Agency News: White House


Digital strategy launches great mobility build-out

The government's new digital strategy has ambitious plans for managing the rollout of mobile technology -- some say too ambitious.

Anne Armstrong

The new rules of engagement

Social media has dramatically shifted the accepted views of what defines a journalist and what rules govern the exchanges between journalists and sources.

Dan Chenok

OMB's effort to dispel bad information takes a new step

Agencies that adopt the OMB policy will foster greater collaboration with industry by linking program officials with private-sector experts to solve problems, writes columnist Dan Chenok.

8 ways to align acquisition to IT's pace

OMB offered checklist of recommendations for agencies to align their acquisition practices to modular contracting for IT.

DATA Act slammed for lacking transparency

Citizens should have insight into the legislative process, which the House-passed bill doesn't offer, according to an OMB official.

OMB promotes agile IT development in new guidance

Incremental approach to IT project management is intended to save money and move IT projects ahead faster.

Innovation contests spread through government

Cristin Dorgelo, hired away from the X Prize Foundation, is pleased to see innovation competitions bringing results to government.

Think small business when buying small things

Administration puts more emphasis on increasing contracts with small businesses.

OFPP freshens up time-tested cost-savings technique

Officials propose several revisions to the value engineering model, an approach to saving money when resources are tight that dates from WWII.

Mark Forman

Mark Forman: E-gov's staunch champion

Mark Forman led President George W. Bush's e-government and e-business initiatives to create a more productive, citizen-centric government.

VanRoekel: IT reform 'a shock to the system'

Less than two years in the making, the plan to transform federal IT management has seen some significant milestones.

Josh Koskinen

John Koskinen: Y2K revisited

John Koskinen helped the U.S. brace for Y2K -- and in doing so changed federal IT.

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