Agencies Reveal New Priority Goals in Budget

Friday, February 23rd, 2018 - 10:25
The GPRA Modernization Act requires agencies to develop a set of 3-5 two-year priority goals and the Trump Administration posted its first set of goals for major agencies on an updated website at the same time the FY 2019 budget was released. But the goals didn’t get the same billing as the budget

Weekly Roundup: January 22 - 26, 2018

Friday, January 26th, 2018 - 15:12
Michael J. Keegan

Weekly Roundup: January 8 - 12, 2018

Monday, January 15th, 2018 - 11:18
Michael J. Keegan

Weekly Roundup: December 18-22, 2017

Friday, December 22nd, 2017 - 13:20
DOD Acquisition Reform Panel. In an Op-Ed in Federal Times, Dee Lee and Hannah Oh write: “Repealing or amending outdated provisions that bog down the acquisition process is long overdue.

Weekly Roundup: November 13 - November 17, 2017

Friday, November 17th, 2017 - 15:25
Michael J. Keegan VA needs money fast for health record program. Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is ready to sign a contract with electronic health records firm Cerner to replace the agency's aging, homegrown Vista system. But to get moving on the deal quickly, VA needs to move some money around. The department wants to move fast, with an initial rollout of the new system planned for 18 months after the contract is signed.

Weekly Roundup: October 30 – November 3, 2017

Friday, November 3rd, 2017 - 13:00
IT Reforms Create Breathing Room.  NextGov reports: “Obama-era technology modernization programs and legislation are beginning to have a substantial effect freeing up IT budget money, but there’s a long way left to go, industry executives said during a Professional Services Council market forecast Wednesday. . . .

Weekly Roundup: October 16-20, 2017

Monday, October 23rd, 2017 - 10:30
John Kamensky

A Dismal GAO Assessment – But a Ray of Hope

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 - 9:45
But there was a ray of hope embedded in GAO’s report.  The opening section assesses agencies’ progress in working together across organizational boundaries, noting “Many of the meaningful results that the federal government seeks to achieve . . .

Weekly Roundup: June 12 - 16, 2017

Friday, June 16th, 2017 - 12:28
John Kamensky OMB Burden Reduction. Federal News Radio reports: “The Office of Management and Budget is cleaning out its policy closet and in its first sweep found 59 data reporting requirements that are no longer necessary. . . . Of those 59 requirements, 50 have been rescinded and nine have been modified or suspended for the near future.”

Weekly Roundup: May 22 - May 26, 2017

Friday, May 26th, 2017 - 13:14
Michael J. Keegan GSA chief: Central IT fund is a start, not a remedy. While President Trump's budget proposal includes a $228 million investment for a general IT modernization fund, the head of the agency overseeing the fund sees the initial investment as more of a proof of concept than a panacea.