Agency News: White House

Senator knocks government spending on contractors

Federal spending on contractor services is out of control and must be reined in, according to Sen. Claire McCaskill.

Zients: Why streamlining government makes sense

Senior official at OMB lays out why reorganization authority is "common sense and good management."

President Obama's campaign now on Pinterest

Pinterest is a relative newcomer for agencies considering social media, but the president's campaign is taking advantage of it.

GAO: Electronic waste guidance needs teeth

GSA guidelines don't carry the force of mandates, and GAO believes that the rules for electronic waste disposal needs the backing of an agency with enforcement powers.

OMB: Consolidation power 'crucial' to leaner government

OMB official argues for the importance of giving the president the authority to merge and reorganize agencies.

OMB tries to lessen the cumulative burden of regulations

Memo encourages agencies to try to see the rules they're imposing in the larger context, not in isolation.

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