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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White House revising model for defining the "social costs" of carbon emissions

The White House is taking steps to help agencies define what it calls the "social costs" of carbon emissions on the environment, says a July 2 Office of Management and Budget blog post.

OMB to agencies: Consider energy efficiency in fiscal 2017 budget requests

For the fiscal 2017 budget requests, federal agencies will be required to ensure that funding requests in support of federal facilities align with the Obama administration's climate preparedness and resilience goals, according to July 1 blog post.

Industry group says federal background check system taken offline may affect contractors' work

In a July 1 letter addressed to federal officials, the Professional Services Council expressed concern over the suspension of the Office of Personnel Management's "e-QIP" system two days earlier after the vulnerability was discovered.

Archuleta keeps breach numbers close to the vest, has federal CIO's support

During the last of three congressional hearings held last week to address data breaches at the Office of Personnel Management, OPM Director Katherine Archuleta held her ground in refusing to peg a final number on compromised records.

Federal agencies exposing login and password information, technology company finds

Login credentials for 47 federal agencies across 89 unique domains may have been exposed, leaving them open to espionage and criminal attacks, reported Recorded Future, which analyzed open source intelligence data and 17 paste sites for a year.

Agencies holding on to excess property due to unreliable database, GAO official tells Senate committee

Agencies continue to hold on to excess property and use bad data when deciding whether to keep or sell federal property, a Government Accountability Office official told a Senate panel on June 16.

Donovan: Drastic budget cuts in IRS funding bill would set spending back to 1991 levels

The dramatic budget cuts laid out in the House Appropriations Committee's spending bill for the Internal Revenue Service would hinder the agency's ability to do its job, says a June 16 letter from Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan to the committee.

Top federal acquistion policy official highlights progress to streamline, improve IT spending

Anne Rung, administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, outlined several initiatives underway now that would help agency IT contracting and acquisition officers better use shared services, become more innovative and strengthen relationships with vendors.

Senators introduce legislation aimed at fixing program management at agencies

Senators Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) introduced the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act, which would use private sector practices to create new program management standards.

OMB launching Yelp-like button to rate citizen-government interactions

Federal agencies are taking several steps to improve their customer service, including setting up an online Yelp-style review process for the government, according to a recent post on the General Services Administration's DigitalGov blog.