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Reports: Jeff Zients, Shelley Metzenbaum Depart OMB

Jeff Zients has left the Office of Management and Budget after four years at the agency as deputy director for management and chief performance officer, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes that Zients has twice served as acting director during his time at the agency. His most recent …

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OMB Seeking to Ramp Up Strategic Sourcing

The Office of Management and Budget is asking federal agencies to increase their use of strategic sourcing contracts as part of efforts to manage acquisitions, Fedscoop reports. David Stegon writes Acting Director Jeff Zients created an Interagency Strategic Sourcing Leadership Council to lead efforts to increase strategic sourcing across the …

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Jeff Zients: PortfolioStat to Save $2.5B in IT Costs Through 2015

The PortfolioStat program will save the government $2.5 billion in information technology costs for the next three years, White House Deputy Management Director Jeff Zients wrote in a blog post Wednesday. Zients said agencies can achieve this goal through merging duplicative systems, bulk buying and finishing or streamlining off-track projects. …

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OMB Memo Asks Agencies to Send Monthly Continuous Monitoring Reports

The Office of Management and Budget announced that agencies no longer need to do a three-year security reauthorization for information systems, Fierce Government IT reports. Jeff Zients, OMB’s acting director, told agencies in a memo they should instead just enforce more frequent reporting of ongoing authorizations of information systems through …

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Jeff Zients: President’s Strategic Sourcing Strategy Could Become Mandatory

Jeff Zients, Office of Management and Budget‘s acting director, said last Friday during the quarterly President’s Management Advisory Board meeting that the administration’s strategic sourcing strategy may become mandatory, according to Federal News Radio. Ruben Gomez reports that the strategic sourcing initiative was implemented in order to convert the immense …

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Carter, Zients Hint at Potential Sequestration Cuts to House Panel

The defense budget for fiscal year 2013 could result in cuts to weapons and vehicles procurement as well as furloughs and layoffs for civilian employees, the Pentagon’s number two official told a House panel Wednesday. According to The Hill newspaper, Ashton Carter told the House Armed Services Committee the Pentagon …

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OMB To Hold Sequestration Talks With Agencies

The Office of Management and Budget has issued a memorandum to heads of federal departments and agencies on potential effects and procedures if sequestration occurs. Jeff Zients, acting OMB director, wrote in the Tuesday memo the office will engage department and agency personnel in discussions regarding fiscal issues within the …

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