OMB unveils ambitious digital, mobile strategy In its Digital Management Strategy released today, the administration set 29 different goals for agencies with deadlines for each over the next 12 months, including the creation of a FedRAMP for mobile effort and a new innovation center run by the General Services Administration.
Treasury’s FMS proving shared services works The Treasury Department’s Financial Management Service will have no trouble moving commodity technology to a shared service provider as required by the Office of Management and Budget.
First quarter mixed for top defense contractors Three of the top five U.S. defense vendors – Northrop Grumman Corp., General Dynamics Corp. and Raytheon Co. – had lower sales in the first quarter of 2012, a trend that may continue as the Pentagon cuts its budget.
Buying commercial in DoD: 15 years after acquisition reform “It’s time for the federal government to start running more like a business,” Rep. William Clinger (R-Penn.) bellowed from the well of the House of Representatives in 1995. The government contracting process was so arcane, so riddled with nonsensical complexities that few firms which operated in the day-to-day economy were willing to take the time to participate, said Clinger, the House Oversight chairman who went on to pass one of several procurement reform measures in the 1990s.