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More demands of Jack Lew

By Ed O'Keefe

OMB Watch -- a think tank tracking federal budget and management issues (and the Office of Management and Budget) has published detailed suggestions for Jack Lew to consider as he (likely) becomes the new government budget chief.

The highlights:

# Increase federal spending

# Implement a system of recipient reporting that shows the entire federal spending chain

# Improve federal data quality

# Replace the DUNS number system with a more open, publicly available system

# Post Treasury account information online to help check federal spending information

# Require the posting of full federal contracts and grants online

# Make USASpending.gov the hub of all public spending and contracting information

Read the full list of suggestions here and leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

By Ed O'Keefe  | September 16, 2010; 10:30 AM ET
Categories:  Budget  
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Comments

1) You'd think someone new would first want to "clean-up" (fraud, waste, redundancy, bureaucracy) first--rather than "increase federal spending" !
2) Obama doesn't even have a budget...that says a lot right there.
3) I think this guy needs to talk to Republicans, they're already going through federal programs to cut, they're way ahead
on this.
4) the DUNS# is used by every business, maybe it can be extended to private individuals... why re-invent a whole system that's already in place
(government ignorance! that's why)

Posted by: ohioan | September 16, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

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