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  • Every Vote Counts to SAVE

    More than 45,000 people have made their voices heard in selecting this year’s winner of the President’s SAVE Award – and there is still time for you to vote too. Just go to, take a few seconds, and help select the best idea from our Final Four on how government can cut waste and improve performance.

  • Vote Now: The President's 2010 SAVE Award Finalists

    One of the most important changes that the President has brought to Washington is the belief that the best ideas usually come from outside of Washington. That’s why he launched the first ever SAVE Award last year to get ideas from federal employees on the frontlines to make government work smarter for the American people and to make sure taxpayer dollars are spent wisely. And it’s why we are now asking the American people to help us select this year’s winner.

  • Ceasing Checks to the Deceased

    Whether the budget is in surplus or in deficit, we cannot tolerate the wasting of taxpayer dollars – and there are few more egregious examples of waste than improper payments. These are payments made by the government to the wrong person, at the wrong time, or in the wrong amount, and last year, they totaled approximately $110 billion.

  • Real Update on Real Property

    The Federal Government is taking steps to achieve President Obama's goal of eliminating $8 billion in excess and surplus property costs by the end of Fiscal Year 2012.

  • Cutting Through the Rhetoric on Spending

    The New York Times calls Congressional Republicans' bluff on their empty fiscal responsibility rhetoric.

  • Setting the Spending Record Straight

    Kenneth Baer at OMB responds to a Wall Street Journal editorial bemoaning the increase in federal spending between FY 2008 and FY 2010.

  • West Wing Week: "One Two Three ... Lancers!"

    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 Small Business Jobs Act, speaks to college journalists, holds backyard discussions about the economy with area families across the heartland and much more...

  • West Wing Week: "Back to School"

    Welcome to West Wing Week, your guide to everything that’s happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. This week, walk step by step with the President as he travels to Arlington, Virginia to attend a wreath laying ceremony at the Pentagon 9/11 Memorial, celebrates the start of a new school year with his second annual ‘Back to School’ speech in Philadelphia, and holds a Cabinet meeting looking for ways for the Federal Government’s agencies to work together to improve the economy.

  • Republican Tax Plan Doubles Nation's Deficit in Just Ten Years

    Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer discusses the Congressional Republicans’ plan to explode the deficit with virtually no benefit to the economy.

  • Cutting Costs in Financial Systems

    As part of the Accountable Government Initiative, we recently launched a set of IT reform efforts and today we're seeing early fruits of those efforts.