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House bill aims to improve how federal programs are managed

Lawmakers introduced legislation Friday that would force the Obama administration to better manage federal projects and programs.

The Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act sponsored by Government Efficiency Caucus Co-chairmen Reps. Todd YoungTodd Christopher Young'Building Back Better' requires a new approach to US science and technology To encourage innovation, Congress should pass two bills protecting important R&D tax provision Senate Republicans voice opposition to Biden on Iran MORE (R-Ind.) and Gerry ConnollyGerald (Gerry) Edward ConnollyPelosi: Dropping 9/11-style Jan. 6 commission an 'option' amid opposition Lawmakers, whistleblower advocates push Biden to fill federal employment board The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Trump teases on 2024 run MORE (D-Va.) would direct the deputy director for management at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to adopt government-wide standards, policies and guidelines for managing agency projects and programs.

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“From over-budget acquisition projects to programs running beyond projected timelines, cost overruns can typically be boiled down to poor management practices,” Young said in a news release. “This legislation would streamline processes across the federal government, allowing taxpayers to see huge savings simply through more efficient operation.”

The bill would designate a program management improvement officer within each individual agency to implement the management policies and develop internal agency strategies to influence training and education, incentive recruitment of project managers and encourage others to use best practices.