Federal CIOs and industry execs gathered on the Hill Thursday evening to celebrate the passage of the Modernizing Government Technology–MGT–Act and map the path ahead. Judging by the standing-room-only crowd, seems government, industry, and the Hill are betting big on the legacy IT euthanasia program to break Federal IT’s failing status quo.
The White House on May 23 released an updated version of its proposed budget for fiscal year 2018, which gives a slightly more detailed look at the president’s budget priorities, including defense, border security measures, law enforcement, veterans services, school choice, and a nationwide parental leave plan.[…]
Reps. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., Will Hurd, R-Texas, and Gerry Connolly, D-Va., sent a letter to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney on Tuesday requesting that OMB provide the Oversight and Government Reform Committee with an update on any cybersecurity guidance for Federal contractors.[…]
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday that authorized the reorganization of the executive branch of the Federal government. Within 180 days the heads of each agency are required to submit proposals for how their agencies should be restructured.[…]
The White House Office of Management and Budget should drive structural reforms to make big data more accessible, according to Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., nominee for President Donald Trump’s director of OMB.
Rep. Will Hurd, the chairman of the House Information Technology Subcommittee and a former private sector expert in cybersecurity, sat down with MeriTalk at CES Government to discuss his IT outlook for government in 2017 and some of his legislative objectives.[…]
There are wide discrepancies in satisfaction among Federal employees at various agencies, and Congress wants to know why. “We don’t have a culture of performance recognition in government,” Max Stier, president and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service, told the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Hearing.[…]