US office of personnel management

OPM’s Steve Shih: Engaged Workforce Key to Address Agencies’ Challenges

Steve Shih, deputy associate director of the Office of Personnel Management, believes an engaged workforce is key in efforts by federal agencies to respond to complex challenges, he ...
D.J. Patil

DJ Patil: Federal Agencies Use Data to Transform Public Service

D.J. Patil U.S. Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil on Wednesday released a memorandum to explain how the federal government uses data to address transparency, security and innovation issues ...
ContractSigning

Federal Agencies Seek Lessons from Yelp Feedback

The U.S. government has partnered with public reviews portal Yelp to incorporate the site’s user-generated feedback into efforts to improve the federal agencies’ services. Federal ...
DataCenter

MeriTalk Survey: Majority of Federal IT Managers Optimistic on Acquisition Reform

Eighty-four percent of the 133 federal information technology managers who responded to a MeriTalk survey believe that Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act can help ...
Alejandro Mayorkas

Alejandro Mayorkas: Senate Cyber Bill Falls Short of DHS’ Privacy Protection Goals

Alejandro Mayorkas Alejandro Mayorkas, deputy secretary for the Department of Homeland Security, has warned that Senate’s Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act would curb privacy ...
cybersecurity

OMB Seeks Comments on Draft Federal Data Security Guidance

The Office of Management and Budget will collect public comments on the agency’s draft guide for how to manage cybersecurity requirements in federal acquisition processes. OMB ...
Richard Spires

OMB, CIOs to Assess Agencies’ FITARA Compliance; Richard Spires Comments

Richard Spires The Office of Management and Budget and a group of former and current federal chief information officers have partnered to assess how agencies implement the Federal Information ...
GSA

Kathy Conrad: Open Data Among ‘Key Principles of Government’

Kathy Conrad, former principal deputy associate administrator of the General Services Administration‘s Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, has highlighted ...
Shaun Donovan

Shaun Donovan: Agencies’ 2017 Budget Plans Must Include Collaborative R&D Programs

Shaun Donovan Shaun Donovan, director of the Office of Management and Budget, has asked federal agencies to set multiagency science and technology program priorities when they craft ...
Jeh Johnson

Jeh Johnson: ‘Einstein’ Program Reauthorization Needed for Federal Cyber Defense

Jeh Johnson Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has urged Congress to authorize the Einstein cyber intrusion and prevention program and also remove what he views ...