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Administration Releases Recommendations for Reorganizing and Improving Key Government Functions

This report outlines the Administration’s analysis and recommendations for structural realignment of the Executive Branch to better serve the mission, service, and stewardship needs of the American people. While some of the recommendations identified in this volume can be achieved via Executive administrative action, more significant changes will require legislative action as well.

FIE Webinar: OASIS SB Open Season On-Ramping Information Session

The OASIS Program Office will host an information session on Tuesday, July 10th from 1:00pm- 2:30pm to generate awareness and educate small businesses about the OASIS SB contract vehicle, and the criteria involved with becoming a suitable Industry Partner for the OASIS SB contract.

Agencies Seek Exceptional Federal Professionals for Exciting, Short-term Acquisition Challenges

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SEEKS EXCEPTIONAL PROFESSIONALS FOR EXCITING, SHORT-TERM ACQUISITION CHALLENGES – APPLY TODAY

Acquisition Open Opportunities is an innovative new approach for matching talented government workers with agency challenges in the acquisition arena.  It works like this:

  • An agency identifies a specific need where it could use some new ideas or help.  Projects should be short-term (many require only 4 to 8 hours of assistance) and are very focused.
  •  The agency places a description of the project (as well as the time required and the deadline) on the Acquisition Open Opportunities website https://openopps.usajobs.gov/.
  •  Interested individuals (must be a full-time government employee) submit an application via the web site.  (You must have your supervisor’s approval before submitting the application).
  •  If... more

White House issues Executive Order to Enhance Effectiveness of Agency CIOs

On May 15, 2018 President Trump issued an Executive Order to enhance the effectiveness of agency Chief Information Officers.

Top Management and Performance Challenges Facing Multiple Federal Agencies

Each year, federal Inspectors General (IGs) identify and report on the top management and performance challenges (TMPC) facing their individual agencies pursuant to the Reports Consolidation Act of 2000. In addition, the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) issues an Annual Report to the President and Congress that includes a list of the TMPCs faced by many agencies throughout the federal government, despite vast differences in size and mission, and which often remain unchanged from year to year. CIGIE is pleased to present this consolidated TMPC report, which for the first time provides information about, analyses of, and links to the 61 publicly available TMPC reports issued by the federal IGs in 2017. The challenges most frequently reported by the 61 IGs are:  Information Technology Security and Management  Performance Management and Accountability  Human Capital Management  Financial Management  Procurement Management  Facilities... more

OMB issues guidance on implementation of the President's Management Agenda

OMB has issued guidance (OMB M-18-15) on the conduct of strategic reviews to monitor implementation of the President's Management Agenda.

President's Management Agenda

The President's Management Agenda was released on March 20, 2018.The President’s Management Agenda lays out a long-term vision for modernizing the Federal Government in key areas that will improve the ability of agencies to deliver mission outcomes, provide excellent service, and effectively steward taxpayer dollars on behalf of the American people.

OMB Issues Guidance on Implementation of the MGT Act

The Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act is a key component of this Administration's continued efforts to improve Federal technology by providing financial resources and technical expertise to agencies. The MGT Act will allow agencies to invest in modern technology solutions to improve service delivery to the public, secure sensitive systems and data, and save taxpayer dollars. This memorandum sets forth Administration objectives and necessary actions agencies should take in order to implement the MGT Act.

GSA Category Management PMO Invites Industry Engagement

You are invited to participate in the second industry engagement event sponsored by the Program Management Office for Category Management Intelligence (CM PMO). This is an opportunity to find out more about the government’s category management Best-In-Class (BIC) designation and what it means for government acquisition. 

This event will provide business and industry professionals a meaningful, in-person opportunity to engage with Federal category managers and BIC subject-matter experts to discuss all aspects of a best-in-class designation. The program will provide interactive and collaborative discussion, opportunities to contribute actionable feedback and talk about best practices critical to the success of category management’s best-in-class process.

The CM PMO looks forward to working with businesses and industry for the continued success of government-wide category management. 

WHEN:   Tuesday, March 6, 2018

TIME:... more

FY 2019 President's Budget Released

The FY 2019 President's Budget has been released and is posted here. The Federal IT Dashboard is also displaying data from the most recent FY 2019 IT Budget submission that correlates with the President's Budget here. A fact sheet describing plans to modernize government is available here.

Preview of the President’s Management Agenda (PMA): The Budget previews the PMA, which the Administration will release in March to set forth a long-term vision for an effective Government that works on behalf of the American people. Please see the attached fact sheet—Modernizing Government for the 21st Century—for more information. Additional details can be found... more

Federal Financial Management Use Cases for Public Review

Treasury’s Office of Financial Innovation and Transformation (FIT) as the Financial Management Line of Business Managing Partner has identified 527 Standard Data Elements which reflect the data needed to meet the inputs, outputs, and processes defined in the Federal Financial Management System Requirements. The majority of these data elements were already defined in the Data Act Information Model Scheme (DAIMS) and the Fiscal Service Data Registry; however, FIT has identified and defined 27 other data elements not defined in either of these sources.

These standard data elements will complete our framework of the components of federal financial management.  Agencies will be able to use these data elements when evaluating their current financial management systems, proposing process improvements, or planning system acquisitions and transitions.

FIT is soliciting feedback on the inventory of Federal Financial Management Standard Data Elements and specifically the 27... more

GSA Acquisition Gateway Connects Government Buyers and Industry

The Acquisition Gateway, built by GSA, helps federal government buyers from all agencies act as one acquisition community. Their goal is to help make government acquisition great.

Today, federal acquisition professionals can use the Gateway to:

  • Find historical prices paid for products/services;
  • Seek advice from category experts;
  • Compare governmentwide contract vehicles and solutions (not just GSA’s!);
  • Search a Statement of Work library as reference for similar procurements;
  • View active and closed RFQs/RFPs from FY14 onward for reference on similar procurements; and
  • Connect with other federal government buyers via message boards.


If you are not already, we invite you now to become a... more