Office of Management and Budget

February 2, 2013 - 4:30am
Work remains on fiscal cliff talks (Illustration: John T. Lewis)

While many people breathed a sigh of relief when Congress pulled the nation back from the so-called “fiscal cliff” at the beginning of the new year, most of those who were following the contretemps didn’t realize it was mainly political theater.

“While we are pleased Congress made some headway on tax elements to avert the fiscal cliff, we are concerned that they could not agree to a long-term solution to fix a problem no serious person wants: sequestration,” said Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) president and CEO Marion Blakey.

January 15, 2013 - 3:40pm

NBAA has joined more than 50 groups and organizations in petitioning the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to ensure that President Obama’s budget request includes adequate funding for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) staffing at U.S. ports of entry. In a joint letter sent on Thursday to OMB acting director Jeffrey Zients, the signatories–which include the U.S.

September 20, 2011 - 11:29am

A confidential briefing on the LightSquared/GPS situation presented by Gen. William Shelton, chief of the Air Force Space Command, to senior staff at the Department of Defense and the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) was promptly leaked to LightSquared.

March 31, 2010 - 5:44am

Just as ADS-B was turning into the home stretch, with the FAA announcement of the final rule for mandatory equipage expected on April 10–a date agency officials informally but confidently predicted over the past 12 months–several unrelated events have occurred to upset that forecast. That said, it’s important to add that

March 9, 2010 - 10:30am

The FAA’s long-promised April 10 release of its ADS-B final rule appears to have hit two bureaucratic stumbling blocks. For the agency to complete the process, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) must sign off on the program’s financial aspects, an activity that usually takes 90 days.

August 5, 2008 - 8:35am

The National Air Transportation Association said in a letter to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) that the FAA has failed to take into account the economic impact of domestic reduced vertical separation minima (DRVSM) on small on-demand air charter operators.

January 17, 2008 - 12:01pm

Almost two years after FAR Part 91 Subpart K was issued as a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), a final rule on regulation of aircraft fractional-ownership operations remains in bureaucratic limbo in the “executive coordination process.”

January 17, 2008 - 12:01pm

Almost two years after FAR Part 91 Subpart K was issued as a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), a final rule on regulation of aircraft fractional-ownership operations remains in bureaucratic limbo in the “executive coordination process.”

October 16, 2007 - 7:33am

FAR Part 91 Subpart K, which will regulate fractional-ownership operations, has finally moved out of Transportation Department final review and on to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for final scrutiny.

November 13, 2006 - 8:18am

Controversial FAA regulations that would impose numerous new requirements on air-tour operators are one step closer to publication. The rulemaking, proposed in October 2003, is now under review at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The OMB’s review and approval is the last step before the FAA can publish the regulations as a final rule.

 
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