Consolidate IT infrastructure, save $1 trillion, CEOs say

The Technology CEO Council claims the federal government can save $1 trillion in 10 years by streamlining supply chains, consolidating data centers, automating paper processes and applying anti-fraud analytic tools.

Fiscal year-end spending: Does 'use it or lose it' still rule?

Since 2001, the Office of Management has championed a number of ideas or programs intended to bring order to federal IT spending. But has it really made a difference?

White House targets $30B in high-risk programs

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra said the goal of a high-priority IT project list is not to kill the projects, but to turn them around as quickly as possible.

White House preparing agency IT project hit list

The White House plans to publish a list of high-risk IT projects in need of rescue as part of the Obama administration's effort to rein in $20 billion of annual IT infrastructure spending.

White House uses LinkedIn for policy discussion

The White House claims success in using its LinkedIn group to hold a members-only discussion on Wall Street reforms.

OMB may open purse to help program reviews

Close on the heels of the fiscal 2011 review requirements, officials are now offering to help agencies pay for program evaluations.

OMB wants to know how agencies manage risky IT projects

Agencies now will have to prove to the Office of Management and Budget they can effectively manage their high-risk IT projects, according to federal CIO Vivek Kundra.

Obama ready to sign improper payments legislation

The president is expected to sign legislation today meant to crack down on $110 billion a year in erroneous federal payments.

OMB puts brakes on financial systems modernization

The Obama administration announced today that it will overhaul the federal financial management system and prohibit agencies from placing task orders or contracts for modernization efforts.

Agencies' faulty payments make OMB site hit list

OMB has started a Web site, PaymentAccuracy.gov, to highlight work to reduce improper payments made by agencies.

Orszag's departure expected to have little effect on IT, acquisition

Information technology initiatives, acquisition policies are stable issues and won't feel much from the turmoil of OMB leadership changes, experts say.

Is your company on the Do Not Pay list?

The Obama administration is developing a governmentwide Do Not Pay List to track debarred contractors, deceased individuals and others ineligible for federal payments.

White House advisers soliciting ideas for 'golden triangle' technologies

The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology is the latest to create an open government Web platform to discuss what they are calling the "golden triangle" of new technologies.

Industry embraces telework

Federal information technology workers were much less likely than their private-sector counterparts to regularly or exclusively telework despite having favorable opinions of telecommuting, according to a report released today.

OMB sees discretionary spending cuts in agencies' futures

The Obama administration tells agencies to trim their discretionary spending for the upcoming fiscal 2012 budget cycle.

OFPP's Frontline Forum is back

Blogger Steve Kelman is pleased to see that OFPP's Dan Gordon has revived the practice of meeting with contracting professionals from across the government.

Obama forms private-sector board to improve agency operations

A new advisory board will give Obama advice on improving agency operations, particularly in customer service, IT and productivity

Administration hopes for ripple effect from outsourcing policy

The administration wants a workforce that can carry out the government's operations and reduce the reliance on contractors.

OFPP proposes tests for deciding when to outsource work

OFPP publishes proposed policy to help agencies decide when work should be outsourced to contractors.

KSAs and hiring reform in government

OPM's new leader wants to reform the hiring system so that greater numbers of qualified candidates can compete for jobs.

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