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House passes bill requiring White House to hand over sequestration details

The House handily approved a bipartisan bill requiring the Obama administration to provide more information about how automatic, across-the-board cuts, known as sequestration, will be implemented starting in January. While the vote cut across party lines, lawmakers continue to disagree about ways to come up with alternatives.

Tags: OMB , budget , Congress , House , sequestration , Paul Ryan , Chris Van Hollen , Todd Young , defense industry , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 07/18/2012, 05:06pm EDT

OMB redoubles call for prompt payments to small subs

Acting Director Jeff Zients asks SBA and the FAR Council to create a proposed rule to change the acquisition regulations calling for prime contractors to pay small subcontractors more quickly.

Tags: contracting , industry , prompt payment , OMB , SBA , Small business contracting , Jason Miller

Friday - 07/13/2012, 02:54pm EDT

New SES evaluation process 'important step forward,' expert says

John Palguta, vice president for policy, at the Partnership for Public Service, says the new appraisal process for senior executives is weighted toward obtaining results.

Tags: John Palguta , Partnership for Pubic Service , OMB , John Berry , OPM , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 01/10/2012, 11:15am EST
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OMB: Contingency operations subject to sequestration

The Office of Management and Budget has reiterated to lawmakers that the automatic, across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration will apply to wartime funding. In a June 15 letter, to Rep. Buck McKeon, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Jeff Zients wrote that the Budget Control Act allowed no "flexibility" to exempt Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO), from sequestration.

Tags: Congress , House , OCO , contingency operations , Buck McKeon , Ileana Ros-Lehtinen , Mike Rogers , sequestration , budget , OMB , Jack Moore

Friday - 06/22/2012, 06:21pm EDT

Grassley, Issa call for review of federal policies for using personal email

In a letter to Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Jeff Zients, the two lawmakers say the Food and Drug Administration lawsuit raises broader questions about how other agencies monitor employee use of personal email. The House and Senate members want OMB to conduct a governmentwide analysis of these policies.

Tags: technology , Charles Grassley , Darrell Issa , OMB , FDA , privacy , whistleblower protection , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 03/06/2012, 02:34pm EST

White House doesn't support sequestration, sees it as forcing function

The 2013 budget request reduces half of the agency's discretionary spending. All agencies could face deeper cuts if Congress and the administration don't agree on a plan for deficit reduction in the next 11 months.

Tags: management , OMB , White House , 2013 budget , discretionary spending , sequestration , Jason Miller , Gene Sperling

Tuesday - 02/14/2012, 05:34am EST
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Obama budget seeks to boost trade enforcement

Senior administration official says new budget proposal will ask Congress to devote millions for a new trade enforcement center.

Tags: budget , OMB , Barack Obama

Saturday - 02/11/2012, 04:04pm EST

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 , Commerce , NOAA , Partnership for Public Service , Max Stier , OMB , Barack Obama , Congress , management , government reorganization , workforce

Friday - 01/13/2012, 08:15pm EST
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OMB attacking duplication with 11-agency pilot

A new memo from the White House requires agencies involved in trade, exporting or competitiveness to develop an inventory and map them to programmatic and organizational structures and strategic plans. The test initiative will help inform a governmentwide effort to reduce the number of redundant programs across the government.

Tags: management , OMB , Agency duplication , GPRA Modernization Act , Jason Miller

Monday - 01/16/2012, 02:25pm EST

New SES appraisal system meant to align agencies

The White House has announced a new system for evaluating the performance of Senior Executive Service members. The system should establish greater consistency among agencies, according to a memo by the Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Personnel Management.

Tags: SES , OPM , OMB , workforce , management , performance management , John Berry , Emily Kopp , Carol Bonosaro , SEA , Steve Shih , Jeff Neal , Ron Sanders

Friday - 01/06/2012, 02:57pm EST
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