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  • Weekly Wrap Up: Rebuilding America's Infrastructure for the 21st Century

    A look back at the week that was on

  • Denise Pease's Story: A 21st Century Government

    Denise Pease, Regional Administrator of the General Services Administration, discusses her work to make government more efficient and work better for the American people.

  • Turning the Tide on Contract Spending

    “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.

  • West Wing Week: "Enter the Hub"

    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.

  • Jeff Zients Will Lead Reorganization of Federal Government

    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.

  • Welcoming our 2010 SAVE Award Winner

    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.

  • What You Missed: The State of the Union and the Economy

    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.

  • West Wing Week: "To Build Stuff and Invent Stuff"

    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.

  • Photo Gallery: President Obama’s 2011 State of the Union Address

    The White House Photo Office invites you to take a behind-the-scenes look at President Obama’s 2011 State of the Union Address.

  • Health Care Reform Check-Up

    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.