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Civilian agencies could face nearly $2B in spending cuts due to sequestration, OMB says

Federal civilian agencies will face billions of dollars in spending reductions if Congress doesn't rollback sequestration cuts for fiscal 2016, according to an Aug. 20 Office of Management and Budget report.

DJ Patil says US is progressing toward a data-driven government

Through recent progress on three data initiatives, the United States is making progress to become a truly "data-driven government," said U.S. Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil. In an Aug. 19 post to the blog Medium, Patil reflected on half a year on the job.

OMB director: 'sequestration was never intended to take effect'

In a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee, Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan outlined "serious concerns" about funding cuts outlined in the proposed appropriations bill.

Major tech industry group issues scores of cybersecurity recommendations to feds

The Information Technology Industry Council's public sector division established a task force, which developed the recommendations around four disciplines: security risk management, governance and accountability, finance and procurement, and people and organizations.

Feds months away from broader cybersecurity 'sprint' strategy following OPM breaches

Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott wrote in a blog post that a team of more than 100 experts from across the government and private sector are reviewing federal cybersecurity policies, procedures and practices.

GAO instructs agencies on how to review GPRAMA progress

The Government Accountability Office offered several ways in which agencies can ensure they're reviewing performance goals properly in a new report.

DATA Act progress continues, but not without snags

Although the Office of Management and Budget and the Treasury Department have taken important steps toward implementing requirements of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014, they have much more to do, the Comptroller General of the United States told Congress.

Budget cuts drove degraded service, thousands of lost jobs at IRS, finds GAO

The Internal Revenue Service lost about 6,300 employees in three departments alone and had to delay employee background reinvestigations for nearly 25,000 workers due to budget cuts, according to a July 24 Government Accountability Office report.

OPM memo: Fed agencies will have to pay fair share to notify 21.5M victims in breach, provide services

According to the memo, OPM seeks agency contributions for fiscal 2015, which ends in about two months, and for fiscal years 2016 and 2017 "given the limited resources available to OPM at this time to deal with a contract of this size."

OMB: Deficit as share of GDP showed sharpest decline since WWII

The Office of Management and Budget reported the sharpest decline in the federal deficit as a share of the gross domestic product since World War II as part of its mid-year review.