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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.

OMB calls for agencies to cut fiscal 2017 budget requests by 5%

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. 

HUD needs to improve reporting process of major tech projects to the federal IT Dashboard

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 issues draft FITARA guidance that significantly broadens power, role of federal CIOs

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.

OMB releases more IT Dashboard metrics

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.

OPM strengthened agreements with contractors following last year's cyber breaches, CIO says

The agency has strengthened its contractual clauses and is also making sure all agency contracts have the appropriate clauses in them – that is "clauses that require segregation of data."

OMB: New rule would create worker training program 'scorecards' for public workers

Last week, the Departments of Labor and Education published draft rules that the Office of Management and Budget says will for the first time require data to be available to public workers on different training programs, says an April 21 OMB blog post.

Fed agencies reduce planned PortfolioStat savings as GAO questions past IT reform savings

Through the Office of Management and Budget initiative launched three years ago that requires agencies to review their IT investments annually and cut duplication, agencies were supposed to save $5.8 billion between fiscal 2013 and 2015. However, they reduced that amount to $2 billion, a 68 percent cut.