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Obama nominates new regulatory czar

President Barack Obama announced he will nominate Federal Trade Commission official Howard Shelanski to serve as the head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA).

Tags: OIRA , Howard Shelanski , OMB , people , regulations , Jack Moore

Thursday - 04/25/2013, 08:35pm EDT

Cass Sunstein stepping down from OIRA

Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Administrator Cass Sunstein is returning to Harvard, where he was the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law before coming to the Obama administration in 2009.

Tags: OIRA , White House , Federal Drive , Jeff Zients , OMB , Darrell Issa , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Friday - 08/03/2012, 10:43am EDT

Agencies lay out plans for Open Gov 2.0

Every agency issued updated open government plans, updating progress and detailing new initiatives for the next two years. NASA will change the way it designs and builds its websites. SSA will focus on health IT and putting services online.

Tags: technology , management , cloud computing , open gov , OIRA , NASA , SSA , Chris Vein , Michael Astrue , citizen services , Jason Miller

Monday - 04/09/2012, 05:38pm EDT

OMB tells agencies to measure cumulative effects of regs

Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs administrator Cass Sunstein sent two memos to agencies telling them to take specific steps to improve and reduce duplication in new and existing rules.

Tags: OMB , OIRA , management , OMBWatch , Katherine McFate , Coalition for Sensible Safeguards , regulations , Unified Agenda , Jason Miller ,

Tuesday - 03/20/2012, 05:33pm EDT

Bill takes federal plain language requirements a step further

Agencies already are under the gun to put their public communications into plain language. A congressman behind the original effort now wants to get rid of government jargon in federal regulations.

Tags: Congress , OMB , open government , Plain Language Act , OIRA , management , Bruce Braley , regulations , rulemaking , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 01/19/2012, 05:17am EST
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Good government means untangling regulation language

Cass Sunstein, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs administrator, outlines his agency's efforts to remove complexity from the language of government.

Tags: office of information and regulatory affairs , good government , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 01/10/2012, 11:56am EST
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OMB's Sunstein delivers remarks on regulatory change

WFED's Max Cacas reports.

Tags: management , OMB , Max Cacas

Tuesday - 02/16/2010, 05:49pm EST
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What OMB's new nominees face

Tags: management , OMB , Mary Smith , John Bresnahan

Monday - 05/18/2009, 04:04pm EDT
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New federal cookie policy coming soon?

Federal chief technology officer Aneesh Chopra says a 15-member working group is close to coming out with a report. It's been nearly six months since OMB ended the public comment period on whether to allow software to track users' habits.

Tags: technology , management , Aneesh Chopra , Dave McClure , Vivek Kundra , OMB , OIRA , OSTP , GSA , EPA , DHS , education , Anil Dash , American Association for the Advancement of Scienc , open government , Federal cookie policy

Monday - 02/15/2010, 06:58am EST
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OMB's Sunstein presents new way to look at regulation

President Obama rocked the Federal Government community last year when he announced he was naming former Harvard Law professor Cass Sunstein to be his administrator for the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget. Now, Sunstein offers a peek into the Obama White House's approach to writing federal government regulations and policy.

Tags: management , OIRA , OMB , Peter Orzag , DoT , Ray Lahood , American University's Washington College of Law , President Obama , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 02/17/2010, 07:14am EST
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