The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the federal agency tasked with ensuring the safety of the nation's nuclear power plants, is doing a poor job of securing its own networks and data. That was one of the many findings of the latest Federal Information Security Management Act report to Congress by the Office of Management and Budget.
The White House is increasing investments to help communities improve their preparedeness and resilience to the effects of climate change in the proposed fiscal 2016 budget.
If Congress doesn't repeal sequestration budget cuts for fiscal 2016, the government won't have the resources to do its job effectively, says OMB. Governmentwide budget cuts will force agencies to reduce their discretionary spending by nearly $91 billion, collectively.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission does not have a good process in place that allows the public to seek corrections to agency information or to access previously submitted correction requests, according to a recent audit by the inspector general.
The Government Accountability Office has designated information technology acquisitions and operations management as one of two new high-risk areas to a list that the agency has maintained on federal operations since 1990.
Agencies can propose extra spending for travel and conferences that aren't in their current budget, says the Office of Management and Budget in newly released guidance.
Enterprise data inventories are comprehensive lists of a federal agency's information holdings that can provide a view of the data held internally across the government.
Last week, the Obama administration rolled out a best practices guide to help federal agencies and departments build more responsive and efficient public participation programs and measure their effectiveness.
In addition to a modest pay increase for federal employees, the president's fiscal 2016 budget request lays out additional plans that could help the government attract and retain talent, and improve employee morale.
Agencies won't have to deal with sequestration related budget cuts this fiscal year because discretionary appropriations have come in under the budget caps established in the bipartisan budget deal back in 2013, says a Jan. 20 Office of Management and Budget report and letter to Congress.