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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 , Katherine McFate , Coalition for Sensible Safeguards , regulations , Unified Agenda , Jason Miller , Cass Sunstein

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

OMB, non-profits urge Senate to keep E-Gov whole

Statement of Administration Policy and letter to Senate recommends keeping the E-Government Fund separate from the Federal Citizen Services Fund. The Sunlight Foundation and OMBWatch also want lawmakers to fully fund the E-Government Fund.

Tags: Technology , budget , OMB , E-Government Fund , Sunlight Foundation , Senate Appropriations Committee , openness , transparency , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 11/16/2011, 02:16pm EST

OMB tells agencies how to deal with earmarks

Budget experts say memo is confusing

Tags: Qorvis Communications , Adam Hughes , Jim Nussle , Stan Collender , OMB , management , appropriations , spending , JM

Thursday - 10/30/2008, 05:50pm EDT

OMBWatch wants revised executive order on regulatory process

Group claims federal agencies need more flexibility and a more streamlined process in order to fully comply.

Tags: management , federal regulation , federal agency regulation , Rick Melberth

Wednesday - 02/17/2010, 03:42pm EST

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: Gary Bass , scientific integrity , White House , political influence , Dorobek Insider

Monday - 01/03/2011, 04:50pm EST

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 , Gary Bass , Susan Dudley , George Washington University , regulatory reform , regulatory burden , executive order , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/19/2011, 06:52am EST

Executive Order seeks to simplify document classification

A newly-issued White House mandate provides new guidance for handling sensitive agency documents. Experts are giving it positive reviews so far. The new directive supersedes a similar order issued by the Bush administration, which critics say created a chaotic tangle of incompatible agency document classifications.

Tags: management , Executive Order 13556 , NARA , Controlled Unclassified Information Office , Jay Bosanko , Sean Moulton , Open the Government Coalition , Patrice McDermott , document classification , Controlled unclassified information , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 11/10/2010, 06:24am EST

OMB tells agencies how to deal with earmarks

Budget experts say memo is confusing

Tags: JM , OMB , management , Qorvis Communications , Adam Hughes , Jim Nussle , Stan Collender , appropriations , spending

Thursday - 10/30/2008, 05:50pm EDT