Agency News: White House


Obama signs 2012 defense bill into law

The 2012 National Defense Authorization Act receives presidential stamp of approval despite contested measures regarding controversial provision on indefinite detainment of terror suspects.

OPM CTO takes on USAJobs, retirement system

OPM CTO David Bowen has been tasked with upgrading the federal retirement system and ensured continued operations of USAJobs.gov.

Payroll tax cut campaign moves to Twitter, Facebook

A social media campaign designed to pressure GOP members to extend a payroll tax cut has taken off on social media sites.

Gordon optimistic GAO will remove interagency contracting from high-risk list

Gordon has met with GAO to talk about how OMB has addressed the issues that put interagency contracting onto the high-risk list in the first place.

Federal website survey paints a messy picture

Federal agencies are all over the map in terms of how many websites and Web domains they operate, according to a report from the White House's .gov Reform Task Force.

'Shared First:' Progress made, more work needed, Gordon says

The procurement community had its ways to share the workload, but few used them, says outgoing OFPP administrator Dan Gordon.

Government systems inadequate to show spending patterns, advisory board says

A federal advisory board makes recommendations for better integration of federal spending data collection and display systems.

Deal reached to avert shutdown with only hours to spare

A late-night deal avoided a partial government shutdown, the fifth such occasion this year.

Congress likely to partially restore eGov funding

The eGov fund has made a partial comeback, with House and Senate leaders increasing funding in the final version of the fiscal 2012 spending bill.

Contractor fired after criticizing USAJobs

An Oracle manager loses his job a few days after his comments appear in a newspaper.

Agencies miss self-imposed transparency deadlines

At the two-year anniversary of the Obama administration's Open Government Directive, agencies are lagging behind on meeting their transparency deadlines.

Acquisition official: 'Don't chill the dialogue' with industry

Contracting officers have cover from acquisition policies and rules to open the lines of communication.

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