Following the recent rollback of telework agreements at the Education and Agriculture departments, two D.C.-area lawmakers have introduced legislation aimed at protecting and expanding existing agency telework agreements.
With telework agreements scaled back at USDA and Education Department, the future of telework agreements at other agencies may also hang in the balance.
USDA will be the first agency to work with GSA and the Office of American Innovation to get rid of legacy systems.
The federal government may be a step behind industry when it comes to IT, but it’s always the same step. It stays in the race, never quite catching up.
The White House kicked off tech week by hosting 18 private sector technology leaders from companies such as Amazon, Apple and Google at the American Technology Council meeting.
The Trump administration’s new Office of American Innovation wants to bring in private-sector experts to improve federal agency performance. It should heed the lessons of an Obama administration initiative that tried to do the same thing.
Multiple sources say Chris Liddell, the assistant to the president for strategic initiatives, and Matt Lira, the special assistant to the president for innovation policy and initiatives, brought in CIOs one after another to get a handle on priorities, challenges and opportunities in each agency and governmentwide.
Foreign affairs imposed on the Trump administration. Treasury moved to sanction North Koreans believed to have military ties. Trump said the U.S. would take unilateral action in response to Pyonyang threats.
While the government can not operate like a business, but it can learn from the way businesses operate, especially when it comes to innovation.
The Trump administration sees the new White House Office of American Innovation to be headed by Jared Kushner as one way to make federal procurement more efficient and responsive. So is erasing a contracting rule established by the Obama administration. Procurement attorney Joseph Petrillo of Petrillo and Powell offers his take on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.