More and better information is getting to be the driving force behind spending and program decisions across the government. OMB is requiring agencies to update strategic plans and objectives based on their analysis of program and back-office data.
Linda Springer, a former OMB and OPM appointee, is serving as the senior advisor to the director for management.
The Office of Management and Budget is expected to release a new memo later this week, which will describe an initial review of existing requirements and reporting burdens that the administration believes agencies can scale back.
These COOs frequently occupy deputy secretary positions that require Senate confirmation, many of which are vacant in the current administration. But it’s the people occupying these offices that are best positioned to make real changes in the way agencies perform their missions.
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.