Federal spending on information technology would increase 1.7 percent to $95.7 billion in fiscal 2018 under President Donald Trump’s budget proposal — up from $94.1 billion this year.
White House memorandum OMB 17-22 challenges federal agencies to “create a lean, accountable, more efficient government” by scrutinizing processes, eliminating redundant programs and reducing the federal workforce. What’s more, it requires a plan for these initiatives in less than three months. In a recent post, we discussed agencies’ need to adopt enterprise content management (ECM)… Read more »
A new cyber executive order signed by President Donald Trump on Thursday makes clear that the heads of government agencies will be held accountable for managing security risks across their organizations.
OPM has yet to receive any agency requests since the administration detailed its plan for reforming the federal government in April. But the agency is taking steps to streamline and speed the approval process for VERA/VSIP authority.
If agencies can’t describe their investments in financial terms, it won’t resonate, said OMB Acting CIO Margie Graves. That’s why Graves is working closely with OMB’s Deputy Controller on White House efforts to shrink the size and cost of the federal government.
Federal agencies can confront federal reforms by strategically adopting new technologies. A single enterprise information platform for managing content, processes and cases can streamline workflows. That saves agencies time and money, without having to reduce staff. In fact, an effective enterprise content management (ECM) system can actually increase your worker’s efficiency.
Rather than bracing for impact, career feds are trying to get out in front of White House mandates to ensure that changes are implemented strategically.
The recent OMB memo ended the hiring freeze and asked agencies to develop strategic workforce reform plans. Learn how this memo will impact the federal IT workforce, and how they can drive change in agencies.
In an April 12 memo marking the end of the hiring freeze, the White House laid out a “comprehensive plan for reforming the federal government and reducing the civilian workforce.” Here’s what federal employees need to know.
Trump has issued 19 executive orders, and more are expected in the coming weeks. That’s led a lot of people to wonder exactly what an executive order is, why we have them, and what weight they carry. Here’s a quick answer to each of your top five questions about executive orders.