Tag Archives: The Office of Management and Budget

Kundra Announces Government-Wide Review of Federal IT Projects

The Office of Management and Budget issued yesterday a government-wide memorandum announcing an upcoming review of all high-risk IT projects across the federal government. The review comes as part of the OMB Memorandum 10-25, “Reforming the Federal Government’s Efforts to Manage Information Technology Projects.” Earlier in the month, federal Chief …

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HHS Releases Final Rules for ‘Meaningful Use’

The Department of Health and Human Services released yesterday its final rules on meaningful use, a set guidelines established under the The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act healthcare providers must follow to receive federal funding for their implementation of electronic health records systems. The rules were …

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Results are in: FCC ‘Most Improved’ Government Agency

According to results from a government-wide survey released Monday, the Office of Management and Budget has named the Federal Communications Commission the “most improved” government agency this year. The 2010 OPM Viewpoint Employee Satisfaction Survey is an annual online survey led by the OMB to gauge job satisfaction and motivation …

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White House Removes Cookies Ban

White House officials announced the proposed end of a 10-year ban on persistent Internet cookies after consulting with public groups and privacy advocates. According to the Federal Register notice on the topic, “The goal of this review is for the federal government to continue to protect the privacy of people …

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Peter Orszag to Step Down as White House Budget Director

It has been announced that Peter Orszag will be stepping down from his position as White House budget director within the coming months. He will become the first high-profile member of the Obama administration to leave his position and is leaving before the administration faces its next budget. Orszag’s spokeman, …

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Zients Releases Contest Guidelines

The White House released a memo on Monday on how agencies can legally arrange contests in order to engage citizens to find new ideas on how to use technology to improve open government. The memo was from Jeffrey Zients, the Deputy Director for Management, in the Office of Management and …

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OMB Zients is “Doing What Works”

Yesterday morning, February 18th, the Center for American Progress launched a new project called “Doing What Works.” At the announcement there was an address by Jeffrey Zients, Obama’s Chief Performance Officer. In his address, Zients mentioned that the Office of Management and Budget is going to launch a new and …

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