Federal Manager's Daily Report

Legislation has been reintroduced in Congress (HR-247) to formally designate as the federal CIO the head of the OMB office of electronic government–who has been known informally by that title for years–while elevating that position to report directly to the OMB director, require OMB to create a technology investment planning and oversight process, and require the federal CIO to submit to Congress a proposal for consolidating IT across the government and increasing the use of shared services, with a focus on small and medium agencies.

Also reintroduced was HR-2020, to remove restrictions on the IG’s office at the Justice Department that predate that office’s creation and that do not apply to the IGs of other agencies.

Similar bills passed the House in the prior Congress.