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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Nuclear safety agency does poor job securing its networks, data, says FISMA report

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the federal agency tasked with ensuring the safety of the nation's nuclear power plants, is doing a poor job of securing its own networks and data. That was one of the many findings of the latest Federal Information Security Management Act report to Congress by the Office of Management and Budget.

Helping communities deal with climate change is major focus in '16 budget, says OMB official

The White House is increasing investments to help communities improve their preparedeness and resilience to the effects of climate change in the proposed fiscal 2016 budget.

OMB: Resuming sequestration will hamper federal agencies from doing their jobs effectively

If Congress doesn't repeal sequestration budget cuts for fiscal 2016, the government won't have the resources to do its job effectively, says OMB. Governmentwide budget cuts will force agencies to reduce their discretionary spending by nearly $91 billion, collectively.

NRC IG: Process for public to seek corrections to agency information ineffective, inefficient

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission does not have a good process in place that allows the public to seek corrections to agency information or to access previously submitted correction requests, according to a recent audit by the inspector general.

GAO adds IT acquisitions and management as one of two new high-risk areas; list now at 32

The Government Accountability Office has designated information technology acquisitions and operations management as one of two new high-risk areas to a list that the agency has maintained on federal operations since 1990.  

OMB says agencies can request more money for mission critical travel and conferences

Agencies can propose extra spending for travel and conferences that aren't in their current budget, says the Office of Management and Budget in newly released guidance.

OMB agrees to release large index of government data, Sunlight Foundation says

Enterprise data inventories are comprehensive lists of a federal agency's information holdings that can provide a view of the data held internally across the government.

OMB, GSA roll out guide for civic engagement

Last week, the Obama administration rolled out a best practices guide to help federal agencies and departments build more responsive and efficient public participation programs and measure their effectiveness.

The president's 2016 budget request: OMB's federal agency and workforce priorities

In addition to a modest pay increase for federal employees, the president's fiscal 2016 budget request lays out additional plans that could help the government attract and retain talent, and improve employee morale.

OMB: Agencies came in under budget caps for fiscal 2015 appropriations

Agencies won't have to deal with sequestration related budget cuts this fiscal year because discretionary appropriations have come in under the budget caps established in the bipartisan budget deal back in 2013, says a Jan. 20 Office of Management and Budget report and letter to Congress.