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The White House said today it has lined up 20 service providers that will offer high-speed broadband service within the price points set forth in the government’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), and also went live with a Federal website that people can use to find the services.

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Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., called on the Biden Administration to immediately nominate the next Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) after the resignation of President Biden’s top science adviser and former OSTP director Dr. Eric Lander.

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The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has appointed Karin Orvis as the nation’s next chief statistician to oversee the administration’s many data-led policy goals. With her appointment, she permanently fills the role for the first time since 2019.

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The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is forging ahead with executing President Biden’s Federal customer experience improvement executive order issued last December by framing the planned service improvements around five distinct major life events where citizens may rely more heavily on the government for help.

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The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has named Drew Myklegard acting Deputy Federal CIO while it continues to seek a permanent hire for the vacant Deputy Federal CIO position.

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In response to President Biden’s first executive order in office that aims to advance racial equity and support for underserved communities, the White House on April 14 released summaries of the equity plans agencies have put forth to meet the EO’s requirements.

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As the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) effort to transform the President’s Management Agenda from a list of goals into actionable policy steps gathers steam, OMB is fleshing out its list of Federal agency officials who are taking on leadership rules not only for the three major PMA pushes but for numerous strategic goals within each of them.

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The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has formally accounted in the proposed Fiscal Year 2023 Federal budget for risks posed by climate change, and warned of potentially devastating impacts on U.S. gross domestic product along with flood risks to thousands of Federal facilities by the end of this century.

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The United States government piled on new financial and trade sanctions against Russian banks and leaders today – just the latest of numerous sanctions levied as part of the U.S. response to the invasion that began in late February – but the provision of Internet and phone services continues to remain off the sanctions list.

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House Government Operations Subcommittee Chairman Gerry Connolly, D-Va., said today he is preparing legislation that aims to reduce the Federal government’s ballooning improper payments rate – which amounted to at least $281 billion in fiscal year 2021 and was greatly exacerbated by fraud in connection with COVID-19 relief programs including unemployment insurance (UI) administered by states whose IT systems were overwhelmed by demand.

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The late-day warning on Monday from President Biden and White House national security officials that the Russian government is exploring options for potential cyberattacks against U.S. critical infrastructure targets appeared to turn many heads in the Federal cybersecurity community that is by now long-used to receiving and generating cybersecurity advisories.

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Senior officials from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Government Accountability Office (GAO) told senators on March 17 that there’s still plenty of need for continuing oversight of Federal government pandemic-related spending, and offered suggestions on how to accomplish that task. 

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Shalanda Young on March 15 became the first Black woman to lead the White House budget office after the Senate confirmed her as Director of the Office of Management and Budget by a 61-36 vote. 

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President Biden today issued an executive order that takes a broad swing at addressing risks and benefits of digital assets – including cryptocurrencies – and their underlying technologies and encourages Federal regulators to provide oversight of those assets to guard against systemic financial risks that they might impose.

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