The new commissioner of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service endorses a controversial House proposal that would enlist online commercial marketplaces like Amazon to let the government buy commercial goods.
The government abandoned its current plan to replace the FBI’s Pennsylvania Avenue headquarters, leaving employees in the deteriorating J. Edgar Hoover Building for the foreseeable future.
A USAID official said the CIO’s office worked directly with GAO to understand the exact nature and intent behind each metric, and prioritized and accelerated updates to address previous gaps.
Reps. Don Beyer and Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) haven’t forgotten about rising premium rates to the Federal Long Term Care Program, and they certainly haven’t forgotten about the Office of Personnel Management’s response when asked what the agency planned to do about rising costs.
What’s it like to work for the world’s largest nonprofit whose top brass are mostly millionaires looking to cut your pay and pension?
About 100 House Democrats wrote to Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), voicing their opposition over the president’s four major proposed changes to federal retirement. The administration included the proposals in the fiscal 2018 budget proposal and would have a significant impact on both current and future federal employees and retirees.
Members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee say the Pentagon pulled $15 billion worth of spending on technology projects under the national security system umbrella leading to less transparency and a poor FITARA grade.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will release the fourth Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) report card June 13 detailing agency progress in implementing the 2015 law.
Lawmakers gave the Education Department’s Office of Federal Student Aid a failing grade after reporting a combined $6 billion in improper payments, Agency officials said they are working toward better management and monitoring of student loan accounts.
The President’s full 2018 budget proposal offers a 1.9 percent pay raise for civilian employees and a 2.1 percent raise to members of the military. But federal employee unions and organizations say the raise does little to undo the damage the President’s proposed cuts to federal retirement benefits will have on current employees and retirees and future government workers. The budget also details workforce reductions at some agencies.
President Donald Trump voices his displeasure over the $1 trillion budget deal for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2017 and suggests a shutdown might be in order if the 2018 elections don’t favor Republicans.
The Modernizing Government Technology Act will let agencies keep savings for up to three years to reinvest in IT transformation projects.
The Government Accountability Office brought in 13 experts on federal technology last fall to have a frank discussion about what’s working and what’s not with the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act.
Congress is once again examining the results of the latest Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. Lawmakers said they’re encouraged by the progress the Homeland Security Department has made, despite its continued last-place ranking.
Organization, accountability and a willingness to partner with industry are necessary to improving federal IT acquisition.