfer of money to pay for long-term progress against the 17 cross-agency objectives.

Tags: Beth Cobert , OMB , White House , 2016 budget request , cross-agency-priority goals , real property , Customer service , category management , acquisition , Simplified acquisition threshold , Civilian Agency Property Realignment Act , GSA , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 02/03/2015, 03:53am EST

Work: DoD needs funding boost, but fixing readiness will take years

The military services say they've made some progress against the readiness levels they lost when sequestration first struck in 2013. The Pentagon's second- ranking official said Tuesday that momentum needs to be maintained, but DoD's challenges are as much about time as about money.

Tags: DoD , budget , Congress , Readiness , acquisition , Robert Work , AFCEA , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 02/11/2015, 04:17am EST
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