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White House Lifts Federal Hiring Freeze Following Release of OMB Govt Restructuring Guidance

The White House has lifted the federal hiring freeze after the Office of Management and Budget issued new guidance that recommends measures for agencies on how to reduce the federal workforce’s size, restructure missions and evaluate employee performance, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Jason Miller writes OMB Director Mick Mulvaney released …

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Russell Vought to Be Nominated OMB Deputy Chief

President Donald Trump has announced plans to nominate Russell Vought, formerly executive director of the Republican Study Committee, as deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget. Trump disclosed his plans to name Vought and five other individuals to several posts within his administration in a news release published Friday. …

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2 Senators Ask GAO to Review Federal Hiring Freeze Implementation

Sens. Gary Peters (D-Michigan) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota) have called on the Government Accountability Office to examine the implementation of a presidential memorandum that imposed a hiring freeze on federal civilian employees. Both senators told GAO Comptroller General Gene Dodaro in a joint letter published Tuesday the hiring freeze could increase government spending and have …

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Kelly Morrison: OMB Plans to Release New Guidance on IT Investment Mgmt for Agencies

The Office of Management and Budget plans to issue new guidance that seeks to help federal agencies measure and manage costs and budget of cybersecurity initiatives, data center consolidation projects and other information technology investments, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Nicole Ogrysko writes Kelly Morrison, a performance analyst at OMB’s …

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GAO: Federal Agencies Move to Address IT Labor Challenges

The Government Accountability Office has previously recommended federal agencies to increase their information technology workforce development efforts to mitigate issues related to federal hiring activities, recruitment of qualified staff and identification of skill gaps. GAO said in a report published Tuesday it found that multiple agencies have taken actions to implement the congressional watchdog’s recommendations such …

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GAO: Congress Should Let Agencies Determine Insurance Coverage Level for Data Breach Victims

The Government Accountability Office has said Congress should consider allowing agencies to determine the appropriate level of identity theft insurance coverage for affected individuals of data breaches. GAO said in a report published Thursday agencies that experienced data breaches are required by law to provide identity theft services for impacted persons. The Office of Personnel …

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OMB’s Grant Schneider: US Digital Service, 18F Should Support Other Agencies’ Cybersecurity Efforts

Grant Schneider, acting federal chief information security officer at the Office of Management and Budget, has said the U.S. Digital Service and the General Services Administration’s 18F organization should continue to support other agencies in their efforts to address data breaches and other cybersecurity issues, MeriTalk reported Tuesday. Morgan Lynch writes …

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OMB’s Mick Mulvaney: White House Could Release Detailed Budget Plan in May

Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, has said President Donald Trump plans to release a detailed version of his budget plan in May that will include a strategy to address U.S. deficits, Reuters reported Sunday. Valerie Volcovici writes Mulvaney told NBC’s “Meet the Press” in an interview the White House does not expect the …

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