“The Trump administration is touting its new shared services strategy as a boon for agencies across government in need of reliable, standardized services. But the agencies taking the lead on this effort—the Quality Service Management Offices, or QSMOs—are in it for more than altruism.”
“Later today, Office of Management and Budget acting Director Russell Vought will be issuing a memo, “Centralized Mission Support Capabilities for the Federal Government,” which replaces all previous shared services policies. The new policy creates a system for assessing which agency functions—such as payroll or cybersecurity—have consistent standards across government and which specific departments would be best positioned to act as leaders in those areas.” Read the full article here.
Source: What Agencies Get From Taking Leadership Roles In New Shared Services Regime – By Aaron Boyd, April 29, 2019. Nextgov.