OMB releases the Mid-Session Review (MSR), which updates the Administration’s estimates for outlays, receipts, and the deficit in light of economic, legislative, and other developments since the President’s 2012 Budget was released in February.
Jeff Zients, Deputy Director for Management and Chief Performance Officer, announces the public launch of performance.gov, a site that provides a window into the Obama Administration's approach to improving Federal Government performance and accountability.
Steven VanRoekel, US Chief Information Officer, announces the a new memorandum from the Office of Management and Budget outlining key responsibilities and authorities for Agency CIOs to increase efficiency in federal information technology.
The President’s announcement that Steven VanRoekel will be our nation’s next CIO comes at an important moment for our nation. As OMB works closely with the President and Vice President on the Campaign to Cut Waste, information technology (IT) is at the center of our efforts to save money, eliminate waste, and do more with less.
On the final day for federal employees to submit their cost-cutting ideas through the SAVE Award, Kenneth Baer, Senior Advisor and Associate Director for Communications and Strategic Planning, encourages member of the federal workforce to take a minute to submit an idea.
OMB Deputy Director for Management Jeff Zients announces the launch of the Government Accountability and Transparency Board, an initiative to help make government spending more efficient and more effective by increasing transparency and accountability.
With just three days left for federal employees to submit their cost-saving ideas as part of the third annual SAVE Award, White House Chief of Staff William Daley encourages federal employees to get involved.
The CBO releases its analysis of the debt ceiling extension and deficit reduction plan that the House of Representatives is considering. Jack Lew, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, discusses our opposition to this bill as the President explained in his address to the nation.
Cass Sunstein, Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, explains how we are placing a high priority on streamlining our regulatory system and eliminating unnecessary regulatory costs to promote economic growth and job creation.
As part of the commitment to crack down on waste and ensure that every tax dollar is spent wisely, the Obama Administration is strengthening accountability by both reducing and improving the use of contracts.
The White House launches the third annual SAVE Award (Securing Americans Value and Efficiency) – a contest for federal employees to submit ideas about how to cut waste, save taxpayer dollars, and make government more effective and efficient.
For many years, the federal government has erroneously cut checks to the wrong person for the wrong amount and for the wrong reason – sometimes these misdirected payments even go to dead people or prisoners. These mistakes, though often inadvertent, contributed to the $125 billion in improper payments made in 2010.
Today, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its preliminary analysis of the President’s FY 2012 budget. Their analysis leads them to a different projection of the deficit picture, and it’s worth understanding our analytical differences.
In today’s Washington Post, Charles Krauthammer calls into question the integrity of the Social Security trust fund and the integrity of statements I have made recently about the program. Let’s examine his charges.