Agency News: White House


President Obama's campaign now on Pinterest

Pinterest is a relative newcomer for agencies considering social media, but the president's campaign is taking advantage of it.

Zients: Why streamlining government makes sense

Senior official at OMB lays out why reorganization authority is "common sense and good management."

GAO: Electronic waste guidance needs teeth

GSA guidelines don't carry the force of mandates, and GAO believes that the rules for electronic waste disposal needs the backing of an agency with enforcement powers.

OMB: Consolidation power 'crucial' to leaner government

OMB official argues for the importance of giving the president the authority to merge and reorganize agencies.

OMB tries to lessen the cumulative burden of regulations

Memo encourages agencies to try to see the rules they're imposing in the larger context, not in isolation.

FISMA continues to challenge

Ten years after it first passed, FISMA continues to frustrate agencies trying to comply with its requirements.

John Berry: Federal managers 'the last piece of the puzzle' in telework

OPM director stresses managers' role in making telework work.

Charting the impact of OMB's temporary 2010 financial systems halt

The 2010 halt to 30 financial management projects affected agencies in various ways, detailed in a new report.

Site allows tracking of influential White House visitors, ethics data

The new White House transparency website Ethics.gov aims to be a tool for accountability by allowing search of several databases at once.

Government eyes flexible retention to prevent brain drain

Flexible retention is "absolutely the future," according to one workplace expert.

Rep. Gerry Connolly's agenda

As it turns out, federal employees do have someone in their corner. Rep. Gerry Connolly intends to fight to keep IT management and workforce issues from being compromised by hasty, ill-conceived policies and legislation.

OPM's IT again under fire

An oversight committee wants answers on why the communications effort for a fellows program was marred with errors.