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In an effort to ‘lift the hood’ on federal agency spending so that agencies do not duplicate the efforts of others, OMB this month will debut a plan that will give agencies an easy look into programs and solutions at other agencies.
"For the first time, the Federal Enterprise Architecture Management System (FEAMS) will allow agencies to seek common solutions and areas of collaboration, rather than wait for OMB officials to point out the opportunities after budget plans are submitted."
"It's very cool that agencies can look in the eyes of OMB and compare to other agencies and maybe even take some information and do some what-ifs," said Scott Bernard, director of enterprise architecture at DigitalNet LLC. "It's like lifting the hood" of a car to see the engine."