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IT is a critical component of OPM’s ability to supply the Federal Government with the most talented, highest performing workforce available.  We maintain important websites such as USAJobs.com, administer benefits for millions of federal employees, and provide critical HR support for every federal agency.  Each of these tasks is information intensive, thus OPM’s implementation of the 25 Point Implementation Plan to Reform Federal IT Management.  My staff and I are working tirelessly to implement these important reforms.

OPM has a unique role in the larger IT Reform agenda in our creation of an IT Program Management career path.  Over the past six months we have worked on a tight time frame to establish this new career track for our high-performing program managers.  We have published the classification title for IT program managers, researched the need for direct hire authority for IT program managers, and are in the process of developing an IT program manager competency model.  As CIO, I am extremely proud of the work that my team has accomplished in this initiative and feel that this new career track will have a dramatic affect on the performance of IT programs across the Federal Government for the foreseeable future.  

A major goal of our agency is to move more processes to shared services or cloud platforms.  This centralization will lead to both cost savings and improved performance.  We have already begun to move the majority of our web services, including OPM.gov, to cloud-based platforms.  We are also moving our document management to the cloud, which will allow OPM employees to share information much more efficiently.  We expect that these changes alone will save the agency over $200k per year.  This “Cloud First” philosophy is central to our department’s strategic plan for federal IT which includes our goal to reduce our Operations and Management expenditures by 10% per year over the next three years.

We held our first departmental Tech Stat session on March 30th, where we evaluated our Health Claims Data Warehouse.  We identified several key management and communications issues that needed to be addressed in order to ensure the system’s continued success.  We established a plan for improved governance of the program by establishing stronger communication channels between key stakeholders and with the Executive Steering Committee.  Further, we expect to avoid significant future costs as a result of these improvements.  As we go forward, the TechStat process will continue to be a vital component of our IT Management plan.

As we continue to implementation the IT Reform plan, I am encouraged by the remarkable progress I see here at OPM and across the entire government.  This progress and the resulting best practices are both positive signs for the future of IT Reform.  While there are challenges ahead, the ambitious goals set forth both in the plan and by our agency will push us to achieve results as we work to recruit the next generation of talented, dynamic federal employees.

Matthew E. Perry is the Chief Information Officer at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
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Sarah
10/22/2011 at 2:35 PM
Excellent, if you move your all processes to cloud you are going to automate with cloud technology I really appreciate it, and there are already some services available for free in cloud like skydrive - can help you to store documents for free up to 25 gb - the largest free resource, anyway you can have some versioning feature on google cloud too- thank once again for the post about cloud and DM on cloud. You can browse for cloud and document management and business process management at http://statcounter.com/p7033690/popular/pageload/?url=http://www.sqlservermanagementstudio.net/2011/09/sql-azure-reporting-services.html Thank you Sarah Larch
Sarah
10/22/2011 at 2:38 PM
Excellent, if you move your all processes to cloud you are going to automate with cloud technology I really appreciate it, and there are already some services available for free in cloud like skydrive - can help you to store documents for free up to 25 gb - the largest free resource, anyway you can have some versioning feature on google cloud too- thank once again for the post about cloud and DM on cloud. You can browse for cloud and document management and business process management at http://statcounter.com/p7033690/popular/pageload/?url=http://www.sqlservermanagementstudio.net/2011/09/sql-azure-reporting-services.html Thank you Sarah Larch
Sarah
10/22/2011 at 2:39 PM
Excellent, if you move your all processes to cloud you are going to automate with cloud technology I really appreciate it, and there are already some services available for free in cloud like skydrive - can help you to store documents for free up to 25 gb - the largest free resource, anyway you can have some versioning feature on google cloud too- thank once again for the post about cloud and DM on cloud. You can browse for cloud and document management and business process management at http://statcounter.com/p7033690/popular/pageload/?url=http://www.sqlservermanagementstudio.net/2011/09/sql-azure-reporting-services.html Thank you Sarah Larch
Sarah
10/22/2011 at 2:41 PM
Excellent, if you move your all processes to cloud you are going to automate with cloud technology I really appreciate it, and there are already some services available for free in cloud like skydrive - can help you to store documents for free up to 25 gb - the largest free resource, anyway you can have some versioning feature on google cloud too- thank once again for the post about cloud and DM on cloud. You can browse for cloud and document management and business process management at http://statcounter.com/p7033690/popular/pageload/?url=http://www.sqlservermanagementstudio.net/2011/09/sql-azure-reporting-services.html Thank you Sarah Larch
Sarah
10/22/2011 at 2:41 PM
Excellent, if you move your all processes to cloud you are going to automate with cloud technology I really appreciate it, and there are already some services available for free in cloud like skydrive - can help you to store documents for free up to 25 gb - the largest free resource, anyway you can have some versioning feature on google cloud too- thank once again for the post about cloud and DM on cloud. You can browse for cloud and document management and business process management at http://statcounter.com/p7033690/popular/pageload/?url=http://www.sqlservermanagementstudio.net/2011/09/sql-azure-reporting-services.html Thank you Sarah Larch
Sarah
10/22/2011 at 2:51 PM
Excellent, if you move your all processes to cloud you are going to automate with cloud technology I really appreciate it, and there are already some services available for free in cloud like skydrive - can help you to store documents for free up to 25 gb - the largest free resource, anyway you can have some versioning feature on google cloud too- thank once again for the post about cloud and DM on cloud. You can browse for cloud and document management and business process management at http://statcounter.com/p7033690/popular/pageload/?url=http://www.sqlservermanagementstudio.net/2011/09/sql-azure-reporting-services.html Thank you Sarah Larch
Sarah
10/22/2011 at 2:51 PM
Excellent, if you move your all processes to cloud you are going to automate with cloud technology I really appreciate it, and there are already some services available for free in cloud like skydrive - can help you to store documents for free up to 25 gb - the largest free resource, anyway you can have some versioning feature on google cloud too- thank once again for the post about cloud and DM on cloud. You can browse for cloud and document management and business process management at http://statcounter.com/p7033690/popular/pageload/?url=http://www.sqlservermanagementstudio.net/2011/09/sql-azure-reporting-services.html Thank you Sarah Larch
Sarah
10/22/2011 at 2:52 PM
Excellent, if you move your all processes to cloud you are going to automate with cloud technology I really appreciate it, and there are already some services available for free in cloud like skydrive - can help you to store documents for free up to 25 gb - the largest free resource, anyway you can have some versioning feature on google cloud too- thank once again for the post about cloud and DM on cloud. You can browse for cloud and document management and business process management at http://statcounter.com/p7033690/popular/pageload/?url=http://www.sqlservermanagementstudio.net/2011/09/sql-azure-reporting-services.html Thank you Sarah Larch
Sarah
10/22/2011 at 2:52 PM
Excellent, if you move your all processes to cloud you are going to automate with cloud technology I really appreciate it, and there are already some services available for free in cloud like skydrive - can help you to store documents for free up to 25 gb - the largest free resource, anyway you can have some versioning feature on google cloud too- thank once again for the post about cloud and DM on cloud. You can browse for cloud and document management and business process management at http://statcounter.com/p7033690/popular/pageload/?url=http://www.sqlservermanagementstudio.net/2011/09/sql-azure-reporting-services.html Thank you Sarah Larch
Sarah
10/22/2011 at 2:52 PM
Excellent, if you move your all processes to cloud you are going to automate with cloud technology I really appreciate it, and there are already some services available for free in cloud like skydrive - can help you to store documents for free up to 25 gb - the largest free resource, anyway you can have some versioning feature on google cloud too- thank once again for the post about cloud and DM on cloud. You can browse for cloud and document management and business process management at http://statcounter.com/p7033690/popular/pageload/?url=http://www.sqlservermanagementstudio.net/2011/09/sql-azure-reporting-services.html Thank you Sarah Larch
Sarah
10/22/2011 at 2:52 PM
Excellent, if you move your all processes to cloud you are going to automate with cloud technology I really appreciate it, and there are already some services available for free in cloud like skydrive - can help you to store documents for free up to 25 gb - the largest free resource, anyway you can have some versioning feature on google cloud too- thank once again for the post about cloud and DM on cloud. You can browse for cloud and document management and business process management at http://statcounter.com/p7033690/popular/pageload/?url=http://www.sqlservermanagementstudio.net/2011/09/sql-azure-reporting-services.html Thank you Sarah Larch
Sarah
10/22/2011 at 2:52 PM
Excellent, if you move your all processes to cloud you are going to automate with cloud technology I really appreciate it, and there are already some services available for free in cloud like skydrive - can help you to store documents for free up to 25 gb - the largest free resource, anyway you can have some versioning feature on google cloud too- thank once again for the post about cloud and DM on cloud. You can browse for cloud and document management and business process management at http://statcounter.com/p7033690/popular/pageload/?url=http://www.sqlservermanagementstudio.net/2011/09/sql-azure-reporting-services.html Thank you Sarah Larch
Sarah
10/23/2011 at 3:51 AM
Such a nice idea -great and let me know if you manage to have cloud with document management and bpm. http://www.sqlservermanagementstudio.net/2011/09/sql-azure-reporting-services.html Sarah L
PANGZHANSHI
10/28/2011 at 8:54 AM
We are all Earth's inhabitants , Earth's inhabitants are omnipotent. the Earth's inhabitants brand building business networks, Clear truth;People value! A country's authoritarian rulers (The Chinese Government)= a crime against humanity. Communist dictatorship in China case, to political stability; review, against the (true) Christianity, the truth has been trampled ....... obscurantism; the majority of people become ignorant and inefficient .... North Korea's Kim Jong Il ... alliances in support of terrorists, the cost of human society, too! ! ! ! If we do not oppose the Chinese Communist forces of evil error; then our children will be harmed! Error against the evil forces of the Chinese Communist Party!! The concept of globalization;To achieve the Chinese civilization Promote human progress.
John Olesky
10/16/2012 at 4:07 PM
When is OPM going to update the requirements for some of the jobs..
1. Many of the qualifications have not been looked at or updated for over 20 years..
2. You can be in the military and do a job next a civilian and train and supervise the civilian but when you get out of the military you do not qualify for the same job you just dis in the military because the OPM is still using old antiquated standards
Frank
12/5/2012 at 2:08 PM
I am a VA employee. My son was recently diagnosed w/autism. The medical community, to include all his specialists prescibe Applied Behavioral Analysis as the crown jewel and primary affective treatment. Every available healthcare plan offered to federal employees refuses to cover this therapy. I pay $200 every two weeks for my current Blue Cross & Blue Sheild healthcare. And now when my only son's life is dependent upon coverage it is not covered. Moreover, my state passed a law saying if you want to sell insurance to companies w/49 or more employees you must cover ABA therapy. But this insurance companies say they are federal so do not abide by state law. Bottom line, I find it unconscionable the VA/Fed Gov allows these insurance companies to make tens of millions of dollars selling their plans during open season and refusing to cover our kids when their lives depend on it!! I am going to every media outlet, Facebook, Twitter, 60 minutes (if they'll listen)possbile. 1 in 88 kids is diagnosed w/autism and parents typically do not receive a diagnosis 2 to 3 yrs of age. I hope you don't find out the way I did that there is a proven affective therapy that won't be covered.
Frank
12/5/2012 at 2:10 PM
I am a VA employee. My son was recently diagnosed w/autism. The medical community, to include all his specialists prescibe Applied Behavioral Analysis as the crown jewel and primary affective treatment. Every available healthcare plan offered to federal employees refuses to cover this therapy. I pay $200 every two weeks for my current Blue Cross & Blue Sheild healthcare. And now when my only son's life is dependent upon coverage it is not covered. Moreover, my state passed a law saying if you want to sell insurance to companies w/49 or more employees you must cover ABA therapy. But this insurance companies say they are federal so do not abide by state law. Bottom line, I find it unconscionable the VA/Fed Gov allows these insurance companies to make tens of millions of dollars selling their plans during open season and refusing to cover our kids when their lives depend on it!! I am going to every media outlet, Facebook, Twitter, 60 minutes (if they'll listen)possbile. 1 in 88 kids is diagnosed w/autism and parents typically do not receive a diagnosis 2 to 3 yrs of age. I hope you don't find out the way I did that there is a proven affective therapy that won't be covered.
Karen
6/20/2013 at 5:11 PM
My son has autism & is having problems. I was told I need to get him a behavior therapist then I find out that Fed. Employees health plans do not cover ABA therapy although state law says anybody with a certain number of employees has to include Aba for autism. It is to fair that we pay high premiums & do not get Aba therapy. Something has got to be done about it. My son & others like him are suffering terribly because they can't get the therapy they need. Shame on you.

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