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- BILL TO STRENGTHEN PROGRAM MANAGEMENT HEADS TO SENATE AFTER HOUSE PASSAGE - September 26, 2016
House Clears Bill to Strengthen Program Management
By Charles S. Clark, Government Executive
A Senate-passed bill to bring private-sector performance standards to federal program management cleared the House on Thursday by voice vote.
The Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act (S. 1550), introduced by Sens. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, and Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and shepherded through the House by Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, would create new agency specialists in the discipline of program management; require the deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget to create a Program Management Policy Council; and direct agencies to appoint program management improvement officers.
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