Agency News: White House


OPM slows access to USAJobs to lighten load

Lawyer offers advice for frustrated job seekers unable to apply for desired positions.

OPM says USAJobs fixed, but complaints continue

The tumult for the troubled USAJobs revamp does not seem to be over. Although the Office of Personnel Management gave it a thumbs up late Oct. 14, problems continued to frustrate users.

OPM blames high demand for USAJobs complaints

An unexpectedly high number of users flooded the new USAJobs website when it launched, causing the time outs and errors that many users experienced, OPM says.

USAJobs.gov 3.0 still struggling, but may be improving

The user complaints about USAJobs.gov 3.0 continue, with dozens more stories posted to Facebook Oct. 13.

Executive order puts information sharing in the spotlight

President Obama is building on efforts to boost federal information sharing, but according to GAO, much work still remains.

Fed CIO discourages agency web credentials

Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel is urging department and agency CIOs to begin accepting third-party identity credentialing for federal websites.

USAJobs.gov 3.0 reboot getting fail reviews from users

The launch of the USAJobs.gov 3.0 federal job search website brought dozens of user complaints, and a critic says the problems may go much deeper than mere programming bugs.

VanRoekel quickens pace on data center closures

Federal CIO changes the definition of data center, accelerates closure schedule.

3 top priorities for E-Government Fund

David McClure, associate administrator at GSA's Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, listed the administration's top priorities for support from the shrinking E-Government Fund.

OMB optimistic on effort to change contracting mentality

Agencies are ready to collaborate on multi-agency contracts, OMB leaders believe.

OFPP may struggle to get agencies under fewer roofs

OFPP guidance may push agencies to curb their own interagency contract proposals or possibly cause them to launch stand-alone contracts without economies of scale, some say.

OFPP trims fat from interagency contracting overlap

OFPP says agencies should stop, look and listen before going ahead with an interagency contract.