White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the goal of the executive order is to make agencies more efficient, effective and accountable.
The federal inspectors general community has an opportunity, as the federal hiring freeze and other resources continue to tighten, to share administrative and mission areas services.
The Office of Management and Budget’s fiscal 2016 Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) report to Congress shows more agencies have stronger cyber defenses in place.
Sens. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), ranking member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Reps. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), ranking member of the committee, wrote separate letters to NARA and the White House about ensuring records are managed properly.
The Congressional Budget Office detailed in a new projection that the government would hit the debt limit by March 15, and Treasury would have to take extraordinary steps to keep the nation from defaulting.
Proposed budget cuts to civilian agencies in fiscal 2018 may mean that the Social Security Administration will have to issue furlough notices to its employees. A union that represents SSA field operations and phone service center employees said the agency’s workforce could see five days of furloughs for every 1 percent cut to the Social Security administration budget.
The Trump administration has had an extra month to work on its cybersecurity executive order. Former federal cyber officials and industry stakeholders say it’s important to consider the role of agency leaders, and not to jump to conclusions about vacancies for cyber executives.
Small businesses growing more worried about the impact of category management on their opportunities to compete for contracts. OFPP required each category manager to submit a plan for how they will address those concerns.
Significant cuts to EPA’s state programs and workforce have sent agency executives and employees’ unions scrambling to get a better understanding of what direction the Trump administration wants to take the department.
Howard Schmidt worked for Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush on cybersecurity issues and was a driving force behind a host of national strategies and initiatives.
The Trump administration’s plan to reduce non-defense discretionary spending by 10 percent means civilian agencies will need to look at programs and personnel, not just for this year, but for the long-term. Some fiscal observers says it’s time to consider budget process reform.
President Donald Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress offered few new insights into his management agenda, only reiterating his desire to reduce regulations.
The Trump administration’s “budget blueprint” includes a $54 billion increase in Defense spending, bringing the top-line spending for Defense to $603 billion and $462 billion for non-defense discretionary spending.
Linda Springer, a former OMB and OPM appointee, is serving as the senior advisor to the director for management.
Upcoming budget cycles in 2017 and 2018 will be unlike any other for agencies and contractors, some budget experts say. They predict the Trump administration will try to “change the rules” to overcome debates among members of Congress and cabinet leaders who can’t agree on the future of the defense and domestic spending caps.