The General Services Administration (GSA) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) are having problems with Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) fee collection and project cost estimations, according to a Dec. 12 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report. […]

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) saw a spike in authorizations from 2017 to 2019, but the program is still not used in all cloud acquisitions and agencies have gaps in implementing controls, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released December 12.






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Federal agencies and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) need to continue notching progress  on IT acquisitions, operations, and cybersecurity necessary to meeting FITARA (Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act) requirements, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) said.






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Cybersecurity cyber

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released draft guidance for Federal agencies on vulnerability disclosure that would require clear vulnerability disclosure policies and create a Federal-wide strategy for implementation.






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Cybersecurity cyber

The Office of Management and Budget released its updated guidance for complying with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 (FISMA), setting the timeline for Federal agencies to assess their cybersecurity posture.






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Federal money spending government

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) announced the award of $12 million total from the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) for two new projects at the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).






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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is working to share more of its custom-developed software by amending its acquisition regulations to inventory and catalog its custom code, according to an upcoming Federal Register post.






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Customer experience CX-min

The first High Impact Service Provider (HISP) Action Plans on customer experience (CX) have been released by Performance.gov to highlight public-facing services in accordance with 2018 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-11 Section 280 guidance and the President’s Management Agenda.






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With the new-found ability to focus on just one major Federal executive post instead of two, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Deputy Director Margaret Weichert said today she is turning her full-time focus to advancing several aspects of the President’s Management Agenda published by the Trump administration last year.






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The Senate voted today 54-38 to approve the nomination of Dale Cabaniss as Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for a four-year term.






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The General Services Administration (GSA) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) announced today their three grand prize winners of the Government Effectiveness Advanced Research (GEAR) Center challenge, with each of the winners receiving an award of $300,000.






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Modernization

On August 22, President Trump signed into law the Creating Advanced Streamlined Electronic Services for Constituents Act (CASES Act) which will modernize the inquiry process for constituents by creating electronic forms to improve access and efficiency to Federal services and agencies.






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The Federal government saw a 12 percent reduction in cybersecurity incidents in fiscal year 2018, and no “major” cybersecurity incidents for the year, according to the Office of Management and Budget’s annual report on the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA).






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Cyber Security Brainstorm

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) needs to do more to help Federal agencies with FISMA (Federal Information Security Modernization Act) compliance, according to a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report.






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