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

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

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

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)

Social Media, Web-Based Interactive Technologies, and the Paperwork Reduction Act (PDF, 85 KB, 7 pages, April 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-05-04: Policies for Federal Agency Public Websites (PDF, 48 KB, 5 pages, Dec 2004)

M-04-15: Reporting Instructions for the Federal Information Security Act (FISMA) (PDF, 269 KB, 28 pages, Aug 2004)

M-03-22: OMB Guidance for Implementing the Privacy Provisions of the E-Government Act of 2002


A-11: Preparing, Submitting and Executing the Budget

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


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)