Today is the day White House asked agencies to submit their framework implementation action plans for the Trump administration’s executive order on cybersecurity. What’s new is having an agency executive responsible for all of the metrics and the addition of risk management. Tom Jones, federal systems engineer at Bay Dynamics, provides insight on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Clark Campbell, the vice president for public sector for BDNA, argues that if agencies don’t address end of life technology, the next cyber attack could be much worse.
The executive order establishes the Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protections as a new entity within VA. The new office will identify barriers and duplicative processes and resources to quickly disciplining and firing VA employees for poor performance or misconduct.
The Homeland Security Department is working with the administration to support President Donald Trump’s cyber priorities, including protection of critical infrastructure and strengthening the cyber workforce.
On the face of it, the “2 for 1” rule — repealing two regulations for each new regulation — is both clear and significant. But how do we count “regulations?”
President Donald Trump’s executive order is a timely, necessary step to improve procurement operations and service to the American people.
President Donald Trump’s reorganization order is a little different. His stated objective is for government to do less.
Now we know what federal managers are asked to do in the latest executive order from the Trump administration. It’s not the first time they’ve been asked to look for waste and redundancy. Don Kettl, professor of public policy at the University of Maryland, offers some perspective on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
President Donald Trump quietly signed a scaled-back version of his controversial ban on many foreign travelers Monday, hoping to avoid a new round of lawsuits and outrage while fulfilling a central campaign promise
The Trump administration’s regulatory budget promotes fewer regulations and less growth in cost to agencies, leaving room for better decision making.
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Federal News Radio has learned President Donald Trump could sign an executive order as soon as this week requiring agencies to develop plans in the coming months to suggest ways to reduce the duplication of agencies, components and programs. The potential EO comes as agencies also are preparing for budget cuts that could range between 5 percent and 20 percent.
Lead time and planning efforts for an executive order can vary based on the topic, complexity and urgency, but former Bush and Obama administration officials say inter-agency collaboration is key. But some lawmakers have several questions for the Trump administration about the roll-out of some recent executive orders.
Regulation and deregulation have been a ceaseless process at least since the Carter administration.
President Donald Trump decided not to sign a new cybersecurity executive order on Jan. 31, but more specifics of the plan to secure federal and private sector networks emerge.