Policy-makers on the move

The primary author of the policy that governs how federal agencies use information

technology is moving to a new job — one in which he will have to comply

with the policies he created.

Peter Weiss, who is the chief author of Circular A-130, said he is leaving

the Office of Management and Budget for a job in strategic planning and

policy at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National

Weather Service. He will join NOAA March 13.

Weiss leaves OMB as a senior policy analyst in the Office of Information

and Regulatory affairs.

In his new job, Weiss said he will work on international as well as

domestic information and data policy matters. An emerging international

issue on his agenda is what to do about foreign nations that refuse to share

government-collected data. A number of European countries not only do not

follow the U.S. model of open access to government data but are moving toward

selling data, he said. Weiss said he will also work on domestic issues such

as agency strategic planning, annual budgets and compliance with the Government

Performance and Results Act.

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