Multiple sources say Chris Liddell, the assistant to the president for strategic initiatives, and Matt Lira, the special assistant to the president for innovation policy and initiatives, brought in CIOs one after another to get a handle on priorities, challenges and opportunities in each agency and governmentwide.
The Trump administration, as it promised, ended the 90-day hiring freeze. Simultaneously it launched an ambitious plan to re-do the executive branch bureaucracy top to bottom.
Open government advocates, industry, and agency officials are eagerly looking toward the May 9 implementation date for standardized federal spending information.
Matt Lira, the special assistant to the president for innovation policy and initiatives, said the Office won’t immediately solve all the government’s operational problems, but it is looking to establish a culture and organizational structure.
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.
Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) said the MGT Act protects against funds realized from IT modernization being taken for other uses in the agency.
An API platform offers a single access point to a variety of services, without the hassle of multiple logins.
The administration wanted it to be harder to achieve a good grade on the FITARA scorecard, because it wants to focus agencies on certain tangible actions.
GSA and USDA ask for vendor feedback on initial plans for phase 2 of the IT modernization centers of excellence strategy.