Government agency reorganization plan sent to Obama

A plan on how to reorganize federal agencies sent to President Barack Obama on June 9 by the Office of Management and Budget should help entrepreneurs seeking to expand businesses and create jobs, reports Federal News Radio.

Ideas for the plan were solicited from current and past agency leaders and front line employees as well as advice from businesses, outside experts, members of Congress and their staff members to determine what will work and to identify “where duplication and fragmentation exist…” OMB Spokeswoman Moira Mack said in an e-mail message.

In his 2011 State of the Union address, Obama called for the first major reorganization since 2003 to focus on agencies that deal with trade, exports and economic competitiveness, the news report noted.

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Reader comments

Tue, Jun 14, 2011

Hope there is room on the bookshelf in the oval office, to 'file and forget' this plan just like the last dozen reorg plans.

Mon, Jun 13, 2011

Reorganizing amounts to moving around the deck chairs on the Titanic. They need a clean-sheet-of-paper new org chart for the entire executive branch, including DoD.

Mon, Jun 13, 2011 RT

In all this open government, is there any chance we can actually see the plan before it is revised and or changed? How open is open?

Mon, Jun 13, 2011

They never asked my advice but I will give it anyway. Several agencies/departments have regulatory and scientific functions besides the promotion of their main area. Commerce regulation in any agency/department should be moved to the Dept of Commerce and the funding/promotion of scientific research from any/all agencies/departments should be moved to a Dept of Science&Technology.

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