President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., poses challenges for IT acquisition in the next administration.

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Agencies can use data to pinpoint areas of the hiring and career process where diversity falls short, according to Shaun Donovan, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget.






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With agencies facing imminent deadlines under the 2012 Managing Government Records Directive, which aims to facilitate the transfer and storage of Federal electronic records, executives at Veritas Technologies are aiming to provide “turnkey” solutions to electronic record management.






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The White House Office of Management and Budget announced the creation of a privacy office and a dedicated senior career position for privacy within the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the OMB.






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The White House Office of Management and Budget collected initial data from agencies to gauge the impact of the Generation Indigenous Initiative. The initiative seeks to improve educational outcomes for native students, increase access to quality teacher housing, increase Internet access, support the Indian Child Welfare Act, reduce teen suicide, and grow tribal control of criminal justice.






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The White House released the Federal Source Code Policy to help with access to custom software code created for or by the Federal government. The policy allows source code to be made for sharing and re-use across all agencies, since several agencies have already begun using custom-made source code without restrictions, according to the policy.






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he White House released the Data Center Optimization Initiative, which requires agencies to consolidate inefficient infrastructure, update existing facilities, boost security, save money, and transition to cloud services or inter-agency shared services.






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The Treasury Department and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) need to increase their oversight of agencies implementing the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act), according to a recent GAO report.






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The Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act) has far-reaching government benefits as well as hurdles that must be addressed to ensure its success, according to authors of the research paper “The Data Act: Vision and Value.”






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The 18 government agencies with high-impact systems constantly fend off cyberattacks from “nations,” which are groups of hackers sponsored by nation-states. According to a U.S. Government Accountability Office security report, these attacks pose the most serious threat to the security of these systems.






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In his keynote speech at the 2016 Cloud Computing Brainstorm, U.S. Chief Information Officer Tony Scott recalls his time working with the legendary Steve Jobs during Disney’s acquisition of Pixar Animation Studios, outlines his plan for modernizing the government’s aging IT infrastructure, and offers the possibility of staying in the CIO role longer.






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