OMB TO FOCUS ON CYBERSECURITY, PRIVACY, RECORDS MANAGEMENT, OPEN GOVERNMENT AND ACQUISITIONS IN UPDATED REPORT ON INFORMATION MANAGEMENT - July 28, 2016
OMB Releases Long-Awaited Update of Information Management Guidance
By Charles S. Clark, Government Executive
Highlighting what it sees as a more dynamic approach to strategic information management, the White House on Wednesday unveiled the long-awaited update of Circular A-130, the governing document for management of information resources. The new guidelines are a bid to centralize policy in cybersecurity, privacy, records management, open government and acquisitions.
In a blog post and fact sheet, the Office of Management and Budget said the first update of the circular since 2000 “establishes general policy for IT planning and budgeting through governance, acquisition, and management of federal information, personnel, equipment, funds, IT resources, and supporting infrastructure and services.”
Work on Circular A-130 was announced last year, though delays prompted public pressure from senators concerned about weaknesses in federal cybersecurity.