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FedRAMP Seeks Comments on ‘Tailored’ Baseline for Low-Risk Cloud Services

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program seeks public feedback on a draft “tailored” baseline meant to accelerate the authorization of low risk cloud services for government use. FedRAMP said Thursday the Tailored baseline will cover minimum security control requirements for low-impact cloud offerings and that authorizing officials could identify additional security controls if needed. The proposed …

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Rep. Mick Mulvaney Gets Senate Approval to Head OMB

The Senate voted 51-49 Thursday to confirm Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-South Carolina) as director of the Office of Management and Budget, The Hill newspaper reported Thursday. Jordain Carney writes Mulvaney will administer the federal budget process, lead agency performance evaluations and implement strategies and policies for the acquisition of goods and services in the government. The …

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GAO: VA Personnel Should Modernize Current IT Systems

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Department of Veterans Affairs to address issues regarding critical system modernizations, data center consolidation and the retirement of legacy systems to help refresh the VA’s information technology environment. According to a report published Tuesday, GAO suggested the VA to establish metrics and goals that will determine …

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James Mattis’ Memo Eyes FY 2017 Budget Amendment to Address Warfighting Readiness

Defense Secretary James Mattis has issued a memo that outlines a spending plan that seeks to prioritize near-term readiness and postpone equipment modernization efforts until 2019, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday. Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. writes the Defense Department will submit to the Office of Management and Budget by March 1 its …

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VA Exempts Contracting, Healthcare Positions from Trump’s Federal Hiring Freeze

The Department of Veterans Affairs has exempted contracting, construction and project management professionals from the federal hiring freeze as VA starts construction projects and leases at over 20 medical centers and health facilities, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Nicole Ogrysko writes President Donald Trump issued a Jan. 23 memo that would …

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Rep. Mick Mulvaney: OMB Needs Program Assessment Rating Tool to Help Identify Govt Waste

Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-South Carolina), President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Office of Management and Budget, has said he believes reinstating the Program Assessment Rating Tool would help OMB identify and reduce government waste and abuse, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. “Ending the PART program denied us that management tool,” Mulvaney told lawmakers …

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OMB Nominee Rep. Mick Mulvaney Talks Federal Workforce, Hiring Freeze at Senate Confirmation Hearing

Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-South Carolina), the White House’s nominee to head the Office of Management and Budget, has said he plans to determine ways on how to reward “exemplary” federal employees and deal with those that fail to meet expectations once confirmed, GovExec reported Tuesday. Kellie Lunney writes Mulvaney told lawmakers …

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