Guest blog post by Commerce Chief Information Officer Simon Szykman
Last summer, President Obama launched the Campaign to Cut Waste, saying, â€śNo amount of waste is acceptable, not when itâ€™s your money. Just as families are living within their means, government should too, so we can invest in the things that we know will create good jobs and grow the economy.â€ť
Weâ€™re doing just that at the Commerce Department.
This campaign is an administration-wide effort to make government more transparent and accountable to the American people. As part of this ongoing initiative, the Commerce Department is looking for new ways to boost efficiencies and to be good stewards of taxpayer dollars. The Departmentâ€™s fiscal year 2013 budget request identified a total of $176 million in savings through lower-cost acquisitions, reduced overhead expenses, and better management of facilities and vehicles.
Today, weâ€™re launching a blog series to highlight some of these Department-wide efforts to eliminate wasteful spending and support an economy built to last.