Submitted by TFryer on Mon, 01/22/2018 - 18:31
This memo indirectly adds some urgency to the relatively new “agency annual strategic reviews” which are currently underway in agencies across the government. The 2010 amendments to the Government Performance and Results Act created a series of cycles for four-year strategic plans, annual plans, the designation of two-year agency priority goals and four year cross-agency priority goals. The law also requires the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to annually assess agencies’ progress.
Submitted by TFryer on Mon, 01/22/2018 - 12:54
Rewiring the Pentagon: Carter's new cyber strategy. After two months on the job studying the Defense Department's cybersecurity and defense IT needs, Secretary Ashton Carter will on April 23 unveil a new DOD cyber strategy that emphasizes developing the personnel and technologies necessary to stay abreast of an ever-evolving threat. Government’s Mobile Sites, Apps Rated More Highly Than Many Companies’. More and more, Americans are turning to their smartphones to check their bank balance, look up a restaurant listing -- or even access a government service.
Submitted by TFryer on Mon, 01/22/2018 - 11:44
OMB Deputy Director Beth Cobert discusses importance of #SES #leadership to government performance @ombpress.
Submitted by TFryer on Mon, 01/22/2018 - 11:17
DATA Act Implementation Status. FedScoop sums up interviews with Treasury and OMB staff regarding the progress and upcoming deadlines for the implementation of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act. Federal Computer Week shares the enthusiasm of participants at a recent conference on the implementation of the DATA Act. Evolution of Federal Chief Operating Officers. Federal News Radio says a new report on the evolving role of agency chief operating officers, by the Partnership for Public Service, examines their challenges and priorities.
Submitted by TFryer on Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:03
A cross-agency initiative to Benchmark and Improve Mission-Support Operations has been underway since early 2013 when it was announced by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Today, the preliminary results of the effort are being used to inform discussions between agencies and OMB in their first-ever “FedStat” meetings on how well are agencies managing their administrative functions and ultimately delivering on strategic objectives.
Submitted by sfreidus on Fri, 01/05/2018 - 14:07
If President Obama meets with Governor Romney to discuss ways to reform the operations of the federal government, here are some resources they have to draw upon. A number of think tanks have busily been preparing a series of white papers to spark the imaginations of those developing a reform agenda. These are not to be confused with agendas for new policies (such as climate change or immigration reform) or budget decisions, such as the pending fiscal debates.
Submitted by sfreidus on Thu, 01/04/2018 - 17:31
- to move to a new model of managing activities from a cross-program view, leveraging resources to more effectively serve a citizen or business.
Submitted by sfreidus on Thu, 01/04/2018 - 16:32
Twenty years ago, federal agencies typically did not have senior executives leading key mission support functions such as finance, technology, acquisition, or workforce. Over those two decades, Congress created a series of “chief” positions, reflecting trends in the private sector – chief financial officers, chief information technology officers, chief acquisition officers, and chief human capital officers. They recently added performance improvement officers but without the “chief” title.
Submitted by sfreidus on Thu, 01/04/2018 - 10:20
Submitted by sfreidus on Thu, 01/04/2018 - 10:10
requests for fiscal year 2014, which is called OMB Circular A-11.