Agency News: White House


Is a paperless government by 2019 too much to ask?

To accomplish the goals laid out in the Obama administration's recent records management directive will take money, IT and employee training -- three things the government is short on these days.

Federal officials push for greater info protection

A proposed rule would obligate contractors to provide protective measures for information provided by or generated for the government.

'Rockstar' innovators descend on Washington

The newly minted Presidential Innovation Fellows will take a half-year to work on projects benefiting all citizens.

Digital government push fuels BYOD adoption

Agencies considering a policy for employees to bring their own devices now have a toolkit as aid.

Obama proposes to extend federal pay freeze until April 2013

The president's plan would grant feds a modest pay raise -- but only under one condition, which might be hard to meet.

OMB demands agencies trim IT for 2014

New guidance requires agencies to propose IT cuts, reinvestments.

Obama delays financial disclosure deadline

Congress and the president adjust some deadlines in the STOCK Act, but opponents still object to public disclosure.

Performance management challenge: It's the (fiscal) environment, stupid.

Do agencies have too much to deal with already to do justice to OMB's latest performance management revisions?

Citizens provide guidance for Commerce's digital government efforts

Officials at the Commerce Department asked the public for ideas on what to focus on in implementing the federal digital strategy, and the replies are coming in.

OMB unveils detailed plans for performance management changes

Performance.gov figures prominently in OMB's push for federal agencies to overhaul the ways in which they manage and report performance goals.

USAJobs clears security hurdle

The federal job site gets the green light on cybersecurity.

Obama signs Sequestration Transparency Act

A new measure requires the Obama administration to provide to Congress detailed plans for the forced budget cuts that sequestration will bring.