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.
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.