cybersecurity

OMB Report Details Progress, Challenges in Gov’t Cybersecurity Efforts

The Office of Management and Budget has indicated that government agencies reported a 15-percent increase in information security incidents in 2014 as they gain more insight into ...
ContractSigning

Report: GSA, NOAA Seek to Move Forward on Agency Acquisition Reform with Upcoming Solicitations

The General Services Administration and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are due to solicit proposals in the summer that would move forward efforts to reform the ...
Shaun Donovan

OMB’s Shaun Donovan: Sequester Would Cut $90B From FY 2016 Discretionary Spending

Shaun Donovan The Office of Management and Budget has submitted a report to Congress that says up to $90.4 billion in agencies’ discretionary spending for fiscal year 2016 ...
data

Sunlight Foundation Gets OMB Commitment to Release Inventories on Gov’t Data Holdings

The Office of Management and Budget will release agency enterprise data inventories to the public in response to a 2013 request by the Sunlight Foundation under the Freedom of Information ...
Tony Scott

IT Industry Vet Tony Scott Chosen for Federal CIO Role

Tony Scott The Obama administration is set to nominate Tony Scott, chief information officer at VMware, as federal CIO and administrator for the Office of Management and Budget‘s ...
cybersecurity

Lisa Schlosser: OMB New Division to Oversee Federal Cyber Defense Initiatives

The U.S. Office of Management and Budget has created a new group that will develop policies for dot-gov network security and ensure that federal agencies follow those protocols, Nextgov ...
Pentagon

Military Leaders, Senators Caution Against Another Budget Sequester

A group of military leaders and Senate Armed Services Committee members have given caution about the potential impact to Defense Department programs if sequestration is renewed, Defense ...
Gen. Martin Dempsey

Martin Dempsey: Global Security Environment ‘More Dangerous’ as Sequester Looms

Gen. Martin Dempsey Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, believes that sequestration will adversely affect U.S. national security efforts and its readiness ...
Budget

OMB: Fiscal 2015 Budget Safe from Cuts

The Office of Management and Budget has announced that defense and nondefense appropriations for fiscal year 2015 are safe from sequestration cuts, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason ...
Rep. Cynthia Lummis

New Bill Seeks to Limit Federal Hires; Rep. Cynthia Lummis Comments

Rep. Cynthia Lummis Reps. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) and Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) have introduced a new bill that seeks to limit federal agency hiring in an effort to reduce costs without removing ...