Agency News: White House


GAO, OPM:  IT skills gap remains a critical concern

First designated as high risk 11 years ago, human capital management is still on the front burner.

OFPP head encourages 'hard line' against unscrupulous contractors

Agencies are investing more in suspension and debarment programs and have taken action more often in recent years on questionable contractors, Joe Jordan says.

OFPP lets DOD deal with pricing complexities first

Officials have to make a judgment call on whether to take the lower price now and potentially pay more later on when problems arise from minimal quality work.

Planning for -- and surviving -- sequestration

With sequestration possible in just a few months, experts offer tips to help managers minimize the impact of budget cuts on employees and agency missions.

Obama releases sequestration report

The White House has outlined plans for implementing $1.2 trillion in budget reductions across the federal government.

Counting federal employees is no simple task

The federal workforce is on the hot seat as policymakers try to cut costs, but the simple question of how big the workforce is yields no definitive answer.

Administration amps up strategic sourcing push

Concerned that agencies are slow to adopt strategic sourcing approaches, administration officials are turning up the heat -- and hinting that a mandate may be coming.

Obama's sequestration report delayed

The administration says it needs more time to figure out the details on across-the-board budget cuts set to take effect in January, but the report itself expected to contain few surprises.

Executive order could institute controversial cybersecurity measures

A rumored order would allegedly implement parts of a bill that stalled in Congress this year.

Obama vs. Romney on cybersecurity

The Republicans and Democrats each target cybersecurity in their platforms, but much of what they're offering sounds very familiar.

Zients claims $4B savings through technology, management improvement

As agencies attempt to follow an executive order urging cost reductions, OMB chief says they've hit early successes with a variety of management and technology changes.

Technology concerns infuse Democratic platform

The Democratic party's platform stresses technology, as both challenge and solution.

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