Linda Springer, a former OMB and OPM appointee, is serving as the senior advisor to the director for management.
The House Homeland Security Committee and the House and Senate intelligence committees are going to prioritize oversight of how agencies hire and train their workforces to deal with cybersecurity.
The Office of Personnel Management’s National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB) awarded a contractor for support services in January, but now is facing complaints from two unsuccessful bidders.
Dave Mihelcic, the recently retired chief technology officer at the Defense Information Systems Agency, said a pilot to test a software defined environment is opening the door to cloud applications that DoD can more quickly deploy and better secure.
Rob Cook, the commissioner of Technology Transformation Service, said most, if not all, of the six recommendations GSA’s inspector general made in the recent critical report on the digital services organization were implemented.
Aaron Snow’s term at GSA is coming to an end and he announced plans to move to the private sector on Feb. 28.
The General Services Administration’s Inspector General found the digital services group used unapproved software, put applications on the network without the proper authorizations and had an overall lack of management oversight or involvement that let 18F staff members basically do what they want.
The General Services Administration released a request for information asking for input from the data community for other potential ways to validate and verify vendors.
The Treasury Department has developed a financial management maturity model to help agencies understand mission value of the CFO’s office.
Terry Halvorsen retired Feb. 19 after spending the last two-plus years as the Department of Defense chief information officer.
Bill Evanina, the director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center and the National Counterintelligence Executive, said foreign hackers will target current and former federal employees based on a broad set of data, not just personal information stolen during the massive breach in 2015.
Federal News Radio has learned President Donald Trump could sign an executive order as soon as this week requiring agencies to develop plans in the coming months to suggest ways to reduce the duplication of agencies, components and programs. The potential EO comes as agencies also are preparing for budget cuts that could range between 5 percent and 20 percent.
David Mader spent the last two years as the controller at the Office of Management and Budget working with the Treasury Department and other agencies to try to get a better handle on why the government spends money that is deemed improper.
The General Services Administration and schedule contractors continue debating the implementation of the Transactional Data Rule.
The General Services Administration has put together five working groups in a new cloud center of excellence to address acquisition, value and training challenges around cloud computing.