Agency News: White House


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.

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.

6 steps for agencies to aid small businesses

OFPP's new leader gives agency officials six steps to increase contracts for businesses through multiple-award contracts.

Air Force cancels annual IT conference amid cost concerns

The Air Force's annual IT conference has been shelved for 2012 as event spending comes under tough government scrutiny.

OFPP attempts to put acquisition on pace with technological change

Administration takes another stab at reshaping procurement to keep up with rapidly changing technology.

Technology aids regulation reform

Some agencies find technological tools to help meet presidential demand for reduced regulations.

New White House cyber czar brings intell chops

Michael Daniel, Howard Schmidt's successor at the White House, brings new skills to bear.

Dan Chenok to take reins at IBM think tank

Jonathan Breul is retiring as executive director of the research organization.

OMB to update old cybersecurity guidelines

Three former OMB officials are working on effort to revise circular.

GAO urges involving more partners in cross-cutting initiatives

Setting good goals is only part of the solution where programs that span multiple agencies are concerned, GAO says.

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