With all eyes riveted on the debt-ceiling drama, the Office of Management and Budget on Monday announced that federal employees had submitted "an incredible 19,559" ideas for new agency economies.
That would be 1,000 more entries for the president's Securing Americans Value and Efficiency (SAVE) Award than were submitted for last year's contest, according to OMB communications and strategic planning adviser Kenneth Baer.
OMB will now review the submissions and select the best for a public vote. One pretty good idea -- ending automatic delivery of print copies of the Federal Register --- is not in the new batch. It was the winner of last year's award.