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Posted byon February 11, 2011 at 12:54 PM EDT
Denise Pease, Regional Administrator of the General Services Administration, discusses her work to make government more efficient and work better for the American people.
Posted byon February 4, 2011 at 5:07 PM EDT
“Buying less” and “buying smarter” are simple ideas to understand, but history tells us that these basic principles of fiscal responsibility are not as easy to implement as one might think. Since 1997, and in 18 of the past 20 years, total spending by the federal government on contracts has increased – and at a near break-neck pace of 12 percent per year between 2000 and 2008. During this eight-year period, annual procurement budgets grew from $200 billion a year to more than $500 billion a year.
Posted byon February 4, 2011 at 1:00 AM EDT
President Obama focuses on innovation as part of his plan for winning the future with events in State College, Pennsylvania, and around Washington, D.C.
Posted byon January 30, 2011 at 11:29 AM EDT
The President has asked Jeffrey Zients, our nation’s first Chief Performance Officer (CPO), to lead the reorganization effort to make our government better organized and better equipped to support American competitiveness.
Posted byon January 28, 2011 at 7:30 PM EDT
On Tuesday night, President Obama spoke about giving the American people a government that’s not only more affordable, but also more effective and more efficient. Federal employees are important partners in that effort. From inspecting the food heading to our tables and making sure Social Security checks go out on time to treating wounded troops and helping returning Veterans pursue higher education, Federal employees are working day in and day out to serve the American people. The President believes these frontline workers are essential to any effort to improve government.
Posted byon January 28, 2011 at 2:53 PM EDT
Austan Goolsbee, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, answers questions on the economy, and the plans the President outlined in the State of the Union for winning the future.
Posted byon January 28, 2011 at 1:00 AM EDT
Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. This week, the President delivered his State of the Union address, focused on jobs and the economy, and he took those ideas on the road traveling to Upstate New York and Wisconsin.
Posted byon January 26, 2011 at 4:00 PM EDT
The White House Photo Office invites you to take a behind-the-scenes look at President Obama’s 2011 State of the Union Address.
Posted byon January 26, 2011 at 11:35 AM EDT
Today, the House Budget Committee is holding a hearing about the fiscal impacts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which the President signed into law last year and has already given Americans new freedoms and protections. It’s important to get the facts straight about what impact the Affordable Care Act has on our deficits and long-range fiscal situation.
Posted byon December 24, 2010 at 1:00 AM EDT
Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Walk step by step with the President as he signs the repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,” looks back at an historic lame duck session, reads to kids for the Holiday season, and receives the Census report.