OMB, Treasury Vet Gary Glickman Heads to Accenture’s State & Local Gov’t Arm

Gary Glickman
Gary Glickman Gary Glickman, formerly an official at the U.S. Treasury and Office of Management and Budget, has joined Accenture (NYSE: ACN) in a strategy consulting role and will work with the firm’s state and local government customers. Accenture said Tuesday that Glickman spent the 30 years prior to the Treasury and OMB in other advisory roles to work with public sector and businesses in...

OMB Director Sylvia Burwell Nominated to Lead HHS, Oversee Obamacare Implementation as Kathleen Sebelius Ends Term

Sylvia Burwell President Barack Obama has selected Sylvia Burwell, current director of the Office of Management and Budget, as his choice to be the next secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, after the White House announced Kathleen Sebelius would be leaving that post. Burwell, a veteran of the Bill Clinton administration who jumped to the public sector after working at McKinsey,...

Deltek Analyzes DoD, OMB Cyber Budget

Deltek
Deltek has noted discrepancies in the cybersecurity budget request figures of the Defense Department and the Office of Management and Budget, The Washington Post reported Monday. John Slye, an advisory research analyst at Deltek and author of the report, quoted news reports as saying the Pentagon is seeking $4.6 billion for cybersecurity in fiscal 2014, up from 18 percent from 2013. The yearly amount...

GSA Creating Professional Services Contract Vehicle

The U.S. General Services Administration is preparing a new governmentwide contract vehicle for agencies to acquire professional services. Mary Davie, assistant commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service‘s integrated technology services office, said Tuesday that GSA is preparing to propose the Integrations contract vehicle to the Office of Management and Budget. Davie said Integrations is...

OMB Report Claims $19 billion in Contracting Cost cuts

According to a recent report in the Washington Post, the Office of Management and Budget has found that federal agencies have cut close to $20 billion in contracting costs. In March 2009, President Obama instructed federal agencies to cut around $40 billion from contracting budgets over the next two years. Federal agencies have cut $19 billion through cutting down non-competitive contracts and in-sourcing...

Kundra IT Dashboard Unveiled Today

  Vivek Kundra Vivek Kundra, Chief Information Officer to the White House, launched the IT Dashboard today to tract all government information technology spending with major contractors, a $70 billion industry. The IT Dashboard is an example of the Obama Administration’s attempt to bring transparency to the US government.   At the Personal Democracy Forum in New York City Vivek Kundra unveiled...