Agency News: White House


Short tenures at OFPP hurt acquisition initiatives, experts say

Dan Gordon, soon to leave the agency, set the bar high for the next appointee

USAJobs drops offline due to hardware problems

The USAJobs website went offline, experiencing hardware difficulties, on Nov. 1

GSA begins major telework push

GSA signs new telework policy that aims to promote teamwork and guide federal supervisors in managing a mobile workforce.

USAJobs on brink of becoming a political issue

The disastrous USAJobs relaunch is starting to raise the eyebrows of lawmakers and other stakeholders.

GAO: OMB's definition of IT investments is too broad

The Office of Management and Budget should be more detailed in its guidance to federal agencies in identifying IT investments to avoid understated numbers, according to a watchdog report.

Federal CIO VanRoekel unveils plan to boost government innovation

Obama’s chief information officer highlights how "Shared First" and "Future First" initiatives will help cut waste and make the most of IT investments.

Senator asks federal CIO to resolve USAJobs crisis

With the USAJobs website technical problems extending into a third week, Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts is calling on Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel to get involved.

OPM says capacity issues for USAJobs resolved

A senior official in charge of the USAJobs federal job search website said the agency is now addressing search problems, but users continue to complain about site performance.

USAJobs 3.0 sees sharp drop in job applications

The USAJobs 3.0 website is accepting thousands of applications two weeks into the launch, but the number of applications appears to have dropped in comparison to previous months.

USAJobs launches to boos and hisses

Users roundly criticized the launch of USAJobs 3.0 and raised questions about OPM's decision to insource the site.

Monster, Avue step in to aid agencies with jobs to fill

The USAJobs website's troubles may be easing, but meanwhile rivals are volunteering to help federal agencies with listings.

Did USAJobs fix make matters worse?

More than a week after its debut, a recent attempt to fix the USAJobs website may be contributing to problems, an industry critic suggested.