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Exclusive: What OMB’s New Shared Services Policy Will Mean for Modernization

A new class of shared services providers will manage a “marketplace” of offerings, meaning big changes for employees and modernization plans.

Federal Cyber Reskilling Academy Announces Second Class

The second class will be open to all feds, not just those who do not work in IT.

Watchdog: OMB and GSA Need a Better Plan For Shared Payroll Services

GAO says planners lack roadmap to monitor agency roles in switch to new software.

DHS Cyber Chief is Ready to Update Federal Tech Hiring

The department is preparing to roll out a new personnel system that will let officials “hire people based on their skill sets, not what’s on a piece of paper,” said Chris Krebs.

OMB is Dropping the Ball on DATA Act Management, Watchdog Says

The office lacks a formal process for revising data standards, and it doesn’t clearly tell agencies when changes are made, the Government Accountability Office found.

White House Issues New Guidance on Category Management

Obama-era move toward pooled agency purchasing is updated to reduce duplication.

Automation Will Be a Requirement of a Shrinking Workforce, Not Its Cause, Officials Say

While the budget focuses on reducing headcount, officials said that isn’t the goal of pushing more automation.

Background Investigations Tech Team Reassigned from DISA to Defense Security Service

By mid-summer, the National Background Investigations Service technical team will be under a new office as part of major shifts in the security clearance process.

Federal CIO: Agencies Already Tracking Future Cyber Reskilling Graduates

Agencies are already interested in hiring the future graduates, according to Suzette Kent.

Federal Cyber Reskilling Academy Draws 1,500 Applicants

A lot of federal employees with non-technical backgrounds appear interested in making the shift to cyber defense analysts.

The Security Clearance Process Is About to Get Its Biggest Overhaul in 50 Years

Intelligence and human capital officials are about to make the rounds to show off Trusted Workforce 2.0, a framework to completely change how the government makes security clearance determinations.

Shutdown Thwarted Public Input on Agency Rules

Lawmakers, citing public health and environmental impact, want OMB to extend the rulemaking comment period.