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OMB, White House Innovation Office Start 3-Month Sprint to Draft New Cloud, Cyber, Shared Services Policies

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The Office of Management and Budget and the White House’s Office of American Innovation have teamed up on a 90-day sprint to develop new programs and policies that seek to address cybersecurity, cloud adoption and citizen services, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday.

Margie Graves, deputy federal chief information officer at OMB, said the development of work streams through the sprint is part of the Trump administration’s efforts to coordinate acquisition, funding and talent to facilitate updates to federal information technology systems.

She noted that the sprint also aims to reassess the Trusted Internet Connections policy and employee recruitment programs as well as address the challenges with shared services among agencies.

“When we go through the budgeting process, oftentimes those particular services don’t get the attention that they deserve,” Graves said during her speech at the BMC Digital Enterprise Management Exchange in Washington Wednesday.

“Eventually it requires a major modernization, which requires a big spike in capital investment, which is difficult to move through the federal government[‘s]  budgeting system,” she added.

The report said the move corresponds with the White House’s executive order on government reorganization and efforts to address stringent regulatory requirements.

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