For years, Congress has pressed federal agencies to employ the suspension and debarment process more often to weed out irresponsible contractors. For good or ill, federal statistics strongly suggest agencies are listening.
The Office of Management and Budget is re-invigorating the Lines of Business initiatives but with a bit of a twist. OMB issued its Shared Services Strategy Wednesday detailing the steps over the next four months agencies must take to begin chipping away at more than $46 billion in duplicative IT investments. The plan focuses on commodity IT, such as email and storage, and emphasizes both governmentwide and intra-agency shared services.
Joe Jordan has led the Office of Federal Procurement Policy for a little more than two weeks. But he’s wasting no time setting priorities, which include building up the federal acquisition workforce and “buying smarter.”
The Office of Management and Budget now has released two major strategies in the past month, giving agency chief information officers a host of new deadlines. But a funny thing happened on the way to developing the goals: the CIOs asked for them.