Agency News: White House


White House summer jobs program offers technology training

Federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra announced tech-related commitments to the White House's summer jobs program for young Americans.

Zients to become acting OMB director

Zients takes over at OMB for Jacob Lew, who was chosen as the president's chief of staff.

Obama pushes agency consolidation plan for savings

Plan to merge six agencies would eliminate jobs, save costs

With OMB and OFPP heads gone, can the administration agenda advance?

Two top leaders of OMB and OFPP are stepping down within a month of each other. What's the impact?

CIO.gov outage fixed with 'hardware maintenance'

The website that hosts federal IT strategy suffered an outage.

Plain language in federal regulation comes closer

Federal regulations are notoriously hard to understand, but this week a government agency took yet another step in simplifying complex language.

Obama, Panetta outline strategy for more than $450B in defense cuts

A comprehensive, strategic review reveals plans to shift Pentagon focus from ground wars to rebuilding, deterrence while preserving innovation and partnership with industry.

Hire those federal interns

Lawmakers seek to improve federal intern conversion.

Obama campaign joins hipster photo site Instagram

In a single day, the Barack Obama campaign picked up more than 18,000 followers on the Instagram photo-sharing online service.

New rule corrects contracting misunderstandings

New rules address time-and-materials contracts, require publication of contractors' work histories and attack abuses of interagency contracts.

Retiring executives could come back as mentors

The Office of Personnel Management is seeking a contractor to help match employees with mentors.

Dot-gov Web sprawl a challenge to untangle

Reform efforts have reduced the number of government websites, but the trickiest challenges lie ahead.