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Government agencies making ‘extraordinary progress’ on zero trust, says federal CIO

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) oversees the implementation of the president’s priorities across the executive branch. One of these is digital modernization at federal agencies, with the goals of enhanced security, cost savings, efficiency and a better experience for Americans interacting with the government. Clare Martorana, federal chief information officer, leads these efforts. […]

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Made in America office helps federal agencies meet new Buy America requirements

In his first week in office, President Biden launched a whole-of-government initiative to support American manufacturing. That executive order led to the creation of the Office of Management and Budget’s Made in America office, which just celebrated its one-year anniversary. Celeste Drake, director of Made in America, said her office is working with agencies to […]

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Two equity executive orders are “a tremendous opportunity” for agencies, OMB official says

Equity initiatives for the Biden administration focus externally on services to the American public and internally on the federal government workforce. Having two executive orders to address issues of equity is extremely helpful, according to Kimberlyn Leary, senior equity fellow at the Office of Management and Budget and senior vice president at the Urban Institute. […]

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Reductions to Navy fleet a “step back,” says defense budget expert

The new budget request from the Biden administration is loaded with surprises for budget watchers. It includes things people did not see coming and leaves out some things people were expecting. Mark Cancian, former chief of the Force Structure and Investment Division at the Office of Management and Budget, said the decommissioning of 12 Navy […]

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Better business cases necessary to increase success rate of government IT projects

The Chief Information Officer of the United States Clare Martorana says the huge cash increase in the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF), a government funding vehicle encouraging modernization, means agencies can propose bigger projects. Federal News Network reports Martorana says the TMF Board is ready to handle a big influx of applications. Mark Forman, former E-Gov […]

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Former OPM Acting Director Michael Rigas agrees with many of NAPA’s recommendations

A review of the Office of Personnel Management and its potential merger into the General Services Administration is complete. The National Academy of Public Administration says transferring some OPM duties to the Office of Management and Budget and merging others into GSA would not have fixed problems at the agency. Former OPM Acting Director Michael […]

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Congress needs to stop avoiding human capital management problem, says NARFE exec

A new review of the Office of Personnel Management and its potential merger into the General Services Administration is finished. The National Academy of Public Administration says transferring some OPM duties to the Office of Management and Budget and merging others into GSA would not fix the problems at the agency. Jessica Klement, Staff Vice […]

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Concerns remain about thousands of potentially vulnerable data centers

The Office of Management and Budget has pushed agencies to consolidate data centers and use existing centers more efficiently. The Government Accountability Office finds OMB can do more to track how it is measuring server use. David Hinchman, Acting Director of Information Technology and Cybersecurity Issues at GAO, said this year’s report suggests overall good […]

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