Submitted by TFryer on Wed, 01/24/2018 - 21:03
Twenty-five years ago, federal agencies typically did not have key executives leading mission support functions. These functions were largely seen as administrative transaction services. However, ineffective mission support operations can be quite costly. For example in 2010, there were $641 million in grievance settlements at the Postal Service because of poor management training and inadequate labor-management relations.
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 01/24/2018 - 13:43
MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES
Submitted by TFryer on Wed, 01/24/2018 - 12:39
In meeting varied missions, government executives confront significant challenges. Responding properly to them must be guided and informed by the harsh fiscal and budgetary realities of the day. It can no longer be simply a wishful platitude that government do more with less. Leaders need to change the way government does business to make smarter use of increasingly limited resources—leveraging technology and innovation to be more efficient, effective, anticipatory, adaptive, and evidence-based in delivering missions and securing the public trust.
Submitted by TFryer on Mon, 01/22/2018 - 19:08
Participants shared keen insights and perspectives about success factors, lessons learned, and areas where further thinking and research would benefit government.
Submitted by TFryer on Mon, 01/22/2018 - 19:04
In a post yesterday, I shared the first three themes that emerged from the discussion. Today's post addresses the next three themes: Budgeting and buying cloud services Building security in the cloud Developing skilled personnel Budgeting and buying cloud services. Government is still in the early stages of understanding how to budget for the cloud, and purchase cloud services under existing procurement rules and norms.
Submitted by rthomas on Mon, 01/22/2018 - 15:19
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Submitted by TFryer on Mon, 01/22/2018 - 12:59
U.S. CIO Tony Scott: OMB's draft FITARA guidance aims to advance IT reform. OMB released the much-anticipated guidance to reform how agencies buy and manage information technology for public comments. The comment period will remain open until May 30, but federal CIO Tony Scott, in an exclusive Federal News Radio interview, said OMB wants to move on the comments and refinements with a sense of urgency. DHS' Unity of Effort seeds the roots of change. The joint requirements council is one of the best examples of just how much the Homeland Security Department has changed over the last year.
Submitted by TFryer on Mon, 01/22/2018 - 11:47
OMB conducted a broad set of internal and external outreach meetings to draft the guidance, and is now taking comments on that draft. OMB strongly encourages substantive comments to be sent today to allow for careful consideration of early feedback. This process could be a model for OMB guidance in other areas. Congress passed the FITARA statute in December 2014, as Sections 831-837 of the National Defense Authorization Act.