Agency News: White House

Fed CIO discourages agency web credentials

Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel is urging department and agency CIOs to begin accepting third-party identity credentialing for federal websites. 3.0 reboot getting fail reviews from users

The launch of the 3.0 federal job search website brought dozens of user complaints, and a critic says the problems may go much deeper than mere programming bugs.

VanRoekel quickens pace on data center closures

Federal CIO changes the definition of data center, accelerates closure schedule.

3 top priorities for E-Government Fund

David McClure, associate administrator at GSA's Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, listed the administration's top priorities for support from the shrinking E-Government Fund.

OMB optimistic on effort to change contracting mentality

Agencies are ready to collaborate on multi-agency contracts, OMB leaders believe.

OFPP may struggle to get agencies under fewer roofs

OFPP guidance may push agencies to curb their own interagency contract proposals or possibly cause them to launch stand-alone contracts without economies of scale, some say.

OFPP trims fat from interagency contracting overlap

OFPP says agencies should stop, look and listen before going ahead with an interagency contract.

OMB head: Federal workers could face more sacrifices

Feds: Think you've suffered enough? Jacob Lew says you could be in for more pain.

Ineligible to telework? Join the club.

Most feds haven't been told they're eligible to telework OPM survey finds.

Outrage over $16 muffins marks heightened scrutiny, experts say

Federal agencies should brace for close auditing of all of their activities as part of the drive to cut government expenses, experts predict.

Status check: 25-point IT plan making a difference

Three federal agency IT leaders offer a snapshot of how the government's 25-point IT management plan is changing their operations.

OMB, GSA to reteach feds' printing behavior

Before agencies warm up their printers, officials also want them to understand the effects of printing.

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