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OMB: Agencies Must Use Plain Language Summaries in Regulation

The Office of Management and Budget issued a memo Jan. 4 calling for government agencies to provide executive summaries at the beginning of all enacted rules and regulations. According to Cass Sunstein, administrator of the OMB’s information and regulatory affairs office, summaries should be written in “plain language and easy to understand.” In a Jan. 6 blog …

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WH Executive Order Calls for Improved Archiving Policies

President Obama is encouraging federal agencies to improve archiving of their digital records through reforming records management policies and practices. In a memo sent to executive departments and agency heads yesterday, the president provided a framework for reforming the way government agencies store and access official records. Some aspects President …

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White House Order Tightens Classified Info Policies

President Barack Obama issued an executive order Friday strengthening policies for handling classified information, following a review of policies and practices regarding the handling of classified information. The order requires federal agencies to designate a senior official to oversee the agency’s classified information and safeguarding. Agencies must also implement a …

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Obama Launches ‘Hearts & Minds’ Counterterrorism Measure

President Barack Obama issued an executive order Friday establishing a strategic counterterrorism strategy targeting the international audience. The Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications, under the direction of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, will run a temporary organization aimed at winning the hearts and minds of the public outside the U.S. …

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White House Releases Regulatory Reform Plans

Regulatory reform plans for federal agencies will save more than $4 billion over the next five years, the White House said Monday. Cass Sunstein, administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, announced on the White House blog that federal agencies are releasing their final regulatory plans. The plans …

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Obama Orders Diversity Plans for Fed Workforce

President Barack Obama issued an executive order Thursday mandating federal agencies develop plans for improving diversity in the federal workforce. The order directs the director of the Office of Personnel Management, a deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget, the President’s Management Council and the chair of the …

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Fed Green IT Progress Not Tracked, Report Says

Most federal agencies have not created targets or baselines to measure green IT initiatives, a July 28 Government Accountability Office report says. GreenBiz.com reports the federal government will spend $79 billion this year on IT, including the purchase of roughly 1 million environmentally friendly computers and monitors. The green IT …

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