Tag Archives: President’s Management Agenda

OFPP Chief Michael Wooten on Frictionless Acquisition

Michael Wooten

Michael Wooten, administrator of the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Office of Federal Procurement Policy, said his office is working to achieve frictionless acquisition in an effort to reduce complexity and address the challenges facing agencies and contractors when it comes to the procurement of goods and services.

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New Federal Data Strategy Playbook Seeks to Help Agencies Improve Employees’ Data Skills


The U.S. federal government has released a playbook to serve as a guide for agencies to assess and improve the data skills of their employees as part of the Federal Data Strategy. The playbook seeks to help agencies execute Action 4 of the 2020 action plan, which calls for agencies to identify opportunities to enhance their personnel’s data skills.

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Michael Rigas Named OMB Acting Deputy Director for Management


Michael Rigas, the newly named acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, will assume additional responsibilities as interim deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget, Federal News Network reported Wednesday. He will succeed Margaret Weichert, who is set to join Accenture’s commercial practice.

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OPM Issues Federal Guidance for Adding ‘Data Scientist’ Job Title

The Office of Personnel Management issued a memorandum allowing federal agencies to add “data scientist” job titles to a number of positions to establish the role of chief data officers and their support personnel and support the President’s Management Agenda and the Foundation for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018, Nextgov reported Tuesday.

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