• Let’s Fill Those Empty Chairs

    As we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington today, we are reminded that much work remains to be done to make sure every child has the opportunity to succeed in life. Investing in early education is one way to make meaningful progress toward that goal.

  • Progress Toward Opening Government Data Resources

    In May, the President signed an Executive Order to make government-held data more accessible to the public and to entrepreneurs and others as fuel for innovation, economic growth, and government efficiency. Today, we are building on this effort by releasing additional resources to help Federal agencies make data open and available in machine-readable form.

  • Regulatory Lookback Eliminates Major Paperwork Burden

    Truck drivers have a tough job, and one that is essential to the U.S. economy. They work for small businesses and large; many are small business owners in their own right. They put in long days on the road. And at the beginning and end of every one of those days, they have to inspect their trucks and file a report—even if they don’t find any problems. It’s a lot of paperwork—about 50 million hours per year, if you add up all the daily inspection reports filed by drivers across the country.

  • The American Dream, Aided By Open Government Data

    Yesterday in Phoenix, President Obama laid out his plan to create a better bargain for responsible, middle-class homeowners. And today, the President will answer questionssubmitted by homeowners, renters, and prospective buyers during a live conversation with the real estate site Zillow.

  • The 2013 SAVE Award

    Today, we launched the fifth annual SAVE Award (Securing Americans Value and Efficiency) – a competition for Federal employees to submit their ideas for how to cut waste, save taxpayer dollars, and create a more efficient and effective government.

  • Coming Together to Combat Online Piracy and Counterfeiting

    The Administration strongly supports voluntary efforts by the private sector to reduce infringement and we welcome the initiative brought forward by the companies to establish industry-wide standards to combat online piracy and counterfeiting by reducing financial incentives associated with infringement. We believe that this is a positive step and that such efforts can have a significant impact on reducing online piracy and counterfeiting.

  • Pay for Success - An Innovative Approach to Improve Results and Save Money

    Pay for Success offers innovative ways for the government to partner with philanthropic and private investors to fund proven and promising practices, significantly enhancing the return on taxpayer investments.

  • Mid-Session Review 2014

    OMB today released the Mid-Session Review (MSR), which updates the Administration’s estimates for outlays, receipts, and the deficit in light of economic, legislative, and other developments since release of the President’s 2014 Budget.

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