By late October 2008, all employees and contractors must have IDs that meet a new standard.
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Several agencies received hefty proposed increases in President Bush's budget, but many aren’t slated for gains.
OMB plans to track agencies' progress with the color-coded scorecards that have become a trademark of the President's Management Agenda.
The system would allow managers to conduct a self-assessment to determine strengths and areas for improvement.
The inspector general would be expected to work with agency officials to find “alternative methods” for completing the reviews.
Number of technology investments rated as well-planned and managed drops.
Major areas of investment include unmanned aerial vehicles, manned and unmanned ground vehicles, and battlefield command-and-communications systems.
In fiscal 2008, the agency anticipates hiring an additional 1,200 patent examiners and plans to continue expanding telework efforts.
A few key IT projects receive line items in bill to keep agencies running through the rest of the fiscal year.
Panel focuses on health IT privacy matters related to the Office of Personnel Management's benefits program for federal employees.