OMB Watch

OMB Watch
Founded: 1983

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 .

Current Programs:
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.

Web Site:
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.

Contact: Gary Bass, Executive Director
Phone: (202) 234-8494
Fax: (202) 234-8584