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The Office of Management and Budget is giving agencies less work. Federal Chief Information Officer Steve VanRoekel and Jeff Zients, acting director of OMB, outlined changes to the types of reports and number of reports agencies must now submit as part of the updated PortfolioStat process. In a memo to agency heads last week, they said the goal is quality over quantity. Mark Forman, former administrator for e-government and information technology and current director of Government Transaction Services, spoke with Francis about the changes being made under PortfolioStat 2.0.
Diversity is on the upswing in the Senior Executive Service. The Office of Personnel Management says right now more women and minorities work in the SES than at any other time in the last five years. John Salamone, vice president at Federal Management Partners, spoke with Francis about diversity in the SES ranks and improvements that still need to be made.
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