Walter Shaub, who publicly clashed with the Trump administration during his time as government ethics director, wants to give his former office more teeth.
A new OMB mandate gives agencies until Sept. 1 to come up with plans to transition their own package shipping contracts to a new contract vehicle negotiated and administered by the Defense Department.
Tiffany Hixson, the assistant commissioner for GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service’s Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Categories, said her office is conducting training and providing help for agencies through a Services Acquisition Workshop (SAW) approach.
Sonny Bhagowalia, the Treasury Department’s chief information officer, has moved to the Bureau of Fiscal Service to work on cyber and IT projects. But some say he may be the first of many career CIOs who will be moved out of their positions in the coming months or year.
The White House hosted a summit to educate agencies on how to implement Technology Business Management standards to improve the line of sight from dollars spent to value obtained.
Both the Trump administration and Congress are offering new goals to cut government improper payments over the next five to 10 years. Experts in the field say the targets aren’t impossible but need attention and investments in agency technology and personnel.
GSA’s Bill Zielinski, deputy assistant commissioner for the Federal Acquisition Service’s IT category management, said his agency is very close to awarding the milestone contract.
General Services Administration acting Administrator Tim Horne told a congressional subcommittee the FBI headquarters project is cancelled, but not completely out of the running. Horne said the Trump Organization is in full compliance when it comes to the Old Post Office lease.
The Office of Management and Budget is writing a new consolidated policy on identity management. The forthcoming guidance is designed to give agencies one place to view OMB’s collection of identity management policies and lessons learned over the past several years.
Two months after the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act implementation, the DATA Act is proving to not only be a source of financial accountability, but a beacon, platform, and self-help tool for managing government.
Sean Osborne, vice president of product management for Acendre, offers four ways agencies can boost efficiencies, eliminate duplicative and non-essential functions and improve information-sharing.
Gary Morton, AFGE’s VERA/VSIP lead negotiator, says employees also need to consider what budget cuts could mean for themselves and the agency in 2018.
Former federal CIO Tony Scott and former SSA CIO Rob Klopp are both launched new companies while Mark Schwartz, the outgoing CIO at USCIS, announced he’s heading to Amazon Web Services.
Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said his agency’s budget reflects the priorities of the overarching fiscal 2018 budget.