Office of Management and Budget

  • Insights into the CPO role

    Clay Johnson, former deputy director for management at OMB, talked about the role of the chief performance officer on In-Depth with Francis Rose.

  • Tech leaders to transform government

    Two presidential appointments designed to streamline government.

  • Vivek Kundra, Online Only

    Transparency is catching with citizens as well as agencies, and the administration is anxious to tell its story. Last week Federal CIO Vivek Kundra sat down for an internet-only discussion of transparency with citizens from…

  • IT Dashboard

    A new tool from the Office of Management and Budget allows people to track federal IT investments using real-time information. The IT Dashboard lets people see whether specific IT projects are on schedule and provide…

  • OMB management team lays out game plan at IRMCO

    The four senior Office of Management and Budget officials who are leading the Obama Adminstration’s management efforts detail the strategies they’re using to move forward.

  • FISMA REFORM

    Major changes are coming to the way federal agencies deal with cyber- security.

    In issuing new guidance over FISMA (The Federal Information Security Management Act), the Office of Management and Budget wants to find out the cybersecurity status of all civilian agency networks.

    One requirement is that agencies submit real-time data about the state of their networks. The second; a government-wide benchmarking study on the state of cybersecurity. The third; a series of interviews between OMB and agencies to tailor cybersecurity programs to each agencies needs.

  • Labor-management councils putting pieces in place

    The national council released a memo Wednesday to help agency managers work with employee unions. The guidance highlights the importance of, and confusion around, pre-decisional discussions. The council expects more progress over the next year from labor-management councils with individual bargaining units.

  • Obama, Romney define role of government during presidential debate

    President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney contrasted their approaches in how they would reduce the federal deficit and how they defined what the role of the federal government is during a nationally televised debate Wednesday night.

  • OMB expands requirements under some cross-agency management goals

    The Office of Management and Budget will collect spending and budget information from agencies to ramp up personnel security. This management priority accompanied other requests in a memo released Friday, which also included agency’s benchmarking and providing customer service data.

  • Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

    The Obama administration’s effort to benchmark costs and best practices of agency back-office functions is overcoming its initial skeptics. The Office of Management and Budget and the General Services Administration say this is the first step toward long-term and meaningful efficiency and effectiveness improvements. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose how some agencies are doing an about face when it comes to understanding the value of this benchmarking initiative.