The government-wide hiring freeze instituted by the Trump administration in January is over. Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney made that announcement at an off-camera news conference on Tuesday. Mulvaney also released OMB Memo M-17-22 — the latest chapter in a broader government reorganization effort. Booz Allen Hamilton vice president Ron Sanders and National Academy of Public Administration CEO Terry Gerton discussed the memo and reviewed the history of change management with Government Matters. Charlie Clark, senior correspondent for the Government Executive Media Group, discussed OMB’s call for agency reform plans and the impact those plans could have on the federal workforce. The General Services Administration is looking to streamline the way agencies are buying cyber solutions. Now, they will have access to products approved for a key federal cybersecurity program under a government-wide schedule 70 contract vehicle. GSA deputy associate administrator Dominic Sale discussed his agency’s top cyber priorities with Government Matters.
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