Tag Archives: Mick Mulvaney

Russ Vought Confirmed as Full-Time OMB Head

Russ Vought

Russ Vought, who has led the Office of Management and Budget on an acting basis, has received Senate confirmation to assume the role full time. He began his tenure as OMB's interim director in January last year after Mick Mulvaney, former OMB director, was named President Donald Trump's acting chief of staff.

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Trump Commends Acting Cabinet Officials

President Donald Trump has said he is not in a rush to name permanent appointees to key government leadership positions in his administration, CNN reported Sunday. "Well, I'm in no hurry. I have acting (administration officials). And my actings are doing really great," he told reporters Sunday at the White House.
 

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OMB Director Mick Mulvaney Named Interim White House Chief of Staff

Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, has been selected by President Donald Trump to serve as White House chief of staff on an acting basis, The Washington Post reported Friday. Mulvaney will replace John Kelly, a retired U.S. Marine Corps general who will continue to serve in his current role through the end of 2018.

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OMB Aims to Build Up Federal Cybersecurity With New Memo on High Value Asset Program

The Office of Management and Budget has issued a memorandum that seeks to build up the Department of Homeland Security’s High Value Asset program to strengthen the cybersecurity posture of federal agencies. OMB Director Mick Mulvaney said Monday the memo outlines actions across six areas such as the establishment of enterprise HVA governance, implementation of data-driven HVA prioritization and privacy protection.

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OMB Guidance Sets New Continuous Diagnostics & Mitigation Requirements for Agencies

The Office of Management and Budget has issued an updated guidance that outlines new Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program requirements for agencies to comply with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014, FedScoop reported Friday. The memo now directs agencies to submit justification should they choose to buy continuous monitoring tools and capabilities outside of the General Services Administration’s IT Schedule 70 CDM tools special item number, CDM Dynamic and Evolving Federal Enterprise Network Defense and other contract vehicles.

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Treasury-OMB Report: Federal Budget Deficit at $779B in Fiscal 2018

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, have issued a joint statement saying the federal budget deficit reached $779B in fiscal 2018, about $113B higher than the shortfall recorded in the previous fiscal year. The FY 2018 deficit was equivalent to 3.9 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product and $70B less than the projected shortfall in the Mid-Session Review for FY 2019, according to the statement published Monday.

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OMB Director Outlines Efforts to Automate, Simplify Procurement-Related Tasks

Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budgetsaid in an August 27 memorandum that the OMB plans to use artificial intelligence and automation tools to handle routine procedures, thereby reducing the likelihood of errors and enhancing “compliance with contracting protocols and financial analysis and reporting.” This is in response to the President’s Management Agenda, which challenged federal agencies to divert resources from “low-value to high-value work.”

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Congress Sends $1.3T Omnibus Deal to White House

The Senate voted 65-32 past midnight Friday to pass a $1.3 trillion omnibus bill to avoid a government shutdown and fund federal agencies through the end of fiscal 2018, Bloomberg reported Friday. The budget package is now headed to the White House for President Donald Trump’s signature. Mick Mulvaney, director …

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