SAVE Awards finalists waiting for tonight's deadline

Thursday - 12/10/2009, 7:29pm EST

From "White House puts SAVE Awards cost-cutting ideas to vote" on FederalNewsRadio.com:

"American Idol-Obama style begins today.

"The White House named the four finalists in the competition to come up with an idea to save the government money. And by Friday morning, the public's vote will determine the winner.

"Four employees submitted ideas under the Securing Americans Value and Efficiency (SAVE) Award program, and were chosen by the Office of Management and Budget.

"Now the White House is asking the public to pick the best idea. And after the voting is finished on Thursday, Dec. 10 at 11:59 p.m., the idea with the most votes will be the one presented to President Obama and included in the fiscal 2011 budget request.

Click to hear conversations with all the finalists