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Donovan: Drastic budget cuts in IRS funding bill would set spending back to 1991 levels

The dramatic budget cuts laid out in the House Appropriations Committee's spending bill for the Internal Revenue Service would hinder the agency's ability to do its job, says a June 16 letter from Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan to the committee.

Top federal acquistion policy official highlights progress to streamline, improve IT spending

Anne Rung, administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, outlined several initiatives underway now that would help agency IT contracting and acquisition officers better use shared services, become more innovative and strengthen relationships with vendors.

Senators introduce legislation aimed at fixing program management at agencies

Senators Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) introduced the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act, which would use private sector practices to create new program management standards.

OMB launching Yelp-like button to rate citizen-government interactions

Federal agencies are taking several steps to improve their customer service, including setting up an online Yelp-style review process for the government, according to a recent post on the General Services Administration's DigitalGov blog.

OMB says feds working in 13 cities will see pay increases in 2016

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.

GAO: Savings hard to find with fed agencies not maintaining mobile device, service inventories

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.

Cobert: OMB goals go beyond Obama's last term

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.

Questions remain following DATA Act implementation guidance

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.

New report to congressional caucus paints broad picture of cloud computing progress, obstacles

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."

Agencies get more DATA Act guidelines

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.