Aneesh Chopra, the U.S. Chief Technology Officer, and Cass Sunstein, the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, ask for your thoughts and ideas related to two of these key challenges – more effectively managing public resources and increasing corporate accountability.
August 22, 2011 at 5:27 PM ET by Aneesh Chopra and Cass Sunstein
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.
Aneesh Chopra, Chief Technology Officer of the United States, highlights the stories of open innovators tapping into government data, allowing entrepreneurs to develop applications and create jobs to grow the economy.
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.
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.
The .gov reform effort, part of President Obama's Campaign to Cut Waste, is working to identify websites that can be consolidated or eliminated in order to reduce costs and improve the quality of service to the American public.
President Obama issues a new Executive Order asking the independent regulatory agencies, including the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, the Federal Communications Commission, and the Securities and Exchange Commission, to take new steps to ensure smart, cost-effective regulations, designed to promote economic growth and job creation.
With more than one out of every six dollars of Federal government spending going to contractors, increasing accountability and saving money in contracting is critical to creating a Federal government that is efficient and effective.
The Commerce Department’s U.S. Census Bureau announces the first realignment of its national field office structure in 50 years and management reforms that will improve efficiency, reduce costs and enhance data quality.
June 29, 2011 at 2:02 PM ET by U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke
The White House unveiled plans by 30 different federal agencies to make sure that the regulations they enforce are protecting Americans’ health and well-being without imposing unnecessary or excessive costs. Here are some examples of changes now underway.
Vice President Biden announces that the President has asked him to take on a new role holding the Cabinet accountable for cutting waste in their agencies as part of the Administration’s ongoing effort to make government more accountable to the American people.
Elder abuse is an issue of great importance that must be seriously considered not just on this World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, but every day. The Elder Justice Act, signed into law by President Obama last year, demonstrates the administration’s commitment to caring for our nation's senior citizens.
With almost 2,000 separate websites across the Federal Government, Americans often don't know where to turn for information. Macon Phillips, Director of the Office of Digital Strategy, discusses one of the first steps of the Campaign to Cut Waste which will target duplication and waste among federal websites.
Vice President Joe Biden sends and email to the White House email list announcing the new Campaign to Cut Waste - an effort to root out wasteful spending at every agency and department in the Federal Government.
President Obama and Vice President Biden launch the Campaign to Cut Waste in a video message, which will hunt down and eliminate misspent tax dollars in every agency and department across the federal government.