Agency News: White House

'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.

Contractor fired after criticizing USAJobs

An Oracle manager loses his job a few days after his comments appear in a newspaper.

Agencies miss self-imposed transparency deadlines

At the two-year anniversary of the Obama administration's Open Government Directive, agencies are lagging behind on meeting their transparency deadlines.

Acquisition official: 'Don't chill the dialogue' with industry

Contracting officers have cover from acquisition policies and rules to open the lines of communication.

SBA's Joe Jordan heads to OMB as special assistant

Top official's departure spins off new procurement role at OMB.

GAO challenges administration on contract savings

The Office of Management and Budget's estimated savings on contracting may be overstated, GAO says.

OFPP, SBA team up on procurement data

The two agencies are aligning reporting efforts in order to provide more accurate data.

OMB orders cut in management services contracts

OMB has a goal of reducing spending on management support service contracts by 15 percent by the end of fiscal 2012.

Digital diplomacy: Facebook users build good will for Obama Indonesia visit

The U.S. embassy in Jakarta has applied digital diplomacy with a popular Facebook page attracting fans in Indonesia.

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