Tag Archives: Jeffrey Zients

The Obama Administration’s Campaign to Cut Waste

Photo: blackgarbagebags.com The White House is hard at work getting rid of waste: President Barack Obama’s Campaign to Cut Waste requires federal agencies to slash spending by 15 percent by the end of fiscal year 2012, in hopes to save about $6 billion. According to The Washington Post, management support …

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CBO Says White House Plan is Costly

According to the Congressional Budget Office, the White House’s plan to sell off government properties to save money will actually end up costing the government more. A report by the agency found the proposal would increase spending by $60 million in the next decade. The proposal, which is part of …

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Performance.gov’s Public Rollout a Question Mark after E-Gov Funding Cut

Performance.gov was to be a cornerstone of the federal government’s transparency and open-government initiatives. Conceived to be a “one-stop shop” for federal performance information, complete with dashboards tracking key agency goals, the site’s public rollout is now in jeopardy after the administration’s funding for certain federal websites was slashed. The …

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Executive Order: Government Has Customer Service Problem

The federal government has a customer service problem, President Barack Obama wrote in a newly released executive order. “The public deserves competent, efficient, and responsive service from the federal government,” the president wrote. But too often the government and its agencies are hampered by inadequate citizen-facing services, such as agency …

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DHS CIO Elected Vice Chair of CIO Council

Richard Spires, chief information officer of the Department of Homeland Security, has been elected vice chairman of the federal CIO council, a cross-agency conclave devoted to best practices in federal IT management. U.S. Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra made the announcement at a recent Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association …

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OMB, OPM Make Changes to SES Training

The Obama administration announced last week it would take steps to improve training and hiring for the federal civilian workforce’s top executives, according to a report in Federal Times. In a memo to the 8,000-member Senior Executive Service from Office of Management and Budget Deputy Director Jeffrey Zients and Office …

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