Biden Admin Touts ‘Significant Progress’ in Made in America Office's First Year

The office’s purpose is to coordinate federal efforts and maximize the use of domestic goods by taxpayer-funded federal agencies when appropriate.

Better Collaboration Needed Between 18F, USDS To Reduce Overlap, GAO Says

A GAO audit suggests the two offices need to improve communication of IT guidance to reduce overlap and contradiction for federal agencies.

TMF Continues To Struggle With Covering Costs, Recouping Investments

The Government Accountability Office is encouraging project evaluation.

OMB Guidance Heralds Automation of FISMA Reporting

The new Federal Information Security Modernization Act guidance also prioritizes security testing and doubles down on CISA’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program.

Critical Update: Federal CIO Explains the Tech Side of President’s Management Agenda

Clare Martorana joined the podcast to talk about improving customer experience and the underlying technology that makes good services better.

The State of the Federal Tech Workforce

Agencies have struggled to hire IT and cyber professionals but some are finding alternative ways to fill the talent gap.

National Cyber Director Explains Appointment of Federal CISO to His Office

The move comes amid confusion about the roles and responsibilities of various federal cybersecurity leaders.

Vacancies Act Deadline Looms for Many of Biden’s Acting Officials, But the OMB Director Is an Exception

A statutory provision allows the deputy director of the management and budget office to serve as the agency’s acting leader indefinitely. 

Emerging Trends in Customer Experience

Nextgov highlights the latest in digital service delivery in the federal government.

OMB Issues 11 Action Items for 2021 Data Strategy With 2 Months Left in the Year

The 2021 Action Plan focuses on finalizing and building on action items from the original 2020 Action Plan.

Critical Update: The Federal CISO Is Prioritizing Flexibility for Agencies

In a new age of cyberattacks, Chris DeRusha says agencies must have more room to implement practices that enable constant vigilance.

White House Reveals Nation’s First Gender Equity Strategy, Aiming to Close the Pay Gap and Increase Abortion Access

The Biden administration’s Gender Policy Council has released a strategy that requires each agency to figure out how to implement measures to reach key goals and makes long-awaited reforms to data collection.

OMB Gives Agencies Three Months to Help CISA Monitor Networked Devices

The memo adds heft to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s longstanding push for more visibility into federal networks.

Federal CISO Considers Including Technology Modernization in Cybersecurity Metrics

Chris De Rusha is also thinking about how to use the Technology Modernization Fund to create a new shared services program for zero-trust implementation.

OMB's Made in America Website Showcases What Agencies Aren’t Buying Here

The site showcases all waivers reviewed by the Made in America Office, allowing U.S. businesses to identify opportunities that might otherwise go to foreign competitors.

White House Announces 7 TMF Awards with Big Focus on Zero Trust

Half of the awards announced publicly went to zero trust cybersecurity projects, with no funding going directly to pandemic response tech. One project remains classified.

Tech Industry Group Weighs in on Federal Zero Trust Strategy

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