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OMB Moves to Reduce Agency IT, Procurement Data Reporting Requirements

The Office of Management and Budget has issued a new memorandum that aims to reduce reporting requirements for federal agencies, NextGov reported Thursday. OMB Mick Mulvaney revoked several directives in the areas of information technology, procurement, financial management, performance management and customer service. OMB eliminated five memoranda on IT security that were issued …

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3 House Lawmakers Ask OPM to Simplify Federal Cyber Talent Hiring Process

Reps. Derek Kilmer (D-Washington), Kathleen Rice (D-New York) and Josh Gottheimer (D-New Jersey) have urged the Office of Personnel Management to modify requirements and streamline the recruitment process for federal cybersecurity jobs. Kilmer, Rice and Gottheimer currently serve as co-chairs of the New Democrat Coalition’s Cybersecurity Task Force and told Acting OPM Director Kathleen McGettigan in …

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GSA Expands Human Resource Multiple-Award Schedule

The General Services Administration has begun to restructure its multiple-award procurement vehicle for human resource services in an effort to address contract redundancy and simplify the acquisition process for such service offerings. GSA said Wednesday its Human Resources and Equal Employment Opportunity Multiple Award Schedule 738 X has been renamed Human Capital Management and Administrative Support …

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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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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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Rep. Will Hurd Proposes Formation of ‘Cyber National Guard’ to Address IT Skills Gap

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) has said a central team of cyber experts could help address the federal government’s information technology skills shortage, FCW reported Tuesday. Chase Gunter writes Hurd said at a meeting of the House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Information Technology that the “cyber national guard” will recruit qualified IT …

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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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