OMB: How to get to green

One of the big education tasks Angela Styles, administrator of the Office of Management and Budget's Office of Federal Procurement Policy, faces in the coming months will be to make sure everyone understands the new criteria against which agencies will be graded on the President's Management Agenda score card.

The governmentwide percentage goals of 15 percent and 50 percent of positions competed to receive a yellow or green score, respectively, have been eliminated. The new criteria are:


* Agency has developed an OMB-approved "yellow" competition plan.

* Agency has conducted at least one standard competition or publicly announced standard competitions for more positions than the agency identified in its plan.

* In the past two quarters, the agency has completed 75 percent of the streamlined competitions (for 65 positions or fewer) within the 90-day time frame.

* In the past two quarters, the agency has canceled less than 20 percent of all publicly announced competitions.


* Agency has an OMB-approved "green" competition plan.

* Agency has followed the schedule outlined in its plan for publicly announcing competitions.

* Since January 2001, the agency has completed at least 10 competitions of any size.

* In the past year, the agency has completed 90 percent of all standard competitions within the 12-month time frame.

* In the past year, the agency has completed 95 percent of all streamlined competitions within the 90-day time frame.

* In the past year, the agency has canceled fewer than 10 percent of all publicly announced competitions.

* OMB has approved all of the agency's justifications for the positions listed as not open to competition.

The Fed 100

Read the profiles of all this year's winners.


  • Then-presidential candidate Donald Trump at a 2016 campaign event. Image: Shutterstock

    'Buy American' order puts procurement in the spotlight

    Some IT contractors are worried that the "buy American" executive order from President Trump could squeeze key innovators out of the market.

  • OMB chief Mick Mulvaney, shown here in as a member of Congress in 2013. (Photo credit Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

    White House taps old policies for new government makeover

    New guidance from OMB advises agencies to use shared services, GWACs and federal schedules for acquisition, and to leverage IT wherever possible in restructuring plans.

  • Shutterstock image (by Everett Historical): aerial of the Pentagon.

    What DOD's next CIO will have to deal with

    It could be months before the Defense Department has a new CIO, and he or she will face a host of organizational and operational challenges from Day One

  • USAF Gen. John Hyten

    General: Cyber Command needs new platform before NSA split

    U.S. Cyber Command should be elevated to a full combatant command as soon as possible, the head of Strategic Command told Congress, but it cannot be separated from the NSA until it has its own cyber platform.

  • Image from Shutterstock.

    DLA goes virtual

    The Defense Logistics Agency is in the midst of an ambitious campaign to eliminate its IT infrastructure and transition to using exclusively shared, hosted and virtual services.

  • Fed 100 logo

    The 2017 Federal 100

    The women and men who make up this year's Fed 100 are proof positive of what one person can make possibile in federal IT. Read on to learn more about each and every winner's accomplishments.

Reader comments

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

More from 1105 Public Sector Media Group