Beth Cobert: White House Unveils Cross-Agency Goals, Action Plans

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WhiteHouseThe White House has announced 15 presidential priority areas that will require teamwork among federal agencies in order to solve challenges across the government.

Agencies have developed action plans to meet eight management-focused objectives and seven mission-oriented goals, Beth Cobert, deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget, wrote in a White House blog post dated June 26.

The Obama administration’s management agenda includes customer service, information technology delivery, strategic sourcing, shared services, mission support, open data, organizational culture and laboratory-to-market programs.

Mission-based goals encompass cybersecurity, climate change, security clearance, job creation, infrastructure modernization, STEM education and veterans’ healthcare.

Cobert says that OMB will report agencies’ progress in achieving these goals on Performance.gov every quarter.