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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 before the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 was enacted as well as guidance for the management of agencies’ IT assets and portfolios.

The agency also declared obsolete seven memos that sought to help agencies respond to potential IT service disruptions associated with year 2000 and rescinded several guidelines related to FISMA reporting requirements released between 2004 and 2010.

OMB also removed outdated benchmarking requirements for IT spending dashboard – PortfolioStat – in the Integrated Data Collection Tool.

For the acquisition aspect, the memo also canceled the implementation guidance for an executive order that sets reporting requirements for agencies with regard to the use of project labor agreements for construction projects as well as paused until fiscal 2020 a reporting requirement for reviews of acquisition functions.

Mulvaney wrote in the memo that OMB will work with the General Services Administration and Office of Personnel Management to determine and rescind cumbersome compliance activities over the next year.

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