Tag Archives: OMB

Michael Kratsios: Agencies Should Conduct Trade-Off Analysis as They Adopt AI

Michael Kratsios

Michael Kratsios, U.S. chief technology officer and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said government officials should analyze the trade-offs as they push the adoption of artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies. Kratsios said the guidelines would provide agencies clarity on how to look at the benefits of those technologies and assess them. 

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IRS Seeks Methods to Improve Procurement via Labor Data

IRS

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has launched a $7M solicitation to help the U.S. government improve deliveries of products and services. The solicitation calls for industry to propose ideas on how to gather, analyze, visualize and manage labor data relevant to procurement. The agency launched the solicitation through the Pilot IRS experimental contract vehicle.

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CISA Issues Directive on Cyber Vulnerability Disclosure; Bryan Ware Quoted

Bryan Ware

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is directing federal agencies and contractors to report cybersecurity vulnerabilities in systems and technologies to prevent potential exploitation by adversaries. CISA said that agencies must implement a Vulnerability Disclosure Policy (VDP) to ensure the resiliency of the U.S. government’s online services and simplify the public’s reporting of cyber vulnerabilities.

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OMB Opens Interim IT Supply Chain Risk Evaluation Rule for Public Comments

OMB

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) published in the Federal Register Tuesday an interim final rule outlining how the Federal Acquisition Security Council (FASC) will assess risk information and recommend the issuance of exclusion or removal orders for information technology products that pose supply chain security risks.

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OMB Releases Interim Rule to Address IT Supply Chain Security Risks

OMB

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has issued an interim final rule detailing how the Federal Acquisition Security Council will evaluate threat information and recommend issuance of orders to remove or exclude certain products from future procurements or information systems as part of efforts to protect the information and communications technology and services supply chain.

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Updated OMB Guidance Includes Expanded Definitions of Customers, Service Delivery; Stephanie Thum Quoted

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The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has made major changes to a section of its Circular A-11 guidance that deals with enhancing customer experience and service delivery. Under the updated Section 280 guidance, OMB broadened the definitions of a federal government customer. 

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OMB to Launch Data Science Training Program for Gov’t Employees in September; Denis Ortega Quoted

Data Science

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is set to hold a free online training program aimed at refining the data science skills of up to 60 government personnel starting in mid-September 2020. Program participants will undergo eight hours of training every week to be followed by a two-month capstone effort in February 2021.

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Senate OKs VA IT Reform Bill; Sen. Jon Tester Quoted

Sen. Jon Tester

The U.S. Senate has voted to pass a bill that aims to help the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) better manage information technology activities. The Department of Veterans Affairs IT Reform Act aims to boost the transparency and oversight across VA's IT projects, the office of Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont.

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