government forms,

Sometimes, just rewriting a form can improve a federal program

If there’s a universal constant among federal agencies, it’s forms. Forms often get complicated and that can impede people’s applications for benefits.

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A review of federal efforts to improve citizen experience and reduce administrative burden

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Trump’s first anti-regulation agenda wins favor with federal contractors

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OMB’s Mulvaney: Agency’s budget increase will help with reorganization responsibilities

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Administration’s management agenda comes into view

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Trump nominates two to fill key OMB roles and a new Army secretary

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Senator pushes back against lack of transparency, accountability in regulatory process

Thousands of rules come out each year from regulatory agencies that place a large burden on the economy. Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.), chairman of the…

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FILE - This Feb. 19, 2014, file photo, shows WhatsApp and Facebook app icons on a smartphone in New York. The government’s fight with Apple over an encrypted iPhone may be the first of many battles in a broader war over who gets access to individuals’ data, as more tech companies offer encrypted messaging and other services. WhatsApp, the globally popular messaging system owned by Facebook, has already run into trouble with Brazilian authorities, who arrested a Facebook executive earlier in March 2016 after the company said it had no way to unscramble a user’s encrypted messages. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)

Rise of tweets, self-deleting encrypted messages concern lawmakers

Sens. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), ranking member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Reps. Jason Chaffetz…

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Immigration and confirmations mark week three

Battling on both the judicial and immigration fronts, the Trump administration over the past week faced a legal setback to its action on immigration from seven countries. The issue was before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, likely en route to the Supreme Court.

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