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Transparency, two-months and counting

Pressing the Obama White House on accountability and openness

Tags: mngt , stimulus , transparency , SIGTARP , Danielle Brian , Project for Government Oversight , OMB Watch , American University

Monday - 03/23/2009, 06:58am EDT
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OMB Watch recaps the year in open government

The head of one of Washington's many "good government" groups rates the Obama Administration on its efforts towards trasparency and open government as we approach the first anniversary of Barack Obama's Inauguration.

Tags: mngt , transparency , open government , OMB Watch , President Obama , Max Cacas

Monday - 01/04/2010, 06:51am EST
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Analysis: White House memo on scientific integrity

OMBWatch's Gary Bass assesses the new policy from the White House on the independence of federal scientists' work.

Tags: OMBWatch , scientific integrity , White House , political influence , Dorobek Insider

Monday - 01/03/2011, 04:50pm EST
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OMBWatch supports draft order to disclose contractors' political donations

The White House says the order is all about transparency. But Senate Republicans say details in the draft aren't clear. And they're worried about an infringement of First Amendment rights, and how the donation information will be used at agencies.

Tags: OMB Watch , contracting , political contributions , transparency , In Depth

Friday - 04/29/2011, 05:27pm EDT

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

Wednesday - 01/19/2011, 06:52am EST
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OMB Watch says Orszag 'made budget cool'

Now that he's officially announced his plans to leave by the end of summer, what will be the legacy of OMB Director Peter Orszag as the President's chief budget guru? One man who has watched the career of Orszag for many years says along with high profile subjects like health care reform and the economic stimulus, the OMB chief also changed the way government works in other, less public ways.

Tags: management , OMB , Peter Orszag , OMB Watch , White House , Robert Gibbs , Edolphus Towns , Joseph Lieberman , Barack Obama , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 06/23/2010, 06:48am EDT
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