Agency News: White House


OMB: Agencies must crack down on contractors

Agencies have not used suspension and debarment authorities effectively, Lew says

Administration says improper payments have decreased

The government lowered its overall improper payment error rate to 4.7 percent, down from 5.42 percent in 2009.

The secret effort to fix USAJobs

Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel reveals his behind-the-scenes role in trying to save the foundering job-search site.

Senate clamps down on contractors in sensitive jobs

An appropriations bill would require contracts to leave contractors out of work closely tied to inherently governmental functions.

E-gov on the chopping block

The White House is appealing to Congress to restore funds for Data.gov, Challenge.gov, Federal IT Dashboard and other high-profile transparency initiatives.

White House launches Web 2.0 tools for veterans job search

The White House announced new online job search tools for veterans this week, with help from Google, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Can the White House keep up with We the People?

Participation in the White House's We the People online petition initiative is so robust that the government seems to be finding it challenging to keep up the pace.

Did OPM forget USAJobs was about jobs?

The USAJobs 3.0 launch might have gone more smoothly with better social media communications to ease users' concerns.

USAJobs goes splat instead of splashy

As the USAJobs debacle dragged into its fourth week, lawmakers and pundits began loudly proclaiming that the incident offered lessons for federal insourcing and IT policy.

John Monroe

Innovation vs. austerity: Who wins?

VanRoekel's innovation strategy might not be enough to counter the effects of the coming budget cuts. But then again, maybe it will.

Kempf: OFPP's legacy is collaboration

Gordon got agency officials to use existing contracts across government, while also sharing their resources, services and contracts.

OPM: USAJobs has turned a corner

The poorly performing USAJobs website is showing signs of recovery, according to OPM Director John Berry.

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