Federal Manager's Daily Report

A bill aimed at improving program and project management in the government would impose some additional administrative costs, including for training, the Congressional Budget Office has said.

CBO was examining S-1550, which has passed the committee level in the Senate and is pending a floor vote. The bill would establish a council to be the primary interagency forum related to program and project management; add additional responsibilities to OMB; require agencies to designate a senior executive as the program management improvement officer; and establish standards for program and project management personnel.

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Also, it would expand on certain management improvement efforts such as the one under the GSA’s performance improvement council.

CBO did not project potential savings from management improvements that may result.