Agency News: White House

Contract considerations to include treatment of other companies

The Obama administration wants procurement officials to consider how companies treat their business partners as a factor in making contract decisions.

Obama presses Congress on cybersecurity bill

President Obama took to the Wall Street Journal to urge the Senate to pass a cybersecurity bill.

GAO: Agencies need standard guide for measuring consolidation

The government risks overspending and missed deadlines without a clear measuring stick for data center consolidations, audit finds.

OMB crowdsources regulatory reform

Do you have better ideas than the Obama administration on how to streamline regulations? Now is the time to speak up.

Congress demands White House transparency on sequestration

As sequestration draws near, a newly passed House bill and a companion piece under Senate consideration order the Obama administration to provide details on how it plans to implement the $1.2T in forced spending cuts.

Werfel: New laws could set back transparency efforts

Laws that enhance transparency are good, but only to the point that they don't interfere with efforts already underway, argues OMB's Danny Werfel.

Digital center opens, part of Obama's digital strategy

The Obama administration has launched a center intended to help foster a more mobile-friendly, customer-centric government, with a new leader at the helm.

Joe Jordan

How to make acquisition part of the solution

New OFPP Administrator Joe Jordan talks about making the most of the government's buying power and how to provide cutting-edge solutions for agencies while still maintaining oversight.

Agencies told to ensure subcontractors get prompt payments

OMB is asking agencies to report on their progress at speeding up payments.

Prompt payments may become contract selection factor

The Obama administration uses federal contracts to get money to small subcontractors faster.

White House asks for money-saving tips

NASA lending libraries? A digital Federal Register? The Obama administration is asking for more ideas to save a little money for the government.

Obama's accountability board lays out streamlining strategy

The board aims to keep track of the government's money by linking systems together.

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