GSA, DOE and EPA are tasked with launching a pilot energy data exchange program at federal facilities within 120 days.
Open letter urges Congress and the president to ensure U.S. surveillance efforts are "restricted by law, proportionate to the risks, transparent and subject to independent oversight."
GAO recommends issuing governmentwide guidance aimed at helping agencies maximize competition and savings when using reverse auctions.
The plan is a grab bag of existing transparency initiatives and a preview of policies due out next year.
The Defense Department wants contractors to offer up ideas on combatting espionage, sabotage, treason and terrorism.
Hill sources say the House Veterans' Affairs Committee has received only a single response to its multitude of inquiries.
The Mobile Work Exchange wants to exceed 2013's record number of 112,000 federal employee participants.
An industry spokesman argues that an official preference for federal shared service providers will hurt the agencies hoping to consolidate.
The approach can help reduce risk and improve oversight at a time when agencies are being asked to do more with less.
OFPP announced a new cap of $952,308, but experts say further changes are possible.
Alexander's planned retirement offers a chance to reorganize, but the changes required are anything but simple.
The Pentagon's acquisition system remains largely unchanged, but the new guidance is designed to improve the critical early phases of the acquisition cycle.