By Performance.gov Team
Teams implementing the federal government’s high-priority performance initiatives released their December 2018 quarterly updates for both Cross-Agency Priority (CAP) Goals and Agency Priority Goals (APGs). These updates showcase recently completed and upcoming milestones as teams continue to use these goals to advance mission, service, and stewardship outcomes on behalf of the American people.
The goal team launched the Federal Cybersecurity Reskilling Academy, which offers Federal employees the opportunity for hands-on training in cybersecurity. Through the program, existing Federal employees expand their skills to become qualified cyber defense analysts and help defend against cyber threats.
Category management continues to deliver value and savings to taxpayers by allowing the government to buy commons goods and services as a single enterprise. In fiscal year (FY) 2018, category management generated $9.3 billion in cost avoidance across agencies, not yet including Department of Defense’s data that will be finalized in January.
National Science Foundation (NSF) is helping federal employees better position themselves for the 21st century workforce. NSF launched the Career Compass Challenge, a $100,000 cash prize competition for researchers, educators, developers and private sector to develop an innovative reskilling tool that prepares employees for current and future career opportunities.
Federal agencies can now fill critical positions with qualified candidates faster. The Office of Personnel Management authorized new direct hire appointing authorities that agencies can use immediately to hire for a variety of Scientific, Technical, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) positions, as well as Cybersecurity and related positions which have identified severe shortages of candidates and/or critical hiring needs.
The new Anti-Fraud Playbook helps the federal government responsibly steward taxpayers’ contributions. The playbook provides best practices and fraud prevention techniques that help federal agencies prevent improper payments.
The SBA has been busy helping small businesses recover from 2017/2018 disasters. In FY18, SBA approved 140,240 loans in record time, without compromising on service.
The DOJ is combating violent crime by dismantling gangs and other criminal enterprises. In FY18, the FBI dismantled 194 gangs or criminal enterprises, exceeding their target goal by 15% and helping communities across the country live safer lives.
Brownfields present risks to human health and the environment. EPA is working to clean up brownfields and make them available to communities faster. In FY18, EPA made 861 brownfield sites ready for use, exceeding their target goal by 177 sites.
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