Biden's Push to Use Federal Spending to Support American Manufacturing Takes Effect

One OMB official says the new Made in America contracting rule is a “key part of the administration’s strategic approach to leveraging federal purchasing power to invest in American industry and all of America’s workers."

There’s a New Made in America Office Director

The office, created by President Biden shortly after taking office, is housed within the Office of Management and Budget.

OMB's 'Learning Agenda' Looks to Drive Government Innovation

The learning agenda, focused on the federal workforce, government service delivery and equity, is meant to spur research across government silos and spark innovation, according to the Office of Management and Budget.

OMB Prioritizes Customer Service in Budget Planning

The inclusion of customer experience and service delivery priorities in budget preparation guidance from OMB will likely get the attention of agencies as they prepare their budget requests for the next fiscal year, experts told FCW.

OMB Unpauses Its Plan to Rethink the Federal Property Footprint

Agencies have a December deadline for developing real property capital plans. The administration wants them to think about how their property needs might change after COVID-19.

The White House Just Pulled Its Nominee to Fill the Still-Vacant Job of Federal Procurement Chief

The Office of Federal Procurement Policy has not had a confirmed leader since the Trump administration, despite the Biden administration's goals to use procurement to advance equity and curb climate change. 

The Biden Administration Lays Out its Environmental Reviews and Permitting Goals for the Infrastructure Law

More guidance is expected from the Office of Management and Budget, and the Council on Environmental Quality.

The White House Wants to Ensure Good Stewardship of Infrastructure Funds

New guidance directs agencies on implementation of the $1 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. 

Worst-Case Scenario: Almost 13,000 Federal Facilities Could Be Harmed By Flooding

The Biden administration is looking at how the climate crisis will impact the federal budget and revenue.

The Senate Confirms Biden’s OMB Director

Shalanda Young has been serving as acting director since March 2021.

New Interagency Council Will Further ‘Made in America’ Efforts

“From day one, President Biden has made clear that when the federal government spends taxpayer dollars, it should support American workers and businesses,” said an administration official. 

Agencies Will Still Have ‘Their Own Parameters’ on Returning to the Office Amid COVID Surge

There is no new guidance on reentry to workplaces, other than updates to reflect the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations.

Biden Orders Agencies to Take Steps to Improve Government Customer Service

The people-first approach tackles everything from federal benefits to passport services to disaster recovery. 

White House Releases 'Unprecedented’ Guidance to Agencies on Cooperating With Watchdogs

Strengthening communication and establishing liaisons for inspectors general offices are some of the new action items for agency leaders.