The Labor Department is moving from 13 different HR offices, 26 different IT application organizations, four different procurement organizations and numerous personnel security offices down to one of each as part of its internal consolidation.
Margie Graves, federal deputy chief information officer at OMB, has been a big part of the team reworking policy.
OFPP and ACT-IAC partnered to collect and describe acquisition innovations as a way to reduce the friction of acquisition through a new Periodic Table of Acquisition Elements.
Margaret Weichert, the deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget, says she is deeply concerned about structural impediments to bring agility to government.
The U.S. Digital Service said it sees promise in a new hiring pilot designed to better find and screen candidates who are truly qualified for the job, with help from agency subject matter experts.
Suzette Kent, the federal chief information officer, said agencies have been lining up internal resources all summer to begin tackling the goals of the Federal Data Strategy.
OMB acting director Russ Vought highlighted the lack of funding as one of several decisions by the Senate that will impact agencies in the fiscal 2020 consolidated spending bill.
Former White House controller Dave Mader provides highlights of detailed advice for agencies on coping with the requirements of two new transparency laws.
Federal CIO Suzette Kent said the first agency paid back money to the Technology Modernization Fund and several others returned money after reconfiguring its plans.
Policy and legal experts say informal guidance can be helpful to agency stakeholders and others but acknowledged instances where the documents have become stand-ins for the official rulemaking process.
Tim Cooke and Anne Laurent detail how the Air Force is finding success in using business innovations to become better buyers.
Orders tell federal agencies they must treat guidance documents as not legally binding, compile them into searchable databases within 120 days.
A quiet update for the Overseas Private Investment Corporation shows how reorgs can work without flamethrowing.
While all of the focus on the OPM-GSA merger has been on OPM’s shortcomings, it is safe to say that the federal government as a whole has not covered itself with respect to management issues.