Request for Comments on Category Management Policy 16-1: Improving the Acquisition and Management of Common Information Technology: Software Licensing
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is seeking public comment on a draft memorandum titled, ``Category Management Policy 16- 1: Improving the Acquisition and Management of Common Information Technology: Software Licensing.''
Information Collection; Request for Public Comments
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) invites the general public and Federal agencies to comment on a revision of an approved information collection, Form SF-SAC, that is used to report audit results, audit findings, and questioned costs as required by the Single Audit Act Amendments of 1996 (31 U.S.C. 7501 et seq.) and 2 CFR part 200, ``Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.'' A draft of the proposed Form SF-SAC can be reviewed at the OMB Grants Management Internet home page at http://www.whitehouse.gov/OMB/grants/grants_docs.html. The Form SF-SAC instructions contain a detailed listing of the proposed changes to the Form SF-SAC.
Guidance for Reporting and Use of Information Concerning Recipient Integrity and Performance; Corrections
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is correcting the final guidance that appeared in the Federal Register on July 22, 2015 (80 FR 43301). OMB is amending the guidance to make technical corrections where necessary. The final guidance is revised to reflect that due to the 14 day delay of the publically available information entered into the OMB-designated integrity and performance system accessible through SAM (currently the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS)), Federal awarding agencies should review the non-public segment of the system when conducting their risk review as described in the guidance. This will ensure that Federal awarding agencies have the most current information available when completing the review.
Draft 2015 Report to Congress on the Benefits and Costs of Federal Regulations and Unfunded Mandates on State, Local, and Tribal Entities
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requests comments on its Draft 2015 Report to Congress on the Benefits and Costs of Federal Regulations, available at: http:// www.whitehouse.gov/omb/inforeg_regpol_reports_congress/. The Draft Report is divided into three chapters. Chapter I examines the benefits and costs of major Federal regulations issued in fiscal year 2014 and summarizes the benefits and costs of major regulations issued between October 2004 and September 2014. It also discusses regulatory impacts on State, local, and tribal governments, small business, wages, and economic growth. Chapter II offers recommendations for regulatory reform. Chapter III summarizes agency compliance with the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act. OMB requests that comments be submitted electronically to OMB by December 21, 2015 through www.regulations.gov.
Request for Comments on Circular No. A-130, Managing Information as a Strategic Resource
The Office of Management and Budget is seeking public comment on draft revisions to Circular No. A-130, Managing Information as a Strategic Resource.
Fiscal Year 2015 Cost of Hospital and Medical Care Treatment Furnished by the Department of Defense Medical Treatment Facilities; Certain Rates Regarding Recovery From Tortiously Liable Third Persons
By virtue of the authority vested in the President by Section 2(a) of Pub. B. 87-603 (76 Stat. 593; 42 U.S.C. 2652), and delegated to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) by the President through Executive Order No. 11541 of July 1, 1970, the rates referenced below are hereby established. These rates are for use in connection with the recovery from tortiously liable third persons for the cost of inpatient medical services furnished by military treatment facilities through the Department of Defense. They are the same rates as the Adjusted Standardized Amounts inpatient third party reimbursement rates that became effective October 1, 2014, for billing medical insurers, but require a different approval authority for the purpose of billing for tort liability. The rates have been established in accordance with the requirements of OMB Circular A-25, requiring reimbursement of the full cost of all services provided. The Fiscal Year 2015 Inpatient Medical Rates referenced are effective upon publication of this notice in the Federal Register and will remain in effect until further notice. Previously published outpatient medical and dental, and cosmetic surgery rates remain in effect until further notice. Pharmacy rates are updated periodically. A full disclosure of the rates is posted on Defense Health Agency's Uniform Business Office Web site: http://www.tricare.mil/ocfo/mcfs/ubo/mhs_rates.cfm.
Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations; OMB Circular A-133 Compliance Supplement
This notice announces the availability of the 2015 OMB Circular A-133 Compliance Supplement (Supplement). The notice also offers interested parties an opportunity to comment on the 2015 Supplement.
Announcement of Requirements and Registration for the Digital Service Contracting Professional Training and Development Program Challenge
The U.S. Digital Service and Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP), as part of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), give notice of the availability of the ``Digital Service Contracting Professional Training and Development Program'' prize competition and rules. Through a multi-phased challenge, participants are eligible for prize money up to $360,000.00 under this competition. In August 2014, the U.S. Digital Service was launched to bring in the country's brightest digital talent to transform how government works for American citizens and businesses by dramatically improving the way government builds and buys digital services. On December 4, 2014, Anne Rung, Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy, issued a memorandum titled Transforming the Marketplace: Simplifying Federal Procurement to Improve Performance, Drive Innovation, and Increase Savings.\1\ In this memorandum, Administrator Rung lays out several initiatives for driving greater innovation and strengthening Federal acquisition practices, one of which is building digital information technology (IT) acquisition expertise.
Request for Comments on FITARA Implementation Guidance
OMB's Office of E-Government & Information Technology (E-Gov) is seeking public comment on draft guidance to implement the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA).
Discount Rates for Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Federal Programs
The Office of Management and Budget revised Circular A-94 in 1992. The revised Circular specified certain discount rates to be updated annually when the interest rate and inflation assumptions used to prepare the Budget of the United States Government were changed. These discount rates are found in Appendix C of the revised Circular. The updated discount rates are shown below. The discount rates in Appendix C are to be used for cost-effectiveness analysis, including lease-purchase analysis, as specified in the revised Circular. They do not apply to regulatory analysis.
2014 Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act Annual Report
This report is being published as required by the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) Act of 2010, 2 U.S.C. 931 et seq. The Act requires that OMB issue (1) an annual report as specified in 2 U.S.C. 934(a) and (2) a sequestration order, if necessary.
OMB Final Sequestration Report to the President and Congress for Fiscal Year 2015
OMB is issuing its Final Sequestration Report to the President and Congress for FY 2015 to report on compliance of enacted or continuing 2015 discretionary appropriations legislation with the discretionary caps. The report finds that enacted or continuing appropriations are within the current law defense and non-defense discretionary limits for 2015; therefore, a sequestration of discretionary budget authority is not required.