Executive Office

Beth Cobert: White House Unveils Agenda to Spur Economic Growth, Address Vet Homelessness

The Obama administration has released a series of goals and strategic plans aimed to encourage economic growth and long-term fiscal performance in agencies. Beth Cobert wrote on the ...

House OKs Federal Energy Usage Reduction Bill

The House has passed a bill that will require federal agencies to conserve energy usage for data center operations, FCW reported Thursday. Adam Mazmanian writes legislators voted 375-36 ...
John Kamensky

IBM’s John Kamensky: Agencies Have Discretion Under New OMB Data Sharing Guidance

John Kamensky Agencies can request existing non-public data from each other under new guidance from the Office of Management and Budget, IBM’s John Kamensky wrote in a March ...

Federal Agencies to Update Open Government Initiatives

The White House has directed federal agencies to introduce fresh initiatives as part of their open government plan updates, Fierce Government reported Monday. Zach Rausnitz writes Todd ...

OMB Report: Budget Deal Means No Further Sequester Cuts for FY 2014

An Office of Management and Budget report indicates there will be no further cuts to federal agencies’ discretionary spending for fiscal year 2014 following the congressional budget ...

Report: Danny Werfel Leaves OMB, Norman Dong Appointed Acting Controller

Danny Werfel has departed his role as controller of the Office of Management and Budget, Federal Times reported Friday. Sean Reilly writes Werfel, who served as OMB controller since ...
cloud security

Karen Evans Proposes Cybersecurity Plan for Federal Cloud

Karen Evans, a former Office of Management and Budget official, has co-authored a white paper on the government’s cybersecurity activities and cloud computing initiatives, FierceGovernmentIT ...

White House: 3.4M Records Unlocked in Open Data Push

The White House has released more than 3.42 million digital records to the public since the 2009 start of its open data initiative following the Dec. 27 release of the White House’s ...

OMB Seeks Online Votes for Cost-Reduction Ideas

The Office of Management and Budget has launched an online vote on four finalists in a government competition seeking cost reduction ideas from federal employees, GovExec reported Monday. Tom ...

GAO Surveys Government’s Geospatial Data Gathering Processes

A new Government Accountability Office testimony submitted to a House subcommittee says the U.S. government succeeded in consolidating processes for gathering geospatial data used ...

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