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Chief Executive orders review of outdated regulations

In an effort "to root out regulations that conflict, that are not worth the cost, or that are just plain dumb," the President has signed an Executive Order requiring agencies to submit a plan to review existing regulations to ensure they are not burdensome. The mandate also details five steps agencies must take to improve their regulatory process. The White House wants better coordination among agencies when writing new rules.

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 12:18pm EST

OMB appoints plain language working group

The administration issued a new memo to help agencies implement the Plan Writing Act. Agencies have a set of deadlines to meet over the next year as part of the law.

Tuesday - 11/23/2010, 02:44pm EST

OMB issues new cookie policy for federal IT managers

WFED's Max Cacas reports.

Friday - 06/25/2010, 06:02pm EDT
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OMB bakes new cookie policy for federal websites

The Office of Management and Budget today released a long-awaited cookie policy on the use of web management and customization technologies. OMB also released a memorandum on privacy policies regarding the use of popular third-party social collaboration websites and applications.

Friday - 06/25/2010, 04:16pm EDT
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OMB's Sunstein links records and open government

The Obama Administration believes that one of the major planks of an open and transparent government is the ready access to public information by citizens. One of the top federal officials involved in managing the federal government's rules and regulations says those who maintain the government's paper and electronic records are the "backbone of a transparent and open government."

Thursday - 05/13/2010, 07:04am EDT
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OMB seeks right recipe for web cookie policy

After more than 9 years, the Office of Management and Budget is about to revise its original policy banning the use of web cookies, or tracking software, on federal websites. The change is expected to help federal web managers better run their sites, and also offer the same kinds of user experiences now commonplace on commercial and private-sector websites.

Monday - 07/27/2009, 06:25am EDT
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OMB details draft of new federal cookie policy

Notice likely to be published in Monday's federal register. White House wants comments on new rules.

Friday - 07/24/2009, 04:01pm EDT

Decade-old cookie policy under review

OMB drafting new guidance to let agencies use function to better understand citizen Web behavior. Draft policy includes opt-in option.

Thursday - 05/28/2009, 07:26pm EDT
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