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White House Budget Office Wants to Know How You Would Make Contracting More Efficient 

The federal government is looking to reduce cost and time of procurements, like the private sector.

White House Seeks to Revise Federal Grants Process to Reflect New Priorities

The changes would reduce the reporting burden on grant recipients, among other things.

GAO: Trump Administration Violated the Law by Withholding Ukraine Aid

The administration pushed back on the findings, and has said GAO decisions are not binding.

Senate Confirms Trump’s Pick for Regulations Czar

Paul Ray served as the acting head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs before receiving the nomination.

Senate Committee Considers Trump’s Deregulation Crusader for Top Regulatory Role

At the same time, one of the administration's key initiatives to cut red tape is being challenged in court.

Democratic Senators Renew Push for Contractors to Receive Shutdown Back Pay

The House previously approved a similar measure, but the White House opposed it.

Republican Senators Introduce Bill to Relocate Major Federal Agencies Outside of D.C.

Ninety-percent of positions in 10 departments would be moved to economically distressed areas.  

Former White House Officials Call Trump Administration’s Foreign Aid Process ‘Unconventional,’ But Legal

House Democrats have subpoenaed OMB and the Defense Department for documents related to the decision to withhold funding from Ukraine.

Trump Taps Former Corporate Lawyer to Lead Regulatory Rollbacks

Paul Ray has been the acting head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs for six months. 

OMB Moving Ahead to Steer Agencies on Evidence-Based Policymaking

Acting budget chief’s memo sets up three-year timeline, interagency council.

DATA Act Collection Effort Worked Better for Grants Than Contracts

Watchdog found documentation gaps in pilot plan for creating central portal.

OMB Reminds Agencies That It Vets Documents Before Roll-Outs

Deputy Director Vought reinforces need for clearance of budget and media materials.

White House Budget Office Draws Positive Reviews for FOIA Portal Guidance

Transparency advocates praised the step, but said the effort lacks a lead agency.