government reorganization

  • Obama to propose major government reorganization

    In the State of the Union, the President said he will submit a proposal to Congress to reduce the overlap among agencies. Obama also called for a five-year freeze in domestic spending, but asked lawmakers to do more with entitlement spending. He also promised to continue to invest in innovation and research and development.

  • Analysis: How will a government reorganization work?

    In his State of the Union address, President Obama said he plans to try to eliminate and reduce the overlap and redundancy that has built up over the last 60 years. How the government restructures…

  • White House making plans for government reorg

    The administration is identifying Executive branch officials inside and outside of the White House to figure out how best to reorganize government.

  • U.K. offers model of regulation reform

    The Center for American Progress’ Jitinder Kohli explains how he helped the initiative to cut billions in the U.K. government.

  • White House names Zients to lead reorg effort

    The chief performance officer will be joined by Lisa Brown, who currently serves as the assistant to the president and staff secretary. The restructuring will begin with trade and exports to give companies better opportunities in the global marketplace.

  • Analysis: Gov reorg’s first steps

    Gov Exec’s Tom Shoop explains what agencies will have to do in preparation for the governmentwide reorganization effort called for in President Obama’s executive order.

  • White House should heed lessons of reorgs past

    Nearly every President since Richard Nixon tried to revamp how the government works in one way or another, and few have found any real success. Experts say the focus should be getting Congressional buy-in first, and not promising cost savings. Four senior lawmakers ask OMB for more information on the status of the current restructuring effort.

  • Analysis: Gov reorg rhetoric offers no specifics

    Tom Shoop, editor-in-chief of Government Executive, explains what changes are coming in terms of government reorg.

  • Obama appeals to feds for reorg suggestions

    Federal employees have some of the best knowledge about how our government works, and some of the best ideas of how to improve it so it best serves the American people. That’s why the White House wants your input through a new online tool.

  • Reorganization plan sent to President

    OMB submits recommendations to change the way agencies that support trade, export and competitiveness work. President Obama is expected to make his decision public, but there is no timetable for when.