Federal Management Regulation; Redesignations of Federal Buildings
The attached bulletin announces the designation and redesignation of six Federal buildings.
Joint Working Group on Improving Cybersecurity and Resilience Through Acquisition
On February 12th, 2013, the President issued the Executive Order for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (Executive Order 13636). In accordance with Section 8(e) of Executive Order 13636, within 120 days, the General Services Administration and the Department of Defense, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Acquisition Regulation Council, are required to make recommendations on the feasibility, security benefits, and relative merits of incorporating security standards into acquisition planning and contract administration and address what steps can be taken to harmonize, and make consistent, existing procurement requirements related to cybersecurity. Public outreach is a critically important activity for implementation of the Executive Order. In an effort to obtain broad stakeholder involvement, the General Services Administration and the Department of Defense are publishing this Request for Information (RFI) seeking information that can be used in the Section 8(e) report.
Federal Management Regulation (FMR); Mail Management; Financial Requirements for All Agencies
The General Services Administration (GSA) is proposing to amend the Federal Management Regulation (FMR) by revising its mail management policy. A major part of the proposed revision involves the removal of the agency requirement to pay the United States Postal Service (USPS) using commercial payment processes. This proposed rule also revises the term ``commercial payment process'', removes the definition ``large agency'', requires all agencies to provide an annual mail management report, changes the date of the annual report, removes the description of facility and program mail manager responsibilities, recommends all agencies implement the process of consolidation of mail and requires all agencies to expand existing mail security policy to include guidance for employees receiving incoming and sending outgoing official mail at an alternative worksite. Finally, this proposed rule encourages agencies to increase sustainable activities in their mail programs, and makes editorial and technical corrections. This case is included in GSA's retrospective review of existing regulations under Executive Order 13563. Additional information is available at www.gsa.gov/improvingregulations.