Anyone anticipating a formal follow-up to the Digital Government Strategy should stop doing so, senior federal information technology officials told a March 7 conference audience.
Two Office of Management and Budget officials spoke March 4 about the Obama administration's management agenda in the coming fiscal year as detailed in the fiscal 2015 budget proposal.
The Obama administration in its fiscal 2015 request proposes erasing the e-gov fund as a stand-alone pot of money and requests $20 million for a fund controlled by the federal chief information officer.
The Defense Department isn't always accurate in its contribution to a federal website purporting to catalog major information technology programs, their current status and risk rating, acknowledged a senior Pentagon official.
A bill reforming federal management of information technology has another shot at becoming law following the House's Feb. 25 passage by voice vote of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act. The bill (H.R. 1232) the House approved Tuesday afternoon is different in some key respects from an earlier version the House attached as an amendment to a national defense authorization bill.
Before businesses can clear their goods for import or export, they have to submit documents, often on paper, to an assortment of federal agencies. The ITDS would let them submit all the required data electronically and all in one place. The system would then distribute the data to the agencies that need it.
Agency and department websites could one day soon leverage the same log-on information citizens use for online banking for government services, following a Feb. 7 GSA update to the Trust Framework Solution. Although it's often referred to as "guidance," the TFS (.pdf) isn't a mere suggestion, said Anil John, program manager for the trust framework solution.
Although the National Institute of Standards and Technology backed down from including a dedicated privacy appendix in the newly released critical infrastructure cybersecurity framework, it hasn't given up on the prospect of including privacy controls in future iterations of the framework. In the final version of the framework released Feb. 12 – final only in the sense that it's version 1.0 of what NIST says will be a "living document" – NIST removed an appendix containing privacy controls included in earlier drafts.
A bill that would require the White House's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs to post agency regulatory activity online for six months prior to the rule taking effect passed a House committee Feb. 11.
Several years into the social media revolution, federal agencies find themselves also discovering social media analytics, panelists during a Feb. 11 event said.