On the heels of a Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration report on excessive spending at a 2010 Internal Revenue Service conference, the Office of Management and Budget released guidance May 28 to help agency conference planners balance cost and mission needs.
The House Rules Committee approved two fiscal 2014 appropriations bills for debate on the House floor during a June 3 hearing, shortly after a warning from President Obama that he would veto both bills because Congress has yet to approve an budget framework with the Senate.
The Internal Revenue Service does not have sufficient data for identifying who claims a tax expenditure and how they claimed it for almost half of all tax expenditure examined in a recently released Government Accountability Office report (.pdf) from April 30.
President Obama this week will propose legislation that would reduce payments for executive compensation tied to cost reimbursment contracts, Federal Procurement Policy Administrator Joe Jordan said in a May 30 blog post.
FierceGovernmentIT asked OMB in April under FOIA for documents associated with PortfolioStat as part of our ongoing effort to shed light on federal oversight efforts, given that OMB likes to broadcast the fact of programs such as PortfolioStat or TechStat but is generally loath to talk about them in any depth in public – leaving us, we feel, little alternative but to resort to FOIAing the self-proclaimed most transparent administration in history.
Agencies' 2015 budget requests should be 5 percent less than what President Obama outlined for the fiscal 2014 budget proposal, a May 29 memo (.pdf) from Office of Management and Budget Director Sylvia Burwell said. Agencies should also reduce discretionary funding totals 10 percent below what Obama set for 2015 in his fiscal 2014 budget plan, Burwell said.
Cloud first, a cornerstone of the Office of Management and Budget's 25-point plan to reform federal information technology, continues to be a priority for OMB and will be addressed in agency PortfolioStat sessions this summer, said Scott Renda, cloud computing portfolio manager at OMB.
Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel hosted a press call May 23 to discuss 1 year of deliverables under the Office of Management and Budget's Digital Government Strategy.
Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel will serve as the Office of Management and Budget's deputy director for management.
FierceGovernmentIT compiled an at-a-glance scorecard to assess progress under the plan showing what's complete and to what degree things changed since the plan rolled out last May.