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  • West Wing Week: "AKA Santa Claus"

    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.

  • West Wing Week: "All These Pens"

    Walk step by step with the President as he signs a landmark childhood nutrition bill, urges passage of the compromise on tax cuts and unemployment insurance, discusses the Afghanistan-Pakistan Annual Review, and more.

  • West Wing Week: "It's Alive!"

    This week walk step by step with the President as he visits the troops in Afghanistan, holds a press conference and a few meetings, and signs a bill or two.

  • More on USASpending

    A cornerstone of the President’s Accountable Government Initiative and Open Government Initiative is the belief that transparency leads to more oversight, less waste, and more accountability, resulting in a more effective government. For too long, many government resources have been difficult to navigate or inaccessible.

  • Live Stream: The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform

    The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, led by Co-Chairs Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, will be announcing its vote total this morning. Watch it here. [UPDATE: This event has now concluded.]

  • President Obama on the Federal Pay Freeze: "Getting This Deficit Under Control is Going to Require Broad Sacrifice"

    The President calls for bipartisan compromise and broad sacrifice to get our economy going and our deficit down.

  • Tightening Our Belts

    As I wrote last week upon my return to the Office of Management and Budget, the fiscal and economic situation we face today is very different than the projected surpluses we left behind the last time I served as OMB Director in the 1990's. After years of fiscal irresponsibility, President Obama inherited a $1.3 trillion projected deficit and the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.

  • Improper Payment Progress

    Readers of OMBlog are now quite familiar with the Administration’s determined effort to cut the billions of dollars wasted each year in improper payments -- payments made by the government to the wrong person, at the wrong time, or in the wrong amount. These include payments made in error by a government agency sending a benefit check, inadequate documentation by a local provider, or outright fraud by a contractor or other recipient.

  • Cost-Cutter Wins 2010 SAVE Award

    Today Jeff Zients' announced the winner of this year's SAVE Award. Through the SAVE Award (which stands for Securing American’s Value and Efficiency) the Office of Management and Budget challenged Federal employees to submit their ideas to streamline government and save tax dollars.

  • And the Top SAVER is...

    Over 57,000 of you have spoken, and the winner of the 2010 SAVE Award is Trudy Givens of Portage, Wisconsin.