Agency News: White House


USAJobs.gov user satisfaction hasn't recovered from last year's nosedive

After the debut of the new iteration of USAJobs fizzled, user satisifaction dropped and has still not recovered.

OFPP nominee could be in for a long wait

Obama's nominee for OFPP administration gets a hearing, but experts say getting the actual confirmation vote is too tough to call.

Agencies to pay more toward contractor exec salaries

Obama administration fails in its effort to reduce contractor executive compensation in contracts.

House panel approves phased retirement bill

The proposal would allow a blend of work and retirement in an effort to keep retirement-eligible feds in the workforce.

FedRAMP comes fraught with challenges

Agency CIOs acknowledge cloud fears, but look to FedRAMP to alleviate some of the concerns. However, FedRAMP poses some difficulties of its own.

OMB ups the ante on improper payments

Agencies are asked to plan ahead to implement "Do Not Pay" tool into existing operations.

White House cyber czar launching war on botnets

A new White House-led working group will develop policies and strategies to fight botnets.

White House discloses administrative costs for innovation contests

A progress report on innovation challenges released by the White House indicates that some federal agencies are paying for contractor assistance in administering the challenges.

New OMB tool attacks waste and inefficiency together

PortfolioStat takes a multi-pronged approach to improving government in line with the Obama administration's IT strategy.

Schmidt takes charge of cybersecurity priorities

White House cybersecurity coordinator Howard Schmidt is leading a charge to support federal adoption of cybersecurity priorities.

United States and India launch open government platform on Web

Following through on an agreement, the U.S. and India have jointly released open source code to help governments release data to the public.

Agencies get a boost from agile development

Government and industry execs discuss successful acquisition strategies in wake of shrinking budgets.

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