Data

Census Officials Say They’re Ready, With or Without Citizenship Question

A year out, preparations are on track to allow responses online, by phone or on paper.

CIO Briefing

White House Issues New Guidance on Category Management

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

Policy

Transparency Groups Sue Health and Human Services Over Website Changes

Sunlight Foundation launches a new portal to centralize monitoring of Trump "censorship."

CIO Briefing

Trump Seeks ‘Historic’ Federal Spending Cuts to Boost Defense and Border Wall

Most agencies would see significant cuts; EPA, State and Transportation would be hardest hit.

CIO Briefing

HHS Trimmed Minority Outreach Pages From Obamacare Website

Nonprofit monitor suggests violation of mission; agency sees routine update.

Data

Agencies In the Dark About Performance of Their Grants, Survey Shows

Funding uncertainty, administrative burden on recipients continue as challenges.

CIO Briefing

Shutdown Thwarted Public Input on Agency Rules

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

CIO Briefing

FBI Should Tighten Monitoring of Employee Texting, Watchdog Says

Software recommendations come as follow-up to 2016 review of alleged political bias.

CIO Briefing

Pentagon Behind in Taking Action on Watchdog’s Recommendations

GAO tells lawmakers Defense’s 67 percent rate of acting on auditors’ advice trails the rest of government.

Data

Senators Seek Pentagon Reassurance on Department’s Financial Audit

The bipartisan group is worried that the expanded duties of Defense CFO David Norquist could delay reports to Congress.

CIO Briefing

Pentagon Lags on Policing Lowest Price, Technically Acceptable Contracts

Some contracting officers may not be applying the required criteria, GAO warns.

CIO Briefing

Fiscal 2019 Could Be 'High-Water Mark' of Defense Spending

Pentagon comptroller tells contractors group his staff is adjusting to a funding boost delivered on time.

CIO Briefing

House Passes Bill to Standardize, Centralize Grant Data

Without machine-readable reports, waste will continue, lawmaker says.