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OMB requests feedback by Jan. 31 to support President’s Management Agenda

Federal workers, researchers and private citizens have until Jan. 31 to submit feedback in support of the President’s Management Agenda (PMA). The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has released a draft learning agenda to identify ways to coordinate implementation of President Biden’s management goals. Robert Shea, national managing principal for public policy at Grant […]


HUD works with government and nonprofit organizations to address homelessness and housing discrimination

The government has a responsibility to confront housing insecurity, ensure access to homes and eliminate housing discrimination. Strengthening the lives of both individuals and communities through access to housing is essential, according to Adrianne Todman, deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Todman said the economic environment is part of […]


National Risk Management Center works with partners to address biggest risks facing nation

The National Risk Management Center (NRMC), housed within the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), works to identify and address significant risks to critical infrastructure. Bob Kolasky, director of the NRMC, said his organization collaborates with partners from industry and state and local government to determine and address the most significant risks facing the United […]


Federal customer experience improves but still lags private sector, report finds

The White House’s executive order on customer experience asks agencies to provide excellent, equitable and secure federal services to the American taxpayer. A new report by Forrester Research shows that the results of federal customer experience in 2021 have been mixed. Rick Parrish, vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research, said the report, which […]


Comptroller General says United States needed stronger national Covid-19 testing strategy

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) just wrapped up its 100th year in existence. The federal government watchdog continues to transform management efforts, analyze federal spending and support the country in times of crisis. Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States and head of GAO, said he thinks the U.S. needed a stronger national Covid-19 […]


Government Accountability Office overseeing ‘unprecedented’ use of Defense Production Act during Covid-19

Under the Defense Production Act (DPA), federal agencies can require companies to prioritize government contracts during a national emergency like the Covid-19 pandemic. However, there have been some challenges in using that authority, according to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report. William Russell, director of contracting and national security acquisitions at GAO, said agencies have […]


Defense acquisition has improved but still needs work, reports Office of Inspector General

The Defense Department’s (DoD) Office of Inspector General (OIG) has released its top 10 management challenges for fiscal year 2022, ranging from maintaining advantage in strategic competition to retaining a modern workforce. Courtney Fones, audit program director for readiness and global operations at the DoD OIG, said the department has made improvements and reforms in […]

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