"For businesses that want a chance to help the government shape how it formulates and executes budgets and uses geospatial information in the future, this is your opportunity.
Office of Management and Budget and General Services Administration officials urged those in the private sector and in state and local government to respond boldly and creatively to two of the administration’s most recent Lines of Business—geospatial and budget formulation.
These new LOBs are “not solely about technology, it’s about changing the way the government performs these functions,” said Tim Young, associate administrator of e-government and IT.
Young and a host of OMB, GSA, and other government officials held two practioners’ days in Washington yesterday on the recent requests for information for the geospatial and budget formulation and execution Lines of Business. The government will hold another workshop today on the IT infrastructure LOB, also in Washington.
All three new LOBs were proposed in the president’s fiscal 2007 budget request earlier this year.
The budget LOB would give agencies a more coordinated approach to producing the budget, exchanging data, enhancing budget and performance integration, and promoting collaboration on these activities."