The Office of Management and Budget’s general counsel reversed long-time policy that required agencies to automatically report Antideficiency Act violations to GAO and Congress. Now agencies must report only if they and OMB decides a violation occurred.
The suddenness of the partial government shutdown forced agencies and contractors to scramble over the last week to figure out who is working and who isn’t.
After a year and a half of study, the White House rolled out what it says would be the most ambitious restructuring in the federal government’s history.
The Inspectors General nominations that have been withdrawn include the ones for the Office of Personnel Management, the Defense Department, and the Social Security Administration.
NAPA and Heritage release papers promoting evidence-based policymaking while the Reason Foundation highlights the lack of public-private competition under Circular A-76.
The 26th annual survey CIOs by Grant Thornton and the Professional Services Council found cloud computing moved into the top five priorities, but several obstacles still remain.
Whether there’s a presidential transition or not, agency leaders need to maintain a respectful and open dialogue with their Office of Inspector General.