Locality pay for federal workers in 13 cities across the country will increase based on labor market conditions, Office of Management and Budget Deputy Director Beth Cobert told members of the American Federation of Government Employees in a meeting last week.
According to the Office of Management and Budget's most recent estimate – done in 2012 – the federal government spends approximately $1.2 billion yearly on about 1.5 million mobile devices and related wireless services.
Governmentwide initiatives launched by the Office of Management and Budget during the Obama administration are meant to extend well past 2016, said OMB Deputy Director Beth Cobert.
Despite new guidance on how agencies can meet the requirements prescribed by the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014, or DATA Act, many questions remain.
While the report said that most agencies are "fence sitters," there are those who are unwilling or hesitant to move to the cloud because these "box huggers...fear loss of control and getting blamed for failure."
On the first anniversary of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014, the next phase of its implementation begins. The Office of Management and Budget and the Treasury Department have issued 57 governmentwide standards for posting to USAspending.gov.
Federal agencies will need to trim their fiscal 2017 budget requests by 5 percent compared to their fiscal 2016 proposals, says a May 1 Office of Management and Budget memo.
Project managers didn't consistently follow processes when reporting information to the IT Dashboard website, an Obama administration initiative that allows the public to view details and track the progress of major IT programs across the government.
OMB laid out its plan for implementation of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act, which gives CIOs a greater role in IT program governance, personnel processes and improves the transparency into IT investments.
For the first time since the Office of Management and Budget released the IT Dashboard in 2009, it is providing IT performance metrics used in internal discussions with agencies, according to a report.