To increase government transparency and accountability; ensure sound, equitable regulatory and budgetary processes and policies; and protect and promote active citizen participation in our democracy.
About the Organization:
OMB Watch was formed in 1983 to lift the veil of secrecy surrounding the White House Office of Management and Budget through research and advocacy. During its twenty-five-year history, the organization has expanded its focus to include the areas of ; ; ; and .
While engaged in policy debate and formulation, OMB Watch, in collaboration with grassroots organizations, also conducts workshops and briefings on a range of federal issues and convenes coalitions of nonprofits to address public interest issues. In 2004, the group launched , a coalition of journalists, environmentalists, and labor, consumer, and good-government groups that works to promote more open and accountable government. In 2006, OMB Watch took over the and launched , which enables engaged citizens to freely search several years' worth of information on government spending.
The OMB Watch Web site includes an that offers information on the organization's current advocacy campaigns; , a biweekly newsletter; an archive of ; and resource centers on topics such as and . The site also offers three quality blogs — , , and .
OMB Watch receives funding from foundations, corporations, and individuals.