21st Century Government
to Cut Waste

President Obama and Vice President Biden launch the Campaign to Cut Waste, which will hunt down and eliminate misspent tax dollars in every agency and department across the Federal Government.

Read the executive order

President Obama has consistently made clear that he will strive to lead the most open, efficient, and accountable government in history. Over the last four years, new initiatives have increased public participation in government and improved citizens' everyday lives.

Reporting Improper Spending


In June 2010 the Administration launched a new website, www.PaymentAccuracy.gov, to give taxpayers a way to join the fight against improper spending by reporting suspected incidents of fraud, waste, and abuse. On this site, users can see the rates and amounts of improper payments for each agency, the targets each agency has set for reducing and recovering improper payments, and the names of the designated accountable official at each agency responsible for meeting those targets.