office-of-management-and-budget

The federal government is getting more and more invested in evaluating its programs. But will that fix what ails it?

  • Jim Tankersley and Dylan Matthews
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  • Apr 16, 2013
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On the one hand, doing budget math is just solving arithmetic problems. On the other hand, the arithmetic problems were designed by a sadistic madman.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Apr 11, 2013
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Sylvia Mathews Burwell is Obama's pick to lead the Office on Management and Budget. Here's what her deal is.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Mar 4, 2013
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So far we've been guesstimating what the size of cuts for each budget account would be. Now, the OMB has the final numbers.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Mar 2, 2013
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"I asked, 'Do you do anything with the buoys?' And they said, 'Twice a year we send somebody to scrape off the bird poop.' So I said, 'Scrape five percent less poop.'"

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Feb 22, 2013
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