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GEAR Center’s First Projects Focus on Government’s Perennial Workforce Issues 

The research center’s first challenge winners aim to fill government openings with alternative talent and beef up the workforce’s data skills.  

Education Department Details Plans to Honor Nation’s Top Cyber Educators

But the agency needs a special clearance from OMB to meet all relevant deadlines.

Cyber Reskilling Grads Gained Valuable Skills But Not New Jobs Yet

Two graduates from the first class of the new Cyber Reskilling Academy said the program changed the way they see technology and their current jobs but won’t be changing their job titles anytime soon.

OMB, GSA Will Review All Agency IT Spend Reporting Tools Before Purchase

Agencies will have to use GSA schedules to acquire their Technology Business Management tools.

White House Sees Path for Less Interference in Implementing Its Government Reorganization

Administration officials are pleased with progress so far, though most efforts are not yet implemented.

OMB: How Can We Enhance Federal Data to Boost AI Research?

Artificial intelligence runs best on strong datasets and the White House wants the public to weigh in to improve both.

Clock Starts on Naming Leaders, Beginning Work on Evidence Act

Agencies now have official guidance on how to meet the first phase of requirements under the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act.

Experts Say Federal Data Strategy Needs Leaders and Funding to Succeed

Stakeholders are pleased the government is poised to take action on the federal data strategy but had some management advice for the Office of Management and Budget.

Modernization Fund Program Isn’t Recouping Overhead Costs Fast Enough

The Technology Modernization Fund is incurring millions more in overhead costs than it is recouping in administrative fees.

OMB Adds Customer Experience, Data Policy Updates to Annual Budget Guidance

The Office of Management and Budget released an update to Circular A-11, outlining how agencies should be thinking about their fiscal 2021 budget requests.

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Lawmakers: OMB ‘Skirting the Intent of the Law’ With New Data Center Policy

The administration’s shift in focus to optimization, rather than closures, is not what lawmakers envisioned when they passed FITARA.

OMB Updates Data Center Optimization Initiative

The new policy bans agencies from budgeting resources toward new or expanded agency-owned data centers without permission from the Office of Management and Budget.

House Oversight Votes to Secure Connected Devices in Government

The committee approved legislation that would enforce basic security standards for the numerous internet-connected devices used at federal agencies.

OMB’s New ID Policy Will Help Consumers Protect Their Identities Online

America should modernize our existing paper-based identification systems around a privacy-protecting, consumer-centric digital model.

OMB Chief: Contractors Need More Time to Cut Ties With Huawei, ZTE

Without the extension, there could be “a dramatic reduction” in the contractors that can legally do business with the government, according to acting OMB Director Russel Vought.

16 Things OMB Wants Agencies to Accomplish in the Data Strategy's First Year

Agencies and other stakeholders have until July 5 to comment on the draft action plan, which includes hard deliverables for all of government.

Commerce Asks for Feedback On Unreleased Data Strategy Action Plan

An agency leading development of the Federal Data Strategy wants input on the draft action plan, though it won’t be released until later this week, at the earliest.