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GAO: USAspending.gov Improved Data Quality

The Government Accountability Office found that USAspending.gov, a website service that tracks the federal government's expenses, has improved in data quality since a 2017 audit. The service has improved in ensuring the quality of spending data gathered from federal agencies under the Digital Accountability and Transparency or DATA Act, GAO said Friday.

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Treasury Dept Releases Strategy for Streamlining Cloud Acquisition

The Treasury Department has created an “acquisition roadmap” in an effort to standardize and streamline enterprise-wide procurement and deployment of cloud services. A FedBizOpps notice posted Sunday states that the roadmap builds on the department's cloud strategy and seeks to mitigate duplicative contract actions that result from the procurement of proprietary cloud services from varying providers.

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Five Agencies Show Progress in Eighth FITARA Scorecard

The eighth iteration of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act scorecard shows that five agencies saw improvement in their letter grades. The agencies showing progress in their letter grades are the departments of Defense, Agriculture, Justice and Treasury and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Eleven federal agencies maintained their scores, while five agencies showed a drop in their letter grades.

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GAO: Reported Spending Authority, Permanent Appropriations Rose 88% From FY 1994-2015

The Government Accountability Office has found that federal agencies reported $3.2T in total spending authority and permanent appropriations for fiscal year 2015, reflecting an 88 percent rise from FY 1994. GAO said in a report published Tuesday that such inflation-adjusted growth was primarily driven by the use of permanent appropriations authority, which supports federal entitlement initiatives such as Medicare and the Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance program. 
 

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White House Amends OMB’s Circular A-11 to Boost Gov’t Customer Experience

The Office of Management and Budget introduced on June 29 a new part of its Circular A-11 that instructs government agencies to craft customer experience frameworks and guides on how to manage customer experience improvement efforts, NextGov reported Monday. The guidance covers the departments of Veterans Affairs, Agriculture, Commerce, Treasury and State. Official …

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Report: Camilo Sandoval Appointed VA Acting CIO

The Department of Veterans Affairs has appointed Camilo Sandoval, former Trump campaign director of data operations, to serve as VA’s chief information officer on an acting basis, Politico reported Wednesday. A VA spokesperson told Politico that Sandoval has been senior adviser to the department’s undersecretary for health since May of …

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Steven Mnuchin Confirmed, Sworn In as Treasury Secretary

Steven Mnuchin, a 17-year veteran of investment bank Goldman Sachs, has been sworn in as head of the Treasury Department after the Senate confirmed him Monday through a 53-47 vote, Reuters reported Monday. David Lawder writes Mnuchin will oversee tax reform, financial de-regulation and economic diplomacy efforts as the Treasury secretary. He will manage a tax reform …

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Navy’s $125B Columbia-Class Submarine Program Gets Milestone B Approval From Pentagon

Defense Department acquisition chief Frank Kendall has granted Milestone B approval to the U.S. Navy’s potential $125 billion Columbia-class nuclear missile submarine program, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday. Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. writes the Milestone B decision will pave the way for the Navy to use the $773 million in funds that Congress …

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