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OMB gives more details on agency consolidation plan

President Barack Obama will send Congress a bill in the coming weeks to reinstate the president's authority to consolidate agencies, said Lisa Brown, the Office of Management and Budget executive leading the government reform effort. She said the bill would require proposals to "reduce the number of agencies or save costs."

Tags: Congress , government reorganization , Lisa Brown , OMB , SBA , small business , Emily Kopp , trade

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 08:20pm EST
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How can federal managers prepare workforce for potential reorganization?

John Palguta, the vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss how federal managers can prepare themselves and their employees.

Tags: best practices , management , workforce , John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 08:59pm EST
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Think tank calls for a federal Department of Competitiveness

Jonathan Sallet, a partner with the law firm O'Melveny and Myers and the report's co-author, joined The Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss what such a department would look like.

Tags: Jonathan Sallet , Center for American Progress , management , government reorganization , Federal Drive , SBA , innovation , contracting

Monday - 01/23/2012, 10:00am EST
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Analysis: White House reorg plan could leave out agencies' functions

The White House is taking a new step toward reducing duplicative government programs and reorganizing agencies. John Kamensky of the IBM Center for the Business of Government and Ira Shapiro, an international trade lawyer, give analysis on the recent administration proposals.

Tags: John Kamensky , IBM Center for the Business of Government , management , government reorganization , OMB , Federal Drive , SBA , HHS , Ian Shapiro

Tuesday - 01/17/2012, 09:29am EST
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What does SBA's elevation to Cabinet mean for small business?

Guy Timberlake, the chief visionary officer at the American Small Business Coalition, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the recently announced federal reorganization. Specifically, what will change on a day-to-day level for agency employees and small-business owners with the elevation of the Small Business Administration, to a Cabinet-level post.

Tags: SBA , federal reorganization , In Depth , Francis Rose , Guy Timberlake , American Small Business Coaliton , small business

Monday - 01/16/2012, 04:32pm EST
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Analysis: Government reorganization 'challenging terrain' for Obama

President Barack Obama has asked Congress for the power to merge federal agencies in an effort to make government more efficient and consumer friendly. Obama will call on Congress to give him a type of consolidation authority last held by a president when Ronald Reagan was in office. Analysts and former government insiders congratulate the president for the massive plan to streamline services. But they warn it will be tricky.

Tags: business , Emily Kopp , Don Kettl , Susan Schwab , USTR , NOAA , Partnership for Public Service , Max Stier , Jeff Zients , OMB , Barack Obama , Congress , management , government reorganization , workforce

Friday - 01/13/2012, 08:15pm EST
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Commerce, trade target of gov reorg (again)

John Marshall was at the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee in the mid-1990's and wrote the committee report on the president's power to merge agencies. He's currently co-founder of Government Transaction Services and joined The Federal Drive with Tom Temin with his perspective.

Tags: John Marshall , Senate Governmental Affairs Committee , Government Transaction Services , Barack Obama , government reorganization , management ,

Monday - 01/16/2012, 02:43pm EST
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Obama elevates SBA to Cabinet announces business website

As part of a sweeping government reorganization first unveiled nearly a year ago, President Barack Obama announced the elevation of the Small Business Administration to a cabinet-level agency.

Tags: SBA , Karen Mills , government reorganization , Barack Obama , BusinessUSA.gov

Friday - 01/13/2012, 03:37pm EST

Obama seeks power to merge agencies

A senior administration official says President Barack Obama will ask Congress for more power to streamline the government by merging agencies.

Tags: Barack Obama , management

Friday - 01/13/2012, 09:15am EST

Agencies demo one-stop FOIA portal

Federal employees who respond to Freedom of Information Act requests got their first look today at a new web portal designed to improve efficiency and transparency. The Environmental Protection Agency, the Commerce Department and the National Archives and Records Administration are basing the portal on Regulations.gov.

Tags: FOIA , Regulations.gov , transparency , open gov , Miriam Nisbet , EPA , OMB Watch , Gavin Baker , technology , Gov 2.0 , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 01/12/2012, 03:47pm EST
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