Agency News: White House


Joe Jordan confirmed as OFPP administrator

After just five months of vacancy, OFPP has a new leader.

Tight budgets should not stall innovation, VanRoekel says

The public sector may have unique challenges but it could learn a thing or two from the industry.

Can the government outsource solutions to its problems?

Technology is enabling a new kind of collaboration, and now the government is looking to institutionalize the approach to solve serious problems.

Gwynne Kostin to lead new innovation center in digital strategy

Gwynne Kostin will take on a key role in the new innovation center created under Federal CIO Steve VanRoekel's digital strategy.

OMB's digital strategy emphasizes mobility

Also in the strategy: A moratorium on .gov domains and a call for innovators for 'game-changing projects.'

White House reinforces mobile initiative

Obama directs agencies to implement a new intiative to help citizens more easily access government information and services on their mobile devices.

What cyber czar's departure means for White House cyber priorities

Howard Schmidt played a key role in developing some of the White House's cybersecurity initiatives. What will become of them when he steps down?

White House cyber czar Howard Schmidt plans retirement

The Obama administration's senior cyber official announces he's retiring to spend more time with family.

OFPP hopeful Jordan gets Senate committee nod

Despite some points of controversy, OFPP nominee has cleared a hurdle on the path to confirmation.

New OPM programs smooth the passage to federal careers

An initiative under Obama's hiring reform makes it easier for students to pursue a government career.

Expert: New travel, conference limits may threaten transparency

Unintended side effects of efforts to rein in careless spending could affect other administration priorities.

VanRoekel: Agency culture to blame for resistance to tech adoption

Government leaders need to realize technology is their friend, a strategic asset, says the federal CIO.

The Fed 100

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Federal 100 Awards.

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