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 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. 

Civilian agencies could face nearly $2B in spending cuts due to sequestration, OMB says

Federal civilian agencies will face billions of dollars in spending reductions if Congress doesn't rollback sequestration cuts for fiscal 2016, according to an Aug. 20 Office of Management and Budget report.

DJ Patil says US is progressing toward a data-driven government

Through recent progress on three data initiatives, the United States is making progress to become a truly "data-driven government," said U.S. Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil. In an Aug. 19 post to the blog Medium, Patil reflected on half a year on the job.

OMB director: 'sequestration was never intended to take effect'

In a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee, Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan outlined "serious concerns" about funding cuts outlined in the proposed appropriations bill.

Major tech industry group issues scores of cybersecurity recommendations to feds

The Information Technology Industry Council's public sector division established a task force, which developed the recommendations around four disciplines: security risk management, governance and accountability, finance and procurement, and people and organizations.

Feds months away from broader cybersecurity 'sprint' strategy following OPM breaches

Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott wrote in a blog post that a team of more than 100 experts from across the government and private sector are reviewing federal cybersecurity policies, procedures and practices.

GAO instructs agencies on how to review GPRAMA progress

The Government Accountability Office offered several ways in which agencies can ensure they're reviewing performance goals properly in a new report.

DATA Act progress continues, but not without snags

Although the Office of Management and Budget and the Treasury Department have taken important steps toward implementing requirements of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014, they have much more to do, the Comptroller General of the United States told Congress.

Budget cuts drove degraded service, thousands of lost jobs at IRS, finds GAO

The Internal Revenue Service lost about 6,300 employees in three departments alone and had to delay employee background reinvestigations for nearly 25,000 workers due to budget cuts, according to a July 24 Government Accountability Office report.