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GAO: Agencies Should Ensure CIO Involvement in IT Procurement Review, Approval Processes

The Government Accountability Office has called on federal agencies to allow chief information officers to assess and approve information technology contracts in an effort to increase CIOs’ oversight of agencies’ planned IT acquisitions. GAO said in a report published Wednesday 14 of the 22 assessed agencies failed to involve CIOs in the …

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White House Lifts Federal Hiring Freeze Following Release of OMB Govt Restructuring Guidance

The White House has lifted the federal hiring freeze after the Office of Management and Budget issued new guidance that recommends measures for agencies on how to reduce the federal workforce’s size, restructure missions and evaluate employee performance, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Jason Miller writes OMB Director Mick Mulvaney released …

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OMB Director Mick Mulvaney Named Acting Director of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

President Donald Trump has assigned Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The White House said Friday Mulvaney will lead CFPB until a permanent director is appointed. Mulvaney obtained Senate approval to become OMB director in February after serving as …

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Bill Evanina: DoD to Use NCSC Continuous Evaluation System to Vet Security Clearance Holders

Bill Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, has said the Defense Department will also adopt NSCS’ continuous evaluation platform to perform periodic background investigations on employees at the executive branch in addition to its own CE system, Federal News Radio reported Friday. The move comes as DoD …

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Report: Reconciled FY 2018 Defense Policy Bill Contains ‘Amazon Amendment’

The fiscal 2018 defense spending bill introduced by a joint House-Senate conference committee includes an amendment that would potentially shift approximately $53 billion in annual purchases of commercial products by the Defense Department to e-commerce portals, Nextgov reported Monday. The Defense Acquisition Streamlining and Transparency Act, also known as the Amazon amendment, in …

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