A new president kept the federal workforce on its toes this year. Bureauchat hosts Meredith Somers and Nicole Ogrysko discuss the most important stories they covered in 2017.
Agencies largely did well on the 2017 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. Here are some methods and lessons they’ve learned over the past several years to make noticeable improvements in employee engagement.
Industry and former federal executives say the Trump administration’s plans for IT modernization have matured.
The White House wants to bring experts in cloud, user design and analytics in to help agencies replace legacy systems.
The Defense Department has several tests planned for 2018 for different biometric modalities.
Kirit Amin, the outgoing CIO of the International Trade Commission, said OMB and GSA should provide an easier way for small agencies to move off legacy systems.
USDA will be the first agency to work with GSA and the Office of American Innovation to get rid of legacy systems.
Margaret Weichert, the president’s nominee to the deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget, easily earned approval from members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee during Thursday’s nomination hearing.
Ronda Kent, of the Treasury’s Bureau of Fiscal Service, said agencies and vendors alike are benefiting from the centralized management of federal invoices.
Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) wants to launch a three-pronged attack on government spending through greater accountability and reform of the budget and oversight processes.
More than two dozen agencies updated their contingency plans, should Congress not pass a bill to keep the government open past Friday.
FEMA’s David Grant announced he’s retiring in January after 34 years of federal service, while Kevin Gates is leaving the House Armed Services Committee.
The Office of Personnel Management authorized a special Schedule A hiring authority to help agencies bring on specific professionals for their IT modernization and “smarter IT delivery initiative” projects. The authority expires Sept. 30, 2018.
The Office of Management and Budget submitted an additional $44 billion request for disaster relief spending in fiscal 2018. To help offset new spending, the Trump administration wants Congress to find new offsets at civilian agencies.