Agency News: White House

Federal CIO VanRoekel unveils plan to boost government innovation

Obama’s chief information officer highlights how "Shared First" and "Future First" initiatives will help cut waste and make the most of IT investments.

Senator asks federal CIO to resolve USAJobs crisis

With the USAJobs website technical problems extending into a third week, Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts is calling on Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel to get involved.

OPM says capacity issues for USAJobs resolved

A senior official in charge of the USAJobs federal job search website said the agency is now addressing search problems, but users continue to complain about site performance.

USAJobs 3.0 sees sharp drop in job applications

The USAJobs 3.0 website is accepting thousands of applications two weeks into the launch, but the number of applications appears to have dropped in comparison to previous months.

USAJobs launches to boos and hisses

Users roundly criticized the launch of USAJobs 3.0 and raised questions about OPM's decision to insource the site.

Monster, Avue step in to aid agencies with jobs to fill

The USAJobs website's troubles may be easing, but meanwhile rivals are volunteering to help federal agencies with listings.

Did USAJobs fix make matters worse?

More than a week after its debut, a recent attempt to fix the USAJobs website may be contributing to problems, an industry critic suggested.

OPM slows access to USAJobs to lighten load

Lawyer offers advice for frustrated job seekers unable to apply for desired positions.

OPM says USAJobs fixed, but complaints continue

The tumult for the troubled USAJobs revamp does not seem to be over. Although the Office of Personnel Management gave it a thumbs up late Oct. 14, problems continued to frustrate users.

OPM blames high demand for USAJobs complaints

An unexpectedly high number of users flooded the new USAJobs website when it launched, causing the time outs and errors that many users experienced, OPM says. 3.0 still struggling, but may be improving

The user complaints about 3.0 continue, with dozens more stories posted to Facebook Oct. 13.

Executive order puts information sharing in the spotlight

President Obama is building on efforts to boost federal information sharing, but according to GAO, much work still remains.

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