OMB Memos, Circulars, Executive Orders and Other Policies

This is a select list of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Memos and Circulars, Executive Orders, and other policies that are related to digital media and innovation. For a complete list, see OMB Circulars and OMB Memoranda.

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M-23-22: “Delivering a Digital-First Public Experience” (September 22, 2023) — This memorandum rescinds OMB’s 2016 Memorandum M-17-06, “Policies for Federal Agency Public Websites and Digital Services,” and supersedes any guidance provided in the 2012 Digital Government Strategy, “Digital Government: Building a 21st Century Platform to Better Serve the American People.”

M-23-13: “No TikTok on Government Devices” Implementation Guidance (288 KB, 4 pages, February 27, 2023)

M-23-10: The Registration and Use of .gov Domains in the Federal Government (PDF, 3 pages, 96 KB, February 8, 2023)

M-23-07: Update to Transition to Electronic Records (PDF, 3 pages, 325 KB, December 23, 2022)

M-23-03: FY23 FISMA Guidance (PDF, 319 KB, 17 pages, December 2, 2022)

M-22-10: Improving Access to Public Benefits Programs Through the Paperwork Reduction Act (PDF, 602 KB, 8 pages, April 13, 2022)

M-19-17: Enabling Mission Delivery through Improved Identity, Credential, and Access Management (May 21, 2019) (13 pages, 1 MB)

M-17-26: Reducing Burden for Federal Agencies by Rescinding and Modifying OMB Memoranda (PDF, 208 KB, 12 pages, June 2017)

M-17-06: Policies for Federal Agency Public Websites and Digital Services (PDF, 1.2 MB, 18 pages, November 2016)

M-15-13: Policy to Require Secure Connections across Federal Websites and Web Services (PDF, 258 KB, 5 pages, June 2015)

M-14-04, Fiscal Year 2013 Reporting Instructions for the Federal Information Security Management Act and Agency Privacy Management (PDF, 33 pages, 1.86 MB, November 18, 2013)

M-13-13: Open Data Policy – Managing Information as an Asset (PDF, 5.83 MB, 12 pages, May 2013)

M-13-10: Antideficiency Act Implications of Certain Online Terms of Service Agreements (PDF, 1.1 MB, 17 pages, April 2013)

M-12-18: Managing Government Records Directive (PDF, 2.62 MB, 7 pages, August 2012)

M-11-26: New Fast-Track Process for Collecting Service Delivery Feedback Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PDF, 196 KB, 4 pages, June 2011)

M-11-24: Implementing Executive Order 13571 on Streamlining Service Delivery and Improving Customer Service (PDF, 2.5 MB, 6 pages, June 2011)

M-11-15: Final Guidance on Implementing the Plain Writing Act of 2010 (PDF, 276 KB, 6 pages, April 2011)

M-10-22: Guidance for Online Use of Web Measurement and Customization Technologies (PDF, 102 KB, 9 pages, June 2010)

M-10-11: Guidance on the Use of Challenges and Prizes to Promote Open Government (PDF, 94 KB, 12 pages, March 2010)

M-10-06: Open Government Directive (PDF, 82KB, 11 pages, December 2009)

M-03-22: OMB Guidance for Implementing the Privacy Provisions of the E-Government Act of 2002 (September 26, 2003)


A-11: Preparing, Submitting and Executing the Budget (August 2022)

A-130: Managing Information as a Strategic Resource (PDF, 550 KB, 85 pages, July 2016)

Executive Orders

Executive Order on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in the Federal Workforce (June 25, 2021)

Executive Order on Transforming Federal Customer Experience and Service Delivery to Rebuild Trust in Government (December 13, 2021)

Presidential Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure (May 11, 2017)

Executive Order—Making Open and Machine Readable the New Default for Government Information (May 9, 2013)

Executive Order—13571: Streamlining Service Delivery and Improving Customer Service (April 27, 2011)


21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act (December 2018)

Connected Government Act (January 2018)

Digital Government Strategy

Elimination of the Government Paperwork Reduction Act

Federal Collection of Information

Government Paperwork Elimination Act

Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) Related Materials

Open Government Policies

Policies for Dot Gov Domain Issuance for Federal Agency Public Websites (PDF, 304 KB, 2 pages, Jan 2015)

Requirements for Accepting Externally-Issued Identity Credentials (PDF, 171 KB, 4 pages, October 2011)

A Strategy for American Innovation (PDF, 1.22 MB, 120 pages, Oct 2015)

Testing and Simplifying Federal Forms (PDF, 94 KB, 2 pages, Aug 2012)

Social Media, Web-Based Interactive Technologies, and the Paperwork Reduction Act (PDF, 85 KB, 7 pages, April 2010)