CAP Goals: A New Government Acronym (Part 2)

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CAP Goals: A New Government Acronym (Part 2)

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 - 12:35
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 11:31
Yesterday, I highlighted seven Cross-Agency Priority (CAP) Goals developed by OMB for the first time in response to the new GPRA Modernization Act of 2010. Here are highlights of seven additional CAP Goals responding to that new law’s requirement to address cross-cutting management challenges facing agencies.

CAP GOALS FOR MISSION-SUPPORT FUNCTIONS:

CAP Goal 8:  Cybersecurity.  Increase federal information system cybersecurity.By 2014, achieve 95 percent utilization of critical administration cybersecurity capabilities on federal information systems, including strong authentication, Trusted Internet Connections (TIC), and Continuous Monitoring.

Goal Leader:  Howard A. Schmidt, U.S. Cybersecurity Coordinator.

CAP Goal 9:  Sustainablity.  By 2020, the Federal Government will reduce its direct greenhouse gas emissions by 28 percent and will reduce its indirect greenhouse gas emissions by 13 percent by 2020 (from 2008 baseline).

Goal Leader:  Nancy Sutley, Chair, Council on Environmental Quality.

CAP Goal 10:  Real Property.  The Federal Government will manage real property effectively to generate $3 billion in cost savings by the end of 2012.

Goal Leader:  Danny Werfel, Controller, Office of Management and Budget.

CAP Goal 11:  Improper Payments.  The Federal Government will reduce the government-wide improper payment rate by at least two percentage points by FY 2014.

Goal Leader:  Danny Werfel, Controller, Office of Management and Budget.

CAP Goal 12:  Data Center Consolidation.  Improve IT service delivery, reduce waste and save $3 billion in taxpayer dollars by closing at least 1200 data centers by fiscal year 2015.

Goal Leader:  Steven VanRoekel, Federal Chief Information Officer.

CAP Goal 13:  Closing Skill Gaps. Close critical skills gaps in the Federal workforce to improve mission performance.  By September 30, 2013, close the skills gaps by 50 percent for 3 to 5 critical Federal Government occupations or competencies, and close additional agency-specific high risk occupation and competency gaps.

Goal Leader:  John Berry, Director, Office of Personnel Management

CAP Goal 14:  Strategic Sourcing.  Reduce the costs of acquiring common products and services by agencies’ strategic sourcing of at least two new commodities or services in both 2013 and 2014, that yield at least a 10 percent savings.

Goal Leader:  Lesley Field, Acting Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy, Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

 

In addition to the 14 CAP Goals, the major agencies also developed priority goals, as required by the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010.  There are 103 agency priority goals in the FY 2013 budget.  About half are continuations of goals that were set administratively by the Obama Administration when it came into office.  The remainder are new or are a step beyond the original goals set in 2009.  I’ll highlight some of these goals, and contrast them with the earlier goals, in my next blog post.