Government issued more improper payments in fiscal 2015 — $137 billion — a new high for agencies since the Office of Management and Budget first began measuring the rate in 2004. And as more agencies receive more material weaknesses, OMB said the federal accounting community has a role to play in turning this negative trend around.
Kevin Youel Page, the deputy commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service at GSA, said collecting sales information from contractors will help make the government better buyers and vendors better sellers.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, says agencies need to shift in a post-OPM data breach world to a new cybersecurity model.
The Office of Personnel Management is expected to launch the National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB) on Oct. 1 with eight new functions.
The Modernization Government Technology Act received approval from the Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Sept. 15 and will likely get voted on by the full House on Sept. 20.
The Office of Management and Budget issued new guidance requiring agencies to name a deputy assistant secretary as the senior accountable official for privacy.
Anne Rung, the Office of Federal Procurement Policy administrator and U.S. Chief Acquisition Officer, will be moving to Seattle to work as the head of Amazon Business where she will run its strategic supplier program focusing on the government.
Most agencies have yet to set up official digital service operations with the Office of Management and Budget, the Government Accountability Office found. And another study from Unisys found a similar hesitancy from agencies to fully embrace general digital government practices and initiatives.
The next president’s management agenda will be key in helping the new administration deliver on its agency priorities next year. The Partnership for Public Service offered a four-pronged road map to develop an implementation plan on the next president’s agency and policy priorities.
Mav Turner, the director of Product Strategy for SolarWinds, details three strategies to help federal chief information officers be more successful as they move off legacy systems.
Silicon Valley may offer a siren call for gray feds, but by some accounts it’s a hotbed of ageism.
Brigadier General (retired) Greg Touhill will move from DHS to the Office of Management and Budget to the be the first federal CISO while Grant Schneider has been named acting deputy CISO.
Outdated IT infrastructure and a deficit of skilled cyber workers are just some of the challenges faces the federal government as it goes to battle in the ongoing cyber war.
Agencies will know later this month how much more they will have to pay for security clearances to the National Background Investigations Bureau. The NBIB will meet initial operating capability on Oct. 1 and begin processing all security clearance cases.