The Government Accountability Office has designated information technology acquisitions and operations management as one of two new high-risk areas to a list that the agency has maintained on federal operations since 1990.
Agencies can propose extra spending for travel and conferences that aren't in their current budget, says the Office of Management and Budget in newly released guidance.
Enterprise data inventories are comprehensive lists of a federal agency's information holdings that can provide a view of the data held internally across the government.
Last week, the Obama administration rolled out a best practices guide to help federal agencies and departments build more responsive and efficient public participation programs and measure their effectiveness.
In addition to a modest pay increase for federal employees, the president's fiscal 2016 budget request lays out additional plans that could help the government attract and retain talent, and improve employee morale.
Agencies won't have to deal with sequestration related budget cuts this fiscal year because discretionary appropriations have come in under the budget caps established in the bipartisan budget deal back in 2013, says a Jan. 20 Office of Management and Budget report and letter to Congress.
Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan came out against a House resolution that would change the way Congress calculates he expected cost of legislation.
The federal grants process is changing. The Council on Financial Assistance Reform issued an interim rule that would implement guidance that effects how the federal government hands out $600 billion in grants every year.
In reviewing and analyzing information from six randomly selected federal agencies, as well as interviewing many others, GAO found a few agencies' websites haven't incorporated responsive design and that could make it harder for users to find content.
Agencies are meeting governmentwide performance goals that President Obama set nearly a year ago, said the Office of Management and Budget in a Dec. 18 OMB blog post. In his fiscal 2015 budget request earlier this year, Obama established 15 new Cross-Agency Priority goals meant to improve agency performance governmentwide.