Last Thursday June 10, I had the honor of helping to open the DATA Act Summit. The event brought government and industry leaders together to discuss how best to implement this important statute, which will provide for better visibility into financial activities across the government. A year and a month after enactment, the Administration’s actions to carry out DATA Act provisions – along with support and involvement from industry partners – all point to a successful path forward.
Multiple actions from the Administration have led to a renewed emphasis on protecting information about individual citizens. Although the current activity centers on incentives for consumers, government managers will also be impacted and need to be aware – even moreso if there a major privacy breach at the Federal level.
This report offers practical implementation advice to agency leaders and front-line managers faced with implementing the newly-enacted law expanding
telework opportunities to over one million federal workers, “The Telework Enhancement Act of 2010.”
In an increasingly interconnected and networked world, information possesses such significant power that it can no longer be viewed simply as an enabler to meeting one’s mission. The U.S. Navy has recognized the challenges posed in the information age and has sought to evolve its warfighting capabilities to reflect this changing landscape.
OMB’s recently released IT reform strategy has captured attention across the government management spectrum. What makes its chance for success greater than similar efforts before it? In part, its difference is based on incorporating the same practices within the government-wide plan that are also recommended for individual agencies, and on establishing a strong vision of where the government will be at the end of the plan.