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The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) sent its proposal to reorganize the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) – and move most of its functions under the General Services Administration (GSA) – to Congress on Thursday, May 17.

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  1. General Services Administration GSA OPM, GSA Team up for Center of Excellence

    The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the General Services Administration (GSA) announced an interagency agreement to build up GSA’s Technology Transformation Services’ (TTS) Centers of Excellence (CoE) initiative that will help stabilize OPM’s legacy IT systems and ease modernization efforts.

  2. Senate hearing Congressional-min Senate Committee Advances OPM Director Nominee

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee voted to advance Dale Cabaniss’ nomination to lead the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) on a voice vote Wednesday, despite some opposition from Democrats.

  1. Sen. Johnson Stumps for More IT Certification Programs

    Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., argued in favor of the U.S. placing more emphasis on preparing the workforce for IT fields through certification programs, in remarks at the Department of Labor’s Federal IT Day on Thursday, May 16.

  2. broadband 5g -min DHS S&T, CISA Industry Day Presents Mobile Network Infrastructure Solicitation

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) presented a recently released research and development funding project to secure mobile network infrastructure at an Industry Day event Thursday, May 16.

  3. US Federal CIO Suzette Kent OMB MeriTalk CCXB CIO Kent Calls on Agencies to Share Fruits of Tech Work

    Federal CIO Suzette Kent, after surveying dozens of new and developing tech applications at the Department of Labor’s (DoL) Tech Day event in Washington, called on Federal agencies to share the fruits of those efforts across the government.

  4. Legislators, Industry Weigh in on Trump’s Telecom EO

    President Donald Trump declared a “national emergency” when he signed an executive order (EO) on May 15 that would grant Federal authority to prohibit the adoption of foreign adversaries’ telecom suppliers. Though the order was signed only a day ago, both legislators and trade groups have already weighed in and the EO has received mostly positive reviews.

  1. Commerce Announces Ban on Huawei for Tech Exports

    The Department of Commerce announced that it will add Huawei to the Bureau of Industry and Security’s Entity List, preventing American companies from selling technology to Huawei without approval from the American government.

  2. OPM Cites FITARA Scores in Rationale for Reorganization

    Michael Rigas, deputy director at the Office of Personnel and Management (OPM), cited the agency’s low score on the most recent FITARA (Federal IT and Acquisition Reform Act) scores to justify its proposal to move the agency’s functions under the General Services Administration (GSA).

  3. Technology Advancements Impacting DoL Both Inside and out

    During the Federal IT Day event at the U.S. Department of Labor, reimaging what it takes to develop a workforce focused on IT and reskilling the current workforce were heavily emphasized in topics of discussion.

  4. Cultural Hurdle Among “Heavy Lifts” in TBM Transition, State Dept. Official Says

    One of the biggest hurdles to Federal agency adoption of Technology Business Management (TBM) practices may be the degree of cultural change necessary to get everyone – including IT, finance, and top leadership – on board for the effort, said Ken Rogers, deputy CIO at the State Department, on Wednesday, May 15, at the Apptio Federal TBM Summit.

  5. GSA Launches New Cloud Information Center

    The General Services Administration (GSA) announced today that it has launched the Cloud Information Center (CIC), which will serve as a central repository for cloud resources.

  6. White House EO Creates Fed Authority To Ban Foreign Communications Gear

    President Donald Trump declared a “national emergency” when he signed an executive order (EO) today that would grant Federal authority to prohibit the adoption of foreign adversaries’ telecom suppliers.

  7. ISACA Report Highlights Key Continuous Cloud Oversight Practices

    The Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) released a white paper this month that reinforces its suggested practices to bolster cloud security, privacy, and compliance.

  8. Hints on Federal Data Strategy Reveal Some Likely Action Items

    Noting that the Federal Data Strategy is not yet complete and will be released soon, Lucas Hitt, chief of the communications division at the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, offered a preview of some of the potential action steps in the strategy’s Year 1 Action Plan.

  9. Senate Commerce Committee Approves Three Tech Bills

    The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation approved three pieces of legislation via voice vote during today’s executive session.

  10. San Francisco Bars Police, Agencies From Using Facial Recognition Tech

    The City of San Francisco became the first city in the United States to ban law enforcement, as well as other city agencies, from using facial recognition technologies when its Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved the Stop Secret Surveillance Ordinance.