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OMB Unveils New Privacy Org Within Information & Regulatory Affairs Office


Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan has announced the creation of a new privacy office and a senior career position within OMB’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. Donovan wrote in a blog post published Wednesday the privacy office and senior official will support efforts to boost the government’s privacy practices. That new …

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GSA Gets ‘Best-in-Class’ Designations for SmartPay Contract Vehicles


The General Services Administration has received “best-in-class” designations for SmartPay 2 and SmartPay 3 government-wide contracts for charge cards and other payment services. David Shea, director of the center for charge card management at GSA, wrote in a blog post published Tuesday the BIC designation seeks to recognize the SmartPay contract …

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Federal CISO Gregory Touhill: OMB Plans New Cyber Best Practices Website

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Federal Chief Information Officer Gregory Touhill has described plans to launch a website that will serve as a repository for users to access cybersecurity guidance and best practices, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Meredith Somers writes Touhill told the AFCEA chapter Cybersecurity Summit Tuesday in Washington that Cyber.gov will roll out over the next two weeks …

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GSA, OMB Approve USDA as Shared Service Provider of CGI’s Financial Mgmt Software

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The General Services Administration and the Office of Management and Budget have selected the Agriculture Department to serve as a shared services provider of CGI’s financial management platform. OMB and GSA’s office of unified shared services management gave USDA’s financial management services division approval to offer CGI’s Momentum software to other …

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GAO Asks OMB to Study Inclusion of Land Mobile Radio in Category Mgmt Effort


The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Office of Management and Budget study the potential inclusion of land mobile radio equipment in its category management initiative. GAO said Wednesday it examined federal agencies’ LMR interoperability and procurement practices through a survey and found half of respondents cited the use of proprietary features and …

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CMS Seeks CIO & Enterprise Info Office Director


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services looks for a professional who can concurrently serve as chief information officer and director of the Office of Enterprise Information at CMS. CMS said in a USAJobs notice posted Wednesday that the CIO is responsible for technology required to deliver Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program and HealthCare.gov. …

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VA Picks USDA as Financial Mgmt Shared Service Provider

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The Agriculture Department has been chosen to replace the Department of Veterans Affairs‘ current financial management platform as VA’s federal shared service provider. VA said Tuesday the partnership with USDA reflects cross-agency efforts to increase financial transparency, mitigate duplication and redundancy and increase the quality and agility of administrative services in the government. Edward Murray, VA interim …

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White House Announces Climate Resilience Initiatives of VA, USDA, DOE, HUD


The White House has unveiled new initiatives of the departments of Agriculture, Energy, Veteran Affairs, and Housing and Urban Development that aim to support climate resilience and water and energy efficiency. Christine Harada of the Council on Environmental Quality and Ali Zaidi from the Office of Management and Budget wrote in a blog post published …

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