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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OMB releases updated guidance on conference spending

On the heels of a Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration report on excessive spending at a 2010 Internal Revenue Service conference, the Office of Management and Budget released guidance May 28 to help agency conference planners balance cost and mission needs.

House and White House setting stage for appropriations battle

The House Rules Committee approved two fiscal 2014 appropriations bills for debate on the House floor during a June 3  hearing, shortly after a warning from President Obama that he would veto both bills because Congress has yet to approve an budget framework with the Senate.

IRS doesn't have data to analyze tax expenditures, GAO says

The Internal Revenue Service does not have sufficient data for identifying who claims a tax expenditure and how they claimed it for almost half of all tax expenditure examined in a recently released Government Accountability Office report (.pdf) from April 30.

Obama to propose lower cap on contractor executive reimbursement

President Obama this week will propose legislation that would reduce payments for executive compensation tied to cost reimbursment contracts, Federal Procurement Policy Administrator Joe Jordan said in a May 30  blog post.

PortfolioStat reflects OMB concerns with CIO authority

FierceGovernmentIT  asked OMB in April under FOIA for documents associated with PortfolioStat as part of our  ongoing effort  to shed light on federal oversight efforts, given that OMB likes to broadcast the fact of programs such as PortfolioStat or TechStat but is generally loath to talk about them in any depth in public – leaving us, we feel, little alternative but to resort to FOIAing the self-proclaimed most transparent administration in history.

Agency budgets should cut 5 percent for 2015, OMB says

Agencies' 2015 budget requests should be 5 percent less than what President Obama outlined for the fiscal 2014 budget proposal, a May 29 memo (.pdf) from Office of Management and Budget Director Sylvia Burwell said. Agencies should also reduce discretionary funding totals 10 percent below what Obama set for 2015 in his fiscal 2014 budget plan, Burwell said.

Cloud first is about delivering value, not counting services, says OMB official

Cloud first, a cornerstone of the Office of Management and Budget's 25-point plan to reform federal information technology, continues to be a priority for OMB and will be addressed in agency PortfolioStat sessions this summer, said Scott Renda, cloud computing portfolio manager at OMB.

Audio: VanRoekel reviews 1 year under Digital Government Strategy

Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel hosted a press call May 23 to discuss 1 year of deliverables under the Office of Management and Budget's Digital Government Strategy.

Spotlight: VanRoekel leading OMB management team

Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel will serve as the Office of Management and Budget's deputy director for management.

Digital Government Strategy: The final score card- UPDATED

FierceGovernmentIT compiled an at-a-glance scorecard to assess progress under the plan showing what's complete and to what degree things changed since the plan rolled out last May.