The Unified Shared Services Management office released a concept of operations and an RFI for software-as-a-service as part of its plan to continue moving the initiative forward in 2017.
Civilian agencies are having to balance progress and setbacks as they work to implement the DATA Act by its May rollout. But financial officials admit the deadline is really a starting point for standardized financial reporting.
The Government Accountability Office issued its 2016 report on federal financial management and once again can’t offer an opinion because of incomplete data from DoD, HUD and NSF.
Ann Dunkin, the Environmental Protection Agency chief information officer, said changes to the governmentwide capital planning and investment control process is one way that will help agencies better understand their spending on legacy systems.
The Office of Management and Budget issued two more memos, focusing on personal data breach response requirements and industry and vendor communications.
Tony Scott, the federal chief information officer, said in an exit interview that the update to Circular A-130 and the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) are among the most significant accomplishments during his almost two-year tenure, which will end Jan. 17.
The Commission on Cybersecurity for the 45th President detailed 250 recommendations, including creating a specific cybersecurity agency within DHS and a new independent unit of auditors to stress test agency networks.
President-elect Donald Trump has laid out numerous goals for the first few months of his administration. Mallory Barg Bulman, research director at the Partnership for Public Service, talked with Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu on Federal Drive with Tom Temin about what the incoming administration needs to do to strengthen the Office of Management and Budget as the focal point of missions that cut across agencies.
Despite the Justice Department showing some leadership in DATA Act implementation, the department’s inspector general says there are some areas of full roll out that have the watchdog concerned about meeting a May 2017 deadline.
The FAR Council and lawmakers are updating federal procurement regulations to address long-standing concerns about veterans, prompt payment and privacy training.
President-elect Donald Trump nominated Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) to be the director of the Office of Management and Budget.
The Small Business Administration issued a memo in October stating all task and delivery orders between $3,000 and $150,000 under the GSA schedule are to be set-aside for small businesses if two or more are qualified.
Federal News Radio is highlighting the top Reporter’s Notebook stories of 2016 based on reader’s interest and overall story impact.
Federal IT Dashboard data compiled exclusively for Federal News Radio shows the average time it takes an agency to complete an IT program to is 1,018 days and the average cost is $23.2 million per program. Both of these data points demonstrate the need to change how CIOs and mission owners measure project success.
OPM held a Facebook Live event today to discuss its 2016-2017 dismissal and closure procedures.