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OPM, DHS, OMB officials back out of closed-door meeting with House committee

In a "last minute decision," representatives from OPM, DHS and OMB backed out of the classified briefing with the House Armed Services Committee that was scheduled for 10 a.m. yesterday morning, said the committee.

OMB memo looks to lessen EVMS certification burden

In a memorandum issued late last month by Office of Federal Procurement Policy Administrator Anne Rung, the Obama administration wants to make at least one certification process a bit easier for chief acquisition officers and senior procurement executives.

No winners and 3 failing grades in FITARA Implementation Scorecard

No agency received an "A" for its overall FITARA implementation grade and three agencies received an "F," according to the scorecard, which was issued by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and based on self-reported data.

New OMB cybersecurity plan plots quick deadlines for agencies

The Office of Management and Budget dropped several new cybersecurity mandates for federal agencies and departments as part of guidance issued late Friday.

OMB expected to 'substantially change' identity management performance metrics

"They are going to be looking at far more elements of how ICAM works," said Jim Sheire, director of identity management at the General Services Administration's office of governmentwide policy.

Rung: Inaugural IT acquisition cadre starts work this week

An information technology–focused cadre of acquisition professionals begins work this week, said Office of Federal Procurement Policy Administrator Anne Rung. The creation of the group was mandated by the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act, or FITARA.

GSA, OMB announce plans to create central shared services governing bodies

The General Services Administration and Office of Management and Budget announced last week their plan to implement a governmentwide shared services management and oversight operating model.

OMB proposes major update to policy for acquiring, managing and securing IT

After 15 years, the Office of Management and Budget issued a draft update to the major policy that governs how agencies plan, budget, acquire, manage personnel, secure, share and maintain information technology resources.

OMB funnels desktop, laptop purchases through GWACs with new mandate

The Office of Management and Budget will require federal civilian agencies and departments to purchase new desktops and laptops through one of three existing contract vehicles rather than through independently run solicitations.

OMB seeks CISO-like advisor

The Office of Management and Budget is squarely focused on cybersecurity, following the breach of 21.5 million individuals' records at the Office of Personnel Management this summer, and it appears that the office wants to boost its cybersecurity expertise even further.