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 cracks down on travel, conferences and property expenses

The White House wants agencies and departments to cut back on travel, conferences, real estate, and fleet management expenses.

Jordan short on specifics at OFPP administrator nomination hearing

During his testimony before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Jordan said he would work to have federal agencies "buy smarter." He also said the acquisition workforce should be strengthened.

OMB busts government market contractor myths

A main assumption of the campaign is that "early, frequent, and constructive engagement with industry leads to better acquisition outcomes," Field states. 

Napolitano: Biometric exit could be deployed within 4 years

An enhanced biographic exit program set for rollout in June will serve as a platform for a biometric exit program, said Janet Napolitano.

VA exempt from sequestration, says OMB

Unless Congress moves to reverse provisions of the Budget Control Act it approved in 2011, the federal government faces the likelihood of having to shave $98 billion from its fiscal 2013 budget this January.

White House hopes Do Not Pay will be agencies' one-stop solution for eligibility checks

The White House is urging agencies to use a new  Do Not Pay  tool to prevent improper payments. Agencies must develop a plan for conducting pre-payment eligibility reviews using Do Not Pay and submit a draft plan to OMB by June 30.

HIDTA funding, activities, under congressional scrutiny

A proposed $38.5 million reduction in the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program for the coming fiscal year drew some congressional ire during a March 27 hearing of a House Appropriations

FEMA first DHS component to undergo post-TASC financial modernization

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will be the first Homeland Security Department component to undertake a less-ambitious financial system modernization effort following the collapse of a

GAO identifies more inefficiency in government

A second Government Accountability Office analysis of inefficiency in the federal government has found an additional 51 areas of potential duplication, overlap and fragmentation. The congressional

Business.USA.gov goes live

The White House unveiled Business.USA.gov on Feb. 17--one day after the president sent a letter and proposed bill (.pdf) to Congress outlining his planned government agency reorganization. In mid