executive order

  • GSA’s Eco-MAS

    The General Services Administration recently created a new Multiple Award Schedule contract vehicle that would help agencies when it comes to energy-management services. The new schedule is designed to help agencies comply with Executive Order…

  • SAVE Awards finalists waiting for tonight’s deadline

    11:59 tonight is the deadline for voting for the Securing Americans Value and Efficiency Awards.

  • Obama calls for more small business contracting

    The President also establishes a new task force on veterans small business development. New executive order on small business requires a new Web site to list agency small business contracting data. The order also creates a new interagency taskforce to make recommendations on improving federal progress in meeting governmentwide goals.

  • Agencies use new label for safeguarded docs

    An executive order from President Obama orders agencies to use the label of ”Controlled Unclassified Information” for documents that are safeguarded but not classified.

  • Chief Executive orders review of outdated regulations

    In an effort ”to root out regulations that conflict, that are not worth the cost, or that are just plain dumb,” the President has signed an Executive Order requiring agencies to submit a plan to review existing regulations to ensure they are not burdensome. The mandate also details five steps agencies must take to improve their regulatory process. The White House wants better coordination among agencies when writing new rules.

  • Obama’s regulatory reforms draw mixed reviews

    Experts and lawmakers say the proof will be in the OIRA guidance to agencies in how impactful these reforms will be. Agencies must submit plans to OIRA in 120 days about how they will review existing regulations to ensure they are still relevant. Agencies will have to determine a cost-benefit analysis on existing rules.

  • Analysis: Gov reorg’s first steps

    Gov Exec’s Tom Shoop explains what agencies will have to do in preparation for the governmentwide reorganization effort called for in President Obama’s executive order.

  • DHS seeks comments for regulatory reform

    The Department of Homeland Security is accepting public comments until April 13 on how it can change, streamline or repeal regulations.

  • Labor toolkit helps in disability hiring

    The five-step online toolkit has tips for everything from creating a welcoming environment to do’s and don’ts for interviews.

  • Agencies given 6 months to revamp online services

    President Obama issues an Executive Order requiring agencies to focus on technological and process improvements for citizen-facing services. OMB’s Zients said the government relies too much on the old way to help citizens – phone, in person and on paper.