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Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act

Access to new law related to program and project management passed by U.S. Senate added to PM World Library

1 December 2016 – Washington, DC, USA – Access to a new resource has been added to the PM World Library (PMWL) in the Public Program/Project Management (P/PM) Resources section.  The new resource is titled "Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act."

161201-pmwj53-pmiaa-imageThe U.S. Senate unanimously approved Senate Bill S.1550, the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act of 2015 (PMIAA), on Wednesday, 30 November 2016.  This legislation is intended to enhance accountability and best practices in project and program management throughout the federal government. The PMIAA reforms federal program management policy in the United States in four important ways:

  1. Creating a formal job series and career path for program managers in the federal government.
  2. Developing a standards-based program management policy across the federal government.
  3. Recognizing the essential role of executive sponsorship and engagement by designating a senior executive in federal agencies to be responsible for program management policy and strategy.
  4. Sharing knowledge of successful approaches to program management through an inter-agency council on program management.

To access this new resource, go to the Public P/PM Resources section in the PMWL at, click on “USA Agencies and Organizations”, then click on “USA National Government Organizations”, select "US Congress – Acts and Laws” and scroll down to find the resource.  Must be registered and logged in to access.