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Obama to propose major government reorganization

In the State of the Union, the President said he will submit a proposal to Congress to reduce the overlap among agencies. Obama also called for a five-year freeze in domestic spending, but asked lawmakers to do more with entitlement spending. He also promised to continue to invest in innovation and research and development.

Tags: management , Paul Ryan , Darrell Issa , White House , State of the Union , federal spending , Deficit Commission , green energy , government reorganization , earmarks , transparency , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/26/2011, 12:55am EST

16 agencies sign on to help military families

Caring for the families of military personnel requires a coordinated approach across the federal government, President Obama said Monday. He said agencies have made 50 separate commitments to coordinate programs designed to assist the loved ones of servicemembers.

Tags: DoD , management , Michelle Obama , Jill Biden , White House , HHS , VA , Labor , SBA , Commerce , military benefits , Nicole Alcorn , Sue Hoppin , Todd Bowers , Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America , National Military Spouse Network , Jared Serbu , DoD Report , Pentagon , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 01/25/2011, 06:58am EST

Obama holding online forums this week

President Barack Obama and the White House will be turning to technology directly after the State of the Union address, taking questions from the public in forums that will run over the course of the week.

Tags: State of the Union , YouTube , Greg Otto

Monday - 01/24/2011, 11:11pm EST

State of the Union to foreshadow more cuts?

Federal employees are already the target of cost-cutting. Tuesday's State of the Union address may offer more ideas of how deep the cutting will go.

Tags: Must Reads , State of the Union , budget , spending , pay freeze , CRS , New York Times , Wall Street Journal , CNN Money , Dorobek Insider

Monday - 01/24/2011, 03:12pm EST

Obama war request cuts DoD budget by 26 percent

Bloomberg News reports that the Obama administration wants to cut the DoD budget through troop reductions in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Tags: Bloomberg News , DoD Report , Afghanistan and Iraq , budget , troops , Dorobek Insider

Friday - 01/21/2011, 02:52pm EST

White House gets graded on cybersecurity policies

National Security Cyberspace Institute evaluated the Obama administration's cyber initiatives.

Tags: National Security Cyberspace Institute , Cybersecurity Update , technology , White House , DoD , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 01/19/2011, 03:30pm EST

White House gets graded on cybersecurity policies

National Security Cyberspace Institute grades the Obama administration on cyber initiatives.

Tags: National Security Cyberspace Institute , Cybersecurity Update , technology , White House , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 01/19/2011, 03:26pm EST

Obama's regulatory reforms draw mixed reviews

Experts and lawmakers say the proof will be in the OIRA guidance to agencies in how impactful these reforms will be. Agencies must submit plans to OIRA in 120 days about how they will review existing regulations to ensure they are still relevant. Agencies will have to determine a cost-benefit analysis on existing rules.

Tags: management , Cass Sunstein , Darrell Issa , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , White House , OIRA , Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committ , Gary Bass , Susan Dudley , OMBWatch , George Washington University , regulatory reform , regulatory burden , executive order , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/19/2011, 06:52am EST

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.

Tags: management , Cass Sunstein , White House , OIRA , executive order , , regulatory reform , Jason Miller

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

After Tucson, Obama calls for civil political discourse

In the aftermath of the shootings, the president strikes a note of civility.

Tags: Tucson shooting , political discourse , Sarah Palin , mentally ill , Jared Lee Loughner , Must Reads , National Journal , Washington Post , Politico , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 01/13/2011, 12:27pm EST
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