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OMB Releases Guidance on Executive Order Implementation by Made in America Office

Executive Order

The Office of Management and Budget )OMB) has issued initial guidance with regard to the Made in America Office's implementation of an executive order signed in Jan. 2021 that directs federal agencies to buy U.S.-made products and services to support U.S. businesses, manufacturers and workers and strengthen the enforcement of Buy American laws.

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NIST to Develop Software Best Practices Based on Stakeholder Input, Existing Framework; Kevin Stine Quoted

Kevin Stine

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will use an existing document and input from stakeholders to develop best practices in response to an executive order on cybersecurity. Executive Order 14028 tasks NIST to inform how the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) would look to guide federal software procurements.

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White House Seeks to Mitigate Climate-Related Financial Risk With New Executive Order

White House

President Biden has signed an executive order to direct the director of the National Economic Council and the national climate adviser to create within 120 days a government-wide strategy to identify climate-related financial risk to government assets, programs and liabilities. In early May, the president also issued an executive order that calls for the creation of the climate change support office within the State Department.

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Federal CIO Clare Martorana on Governmentwide IT Modernization Plan

Clare Martorana

Clare Martorana, federal chief information officer, said her office and the Federal CIO Council have kicked off work on a new strategy for governmentwide information technology modernization. Clare Martorana said she expects the new IT modernization plan to come with a holistic approach to IT delivery across the federal government.

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OMB Announces Graduation of First Group of Federal Employees From Data Science Upskilling Initiative

Executive Order

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) announced that 61 federal employees graduated from its data science upskilling program after undergoing training between Sept. 2020 and Jan. 2021. OMB used the lessons learned from its Federal Cyber Reskilling Academy and the Census Bureau’s training initiative to help come with the data science upskilling program in August 2020.

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House Lawmakers Ask OMB for IDEA Act Implementation Guidance

IDEA Act Implementation

House lawmakers have called on the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to accelerate the issuance of guidance to federal agencies to facilitate the implementation of the 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act. The lawmakers made the request in a Thursday letter addressed to Shalanda Young, acting director of OMB.

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GSA, OMB Announce Updated Model for Technology Modernization Fund Disbursement; Katy Kale Quoted

Katy Kale

The General Services Administration (GSA) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) have announced the launch of a flexible model for funding federal information technology transformation initiatives using the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF). The TMF Board will prioritize agency proposals that focus on high-priority systems modernization, cybersecurity, public-facing digital services and cross-government services and infrastructure and will provide agencies flexibility in paying back awarded funds.

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OMB Federal CISO Chris DeRusha on Zero Trust, Government Efforts to Shift to New Model; Gregory Touhill Quoted

Chris DeRusha

Chris DeRusha, federal chief information security officer at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and a 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, said zero-trust is centered on user verification, device validation and network access limitation and agencies have been shifting to the new framework for identity and credential access management (ICAM)

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OMB Requires Agencies to Submit EIS Transition Progress Report by July; GSA’s Allen Hill Quoted

Allen Hill

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has directed federal agencies to submit by July 1st a report on how they are advancing their transition to the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) contract for telecommunications and network modernization services. The General Services Administration (GSA) gave agencies a March 31st deadline to shift 50 percent of all services from the Networx contract to EIS. 

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Senate Lawmakers Ask CISA, OMB to Submit Docs Amid Probe Into Recent Cyber Hacks

Hack the Army 3.0

Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio., ranking member of the Senate panel, have asked the federal government to provide information on its response to cyberattacks involving SolarWinds Orion and Microsoft Exchange. Portman and Peters asked DeRusha to provide information on the government’s current federal cybersecurity strategy

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