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The Office of Personnel Management has hired David Bowen as its new chief technology officer. Bowen was the Federal Aviation Administration's chief information officer.
The administration proposes to decrease the governmentwide technology budget by 1.6 percent over the 2010 enacted funding. White House also zeroes out funding for OPM's Retirement Systems Modernization program in 2011. OMB also plans to create centralized IT services around data centers, cloud computing and other areas.
Tags: technology , Budget , OMB , White House , GSA , DoD , OPM , 2011 budget request , e-government , cloud computing , data center consolidation , Web 2.0 , cybersecurity , Challenge platform , Geospatial information
Agency Director John Berry will hire someone to oversee the new approach to automating and calculating retirement data. Berry says he hopes to make up to 70 percent of the most common calculations electronic. OPM also just has begun a results oriented pilot in two offices as part of a workplace flexibility initiative.
Promised changes are starting to take hold; 900 new employees are screened, waiting to be hired.