Agency News: White House

New rule corrects contracting misunderstandings

New rules address time-and-materials contracts, require publication of contractors' work histories and attack abuses of interagency contracts.

Retiring executives could come back as mentors

The Office of Personnel Management is seeking a contractor to help match employees with mentors.

Dot-gov Web sprawl a challenge to untangle

Reform efforts have reduced the number of government websites, but the trickiest challenges lie ahead.

Obama signs 2012 defense bill into law

The 2012 National Defense Authorization Act receives presidential stamp of approval despite contested measures regarding controversial provision on indefinite detainment of terror suspects.

OPM CTO takes on USAJobs, retirement system

OPM CTO David Bowen has been tasked with upgrading the federal retirement system and ensured continued operations of

Payroll tax cut campaign moves to Twitter, Facebook

A social media campaign designed to pressure GOP members to extend a payroll tax cut has taken off on social media sites.

Gordon optimistic GAO will remove interagency contracting from high-risk list

Gordon has met with GAO to talk about how OMB has addressed the issues that put interagency contracting onto the high-risk list in the first place.

Federal website survey paints a messy picture

Federal agencies are all over the map in terms of how many websites and Web domains they operate, according to a report from the White House's .gov Reform Task Force.

'Shared First:' Progress made, more work needed, Gordon says

The procurement community had its ways to share the workload, but few used them, says outgoing OFPP administrator Dan Gordon.

Government systems inadequate to show spending patterns, advisory board says

A federal advisory board makes recommendations for better integration of federal spending data collection and display systems.

Deal reached to avert shutdown with only hours to spare

A late-night deal avoided a partial government shutdown, the fifth such occasion this year.

Congress likely to partially restore eGov funding

The eGov fund has made a partial comeback, with House and Senate leaders increasing funding in the final version of the fiscal 2012 spending bill.

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