The OCC uses bank statement data, loan level data, financial market data, economic and legal data to provide the government with both holistic, macroeconomic views and the ability to dive deep into a particular subject.
Lawmakers are pushing key Defense Department nominees to begin considering how to put a comprehensive cyber policy in place.
Based on what’s happened so far in 2017, budget expert Stan Collender said the administration is already behind schedule on budgets and appropriations as far ahead as 2019, and the tactics Republican lawmakers are using make catching up unlikely.
Policy updates include changes to the Transactional Data Reporting Rule, the reopening of Schedule 75 for office supplies, and streamlining professional services solicitations.
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) laid the weight of DoD’s first audit squarely on the shoulders of David Norquist, President Trump’s pick for DoD comptroller. The department hasn’t been audited in 17 years, and has spent the past seven engaged in audit-readiness preparations.
It’s Public Service Recognition Week, and some agencies are taking the time to say “Thank you” to the federal workforce that makes it all happen.
Initiatives to share and publish agency data, like the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, are working toward making more transparent how government spends money, and the Government Accountability Office is overseeing the efforts.
As the 2020 census approaches, lawmakers and the Government Accountability Office are concerned about the Census Bureau’s cost estimation practices, lack of transparency and cybersecurity. No one currently has a clear picture of what the 2020 census will cost, although best estimates put it around $12.5 billion.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration collects data using various methods and sources to identify trends and patterns in the well-being of the American public.
The Thrift Savings Plan rebounded in April from its slight March downturn. Every fund posted positive returns, and most came in higher than the previous month.
The federal government was overrun by children on Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, as agencies rolled out vehicles, cool tech, and even some human organs to capture the kids’ imaginations.
Contracting trends will likely continue into the next fiscal year. The only difference will be which agencies are spending the money.
The Food and Drug Administration is saving time on cyber incident responses by integrating its watch desk and engineers within a single command center, and integrating its tools to provide more holistic views of its systems.
Experts from the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission and the Employer Assistance and Resource Network held a Twitter chat on April 19 to discuss problems and solutions in implementing a rule regarding the hiring of people with disabilities.
Each of the last three administrations has deployed a strategy for IT acquisition. Former Office of Federal Procurement Policy Administrator Angela Styles, chairwoman of the law firm Crowell Moring, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin on what the next challenges might be.