According to the report, Acting OMB Director Jeffrey Zients said on October 25th that he would present his strategy during an event hosted by the Northern Virginia Technology Council on Nov. 19. "I'll offer recommendations on reforming federal IT, ranging from project management to procurement to budgeting and personnel reforms -- and I hope to discuss with the private sector there and in other venues how best we can transform federal IT," he wrote on the OMB blog.
White House Guidance Due on IT purchases
In an article written by Aliya Sternstein, NextGov.com reported that The White House is poised to announce changes to the way agencies buy about $80 billion in information technology annually. The guidance, which the Office of Management and Budget will release on Nov. 19, represents the culmination of four months of meetings with agency IT chiefs and a close examination of troubled technology investments, OMB officials said, said NextGov.