The Office of Management and Budget is a cabinet-rank office within the Executive Office of the President.  The OMB was organized by the Nixon administration from the previous Bureau of the Budget. Its main function is to assist the president in overseeing the formation of the budget and its implementation in government agencies. 
The management component of OMB oversees personnel, information technology, financial transactions and federal procurement policy-related actions. One of the offices within this side of the OMB is the Office of E-Government and Information Technology, which is headed by the appointed federal government's chief information officer. Click here for a complete organizational chart. Agency officials often elaborate on official memoranda and executive orders with posts to the OMB blog.



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Feds slightly more engaged this year, says Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey

Federal workers were slightly more engaged in their jobs this year than they were last year, and NASA remained one of the top agencies for job satisfaction, according to the Office of Personnel Management's 2015 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey.

Agencies plan for shutdown, but OMB hopeful for short-term funding bill

Agencies are reviewing contingency plans in case Congress can't come to a budget agreement and the government shuts down come Oct. 1, but the Office of Management and Budget says it hopes those plans aren't needed.

State Department's proposed diplomatic security facility meets needed criteria, GAO says

While a State Department plan for a diplomatic security training facility is expected to cost more than $140 million more than an alternative proposal, congressional investigators recently concluded that it was the better of the two options because it met four needed critical elements.

OMB outlines new guidance for tracking federal infrastructure projects

Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan released a memo Tuesday outlining ways agencies can better streamline and track the process for reviewing infrastructure projects, including bridges, transit and railways.

GAO: Many federal agencies not following OMB guidance to complete IT reinvesment plans

Of the 27 agencies that are required to submit reinvestment plans – including one-time and ongoing plans – to the Office of Management and Budget, only five had fully implemented such guidance while the remaining 22 agencies have partially implemented it.

Top administration officials seek new budgeting method to fight wildfires, improve resilience

To fix this in the long term, administration officials said Congress should permit spending on firefighting to be scored as an adjustment to discretionary spending caps during bad fire seasons, similar to other federal disaster responses. 

PSC says draft guidance aimed at improving cybersecurity in federal acquisitions fails

An industry group that represents several hundred government contractors wrote senior Obama administration officials to say that recently issued draft guidance covering cybersecurity in federal acquisitions falls far short of improving meaningful protection.

OMB seeking comments on new intellectual property enforcement plan

The Office of Management and Budget is soliciting opinions on what can be done to better intellectual property enforcement, according to a Sept. 1 Federal Register notice.

Feds finalize data standards aimed at consistent financial reporting mandated by DATA Act

The completion of the 57 data standards is designed to help agencies report financial information in a "clear and consistent" manner on and improve transparency and accountability to the public.

GAO, IGs will institutionalize cybersecurity sprint, says Tony Scott

"We may have created some work for people – especially the IGs and GAO – because [they] now have new numbers to report and new things to do when they go in and look at agencies," said Federal CIO Tony Scott.