NIRA's World Directory of Think Tanks
OMB Watch 2005f
1742 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20009, United States
tel:1-202 234 8494 fax:1-202 234 8584

Organizational Status: Independent NGO, founded in 1983.

General Description: The organization was formed to open to scrutiny the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), which oversees regulation, the budget, information collection and dissemination, proposed legislation, testimony by agencies, and so forth. The organization is a nonprofit research and advocacy organization dedicated to promoting government accountability and citizen participation in public policy decision-making. The organization's focus is on five main areas: (1) budget and government performance issues; (2) regulatory and government accountability; (3) information for democracy and community; (4) nonprofit advocacy and other cross-cutting nonprofit issues; and (5) nonprofit policy and technology. The organization researches and publishes reports and analyses in each of these areas, issues two news periodicals, and manages a range of e-mail list services covering all our issue areas.

Annual Budget: USD 2.2 million (2004)

Staff: 15 (9 research, 2 administrative/support), 1 visiting, 1 intern

Executive Officers:
Dr. BASS, Gary D. (Executive Director and Founder)

Public Relations:
Mr. ETTEL, Herb (Communications Coordinator)

(As of November, 2004)

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