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OIRA outlines privacy assessments for using 3rd party websites

New memo gives agencies a template to develop privacy impact assessments when using commercial sites. The guidance follows OMB's June 2010 memo on using Web cookies.

Tags: management , technology , privacy , OMB , Kevin Nyland , PIA , third-party websites , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/05/2012, 03:02pm EST

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 , Cass Sunstein , OMB , 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 , Cass Sunstein , 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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Regulatory agencies' streamlining plans due in 3 months

Cass Sunstein, administrator at the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, outlines details of an Executive Order for independent regulatory agencies' compliance.

Tags: Cass Sunstein , independent regulatory agency , OMB , executive order , Barack Obama , Courtney Thompson

Monday - 07/11/2011, 07:30pm EDT

White House expands regulatory overhaul effort

It's time to drain away unneeded federal regulations. Cass Sunstein, the administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, told Federal News Radio when to expect final plans from executive agencies and how independent regulatory agencies are now getting in on the review process.

Tags: Federal Drive , regulation , management , office of information and regulatory affairs , Cass Sunstein , wasteful spending

Friday - 07/15/2011, 09:31am EDT
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OMB urging regulatory reform plans for small agencies

The Office of Management and Budget has gotten preliminary plans for regulatory reform from 30 executive branch agencies after President Obama's January executive order calling for a review of unneeded or unjustified regulations. The White House also is encouraging independent federal agencies to submit their own plans, but OMB has gotten just a single page back so far.

Tags: Congress , management , regulatory reform , White House , OMB , EPA , HHS , Cass Sunstein , Heritage Foundation , James Gatusso , SBA , Jared Serbu

Monday - 06/06/2011, 06:55am EDT
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OMB finalizes plain writing law implementation

OIRA issues its second memo since the Plain Writing Act became law detailing deadlines and training requirements.

Tags: management , Plain Writing Act , Cass Sunstein , open government , best practices , John Buckner

Thursday - 04/14/2011, 03:32pm 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 , 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
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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 , Barack Obama , Cass Sunstein , White House , executive order , Regulations.gov , regulatory reform , Jason Miller

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

OMB appoints plain language working group

The administration issued a new memo to help agencies implement the Plan Writing Act. Agencies have a set of deadlines to meet over the next year as part of the law.

Tags: management , Cass Sunstein , Amy Bunk , Kathryn Catania , OMB , DHS , Federal Register , Plan Writing Act , Plain Language Action and Information Network , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 11/23/2010, 02:44pm EST
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