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 issues draft FITARA guidance that significantly broadens power, role of federal CIOs

OMB laid out its plan for implementation of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act, which gives CIOs a greater role in IT program governance, personnel processes and improves the transparency into IT investments.

OMB releases more IT Dashboard metrics

For the first time since the Office of Management and Budget released the  IT Dashboard  in 2009, it is providing IT performance metrics used in internal discussions with agencies, according to a report.

OPM strengthened agreements with contractors following last year's cyber breaches, CIO says

The agency has strengthened its contractual clauses and is also making sure all agency contracts have the appropriate clauses in them – that is "clauses that require segregation of data."

OMB: New rule would create worker training program 'scorecards' for public workers

Last week, the Departments of Labor and Education published draft rules that the Office of Management and Budget says will for the first time require data to be available to public workers on different training programs, says an April 21 OMB blog post.

Fed agencies reduce planned PortfolioStat savings as GAO questions past IT reform savings

Through the Office of Management and Budget initiative launched three years ago that requires agencies to review their IT investments annually and cut duplication, agencies were supposed to save $5.8 billion between fiscal 2013 and 2015. However, they reduced that amount to $2 billion, a 68 percent cut.

NARA seeks comments on email records management program

The National Archives and Records Administration is soliciting comments on the implementation of a program to get agencies' email records in order. Back in October 2014, OMB issued guidance that supports a 2012 directive requiring agencies to manage permanent and temporary email records electronically by the end of 2016 and manage all permanent electronic records in an electronic format by the end of 2019, the recent solicitation for comments says.

CIOs still unsatisfied with OMB reporting requirements, says GAO

Federal chief information officers surveyed said that 24 of the Office of Management and Budget's 36 reporting requirements help only to some or no extent in managing IT.

FedRAMP, DHS aim to merge TIC and cloud security authorization through single process

A draft overlay for the Trusted Internet Connection, or TIC, is now available for public comment, marking a first step toward increasing agencies' flexibility in adopting cloud solutions.

CIO Council releases searchable library of public laws, executive orders and OMB documents

The CIO Council recently released a searchable database of public laws, executive orders, memos and other documents from the White House budget office in what it's calling an IT Policy Library.

OMB to issue FITARA implementation guidance

The Office of Management and Budget plans to issue formal guidance to agencies on implementing the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act, or FITARA, which passed in December as part of the fiscal 2015 Defense spending bill.