Over the last 18 months, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) painstakingly went over nearly every federal technology policy that came out in the last 20 years with an eye toward modernization.
Every new policy, whether for cloud or identity management or data center consolidation and optimization, that came from that effort included a list of rescinded regulations which had grown old and held no value any more.
The most recent update to the Trusted Internet Connections (TIC) initiative rescinded four policies, some dating back 12 years.
The identity management policy from May terminated five policies, of which some went back to 2004.
As you can see, OMB did more than a little spring cleaning.
This exercise over the last two years or more has led to a new way of thinking about policymaking. OMB and other agencies are taking a page out of the agile software development playbook and applying this methodology to policymaking.