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Posted byon November 8, 2010 at 10:49 AM EDT
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.
Posted byon October 29, 2010 at 9:43 AM EDT
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.
Posted byon October 27, 2010 at 4:04 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon October 20, 2010 at 1:05 PM EDT
The New York Times calls Congressional Republicans' bluff on their empty fiscal responsibility rhetoric.
Posted byon October 12, 2010 at 5:40 PM EDT
Kenneth Baer at OMB responds to a Wall Street Journal editorial bemoaning the increase in federal spending between FY 2008 and FY 2010.
Posted byon October 1, 2010 at 12:00 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 Small Business Jobs Act, speaks to college journalists, holds backyard discussions about the economy with area families across the heartland and much more...
Posted byon September 17, 2010 at 12:00 AM EDT
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.
Posted byon September 15, 2010 at 1:12 PM EDT
Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer discusses the Congressional Republicans’ plan to explode the deficit with virtually no benefit to the economy.
Posted byon September 15, 2010 at 11:55 AM EDT
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.
Posted byon September 14, 2010 at 11:10 AM EDT
The country faces extraordinary challenges -- from growing our economy to transforming our energy supply, improving our children’s education, safeguarding our Nation, and restoring its fiscal health. There is a distinct role for government in addressing these challenges, but it will only be possible with a government that runs effectively and efficiently. That’s the central goal of our Accountable Government Initiative -- to cut waste and make government work better and faster.