Tech Industry Group Weighs in on Federal Zero Trust Strategy

A draft version of the strategy was released in early September.

White House Makes Major Updates to Customer Experience Guidance

Equity, a Biden administration priority, has been included in the government’s expanded definition of customer experience.

Biden Administration Releases Draft Zero-Trust Guidance

The documents form a roadmap for agencies to deploy the cybersecurity architectures by the end of fiscal 2024.

OPM Issues Guidance on Weather Leave in Age of Telework, Disasters

As the remnants of Hurricane Ida created disruptions throughout the eastern United States, the Office of Personnel Management highlighted how workplace flexibilities can mesh with the federal government’s current maximum telework posture.

OMB Names New U.S. Digital Service Chief

Mina Hsiang is the third administrator of USDS since it launched in 2014.

OMB Provides Tiered Instructions on Logging Requirements in Executive Order

A memo for agencies assigns criticality levels to monitoring activities along various categories and sets deadlines for compliance. 

Report: Agencies Failing to Comply With IDEA Act

Federal agencies are not going digital as quickly as they should be, according to a report.

TMF Board Still Accepting Governmentwide Cyber Proposals

Agencies have submitted more projects since a huge infusion of cash and a relaxing of the payback model.  

NIST Outlines Security Measures for Software Use and Testing Under Executive Order

Eyes now turn to the Office of Management and Budget to issue requirements for federal agencies and contractors based on NIST’s work.

White House Tells Watchdog It Won’t Comply With Some Priority Suggestions to Improve Government

OMB has 153 open recommendations from GAO and a lower completion rate than the rest of government.

White House Plans ‘Multi-Year Strategy’ To Boost Federal Workforce

Hiring and pay raises are priorities, and key lawmakers say the 2022 increase is on track.

Advocacy Group Asks Biden Administration to Consider 7 Reforms for Governmentwide Contracts

A group of federal contractors want to see the governmentwide acquisition contract, or GWAC, program process improved for innovative and non-traditional vendors.

White House Outlines ‘Made in America’ Executive Order Implementation

Agencies must designate a senior official to spearhead efforts to support domestic manufacturing.

Bipartisan Bill Would Elevate Federal Customer Experience

The legislation would also create a chief customer experience officer for the federal government.

Agencies Must Finalize Return-to-Office Plans by July 19

The Safer Federal Workforce Task Force outlined what the plans must include.

Biden Expected to Unveil Full Budget Proposal Next Week, Without a Permanent OMB Director 

A veteran Capitol Hill staffer has been serving as the acting head of the Office of Management and Budget.