Weekly Roundup July 31, 2015

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Weekly Roundup July 31, 2015
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The White House and OMB have released a blizzard of cost-cutting memos and directives in recent months. Agency leaders are understandably overwhelmed! Here’s a handy checklist of the top ten initiatives (and if you have more, please add them!):
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According to budget projections produced by the Congressional Budget Office in August 2010, the Federal government will accumulate over $7 trillion in new debt between 2010 and 2019 if it stays on its present course. Experts say this fiscal imbalance poses a severe risk to the country if allowed to continue. What options exist?
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As the new fiscal year starts, cost-cutting is taking the driver’s seat in the federal government. This started in state and local governments two years ago, and in recent weeks, it has sweep Washington like a summer thunderstorm.
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Technology Council Presents a Trillion Reasons Memo to the White House Economic Advisors
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The federal government faces an estimated annual structural budget deficit of $500 billion –700 billion. Deficits of this magnitude represent a major threat to the economic health of the nation. A plan to reduce and eliminate this structural deficit is urgently needed.
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I propose implementing a series of new approaches to cut costs in a more meaningful way – ones that will improve the overall value provided by departments to citizens, state and local governments, businesses, etc.
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Government organizations at all levels of government are being asked not only to do more with less, but to adjust their missions to today's demands and expectations. How is that possible?
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Is the federal government's budget for 2011 creating Mission Impossible for federal agencies?
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The Chief Financial Officers Act marks its 20th anniversary this year. Did it achieve its goal of greater transparency in federal spending? Is it time for a re-do?
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