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GAO: Agencies Need to Complete Savings Target Under OMB Data Center Consolidation Initiative

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The Government Accountability Office has recommended for agencies to complete cost savings goals under the Office of Management and Budget‘s data center consolidation initiative. GAO said in a report published Wednesday agencies aim to reach $8.2 billion in savings and avoidances through fiscal year 2019 but 10 agencies have not yet fulfilled their savings …

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Senators Seek Updates on OMB’s Pilot Program for Federal Contractor Reporting

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Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) and Tom Carper (D-Delaware) have requested the Office of Management and Budget to provide updates on a pilot program that seeks to reduce reporting costs for federal contractors in compliance with the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014. In a letter published Tuesday, the lawmakers asked OMB Director Shaun Donovan to provide information on how …

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Jim Piche: GSA to Issue Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation-as-a-Service Task Orders by August

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The General Services Administration plans to award the next set of task orders under the Department of Homeland Security’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program in an effort to provide 41 small agencies access to cybersecurity services through cloud-based shared services, FCW reported Wednesday. Mark Rockwell writes Jim Piche, group manager of GSA’s federal …

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ODNI Eyes Social Media as Information Source

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Office of the Director of National Intelligence leaders are continuing their efforts to issue a security executive agent directive that will set policies and guidelines on social media usage, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Nicole Ogrysko writes that the directive — still under review at the Office of Management and Budget — looks to detail ODNI …

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Sens. Ron Johnson, Tom Carper Ask OMB’s Shaun Donovan for Federal Data Security Guidance Revision

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Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) and Tom Carper (D-Delaware) have asked the Office of Management and Budget to provide updates on OMB’s efforts to revise a policy on how federal agencies can manage and protect information resources from cyber threats. In a letter published Wednesday, the lawmakers asked OMB Director Shaun Donovan to inform the Senate …

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White House: HHS to Allocate $300M for Head Start Programs Nationwide

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The Department of Health and Human Services will allocate nearly $300 million in fiscal year 2017 funds for Head Start programs nationwide in an effort to expand early learning services for children, the White House reported Monday. Roberto Rodríguez, deputy assistant to the president for education; and Sharon Parrott, Office of Management and Budget associate …

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