White House new Twitter account for Office of Management and Budget

Written By Sun-Times Wire Posted: 07/19/2011, 05:50am

WASHINGTON–The White House Office of Management and Budget opened a Twitter account: @OMBpress. No tweets yet.

“We deal with a lot of big numbers in our daily work here at OMB, but now we will start focusing on a small one: 140,” OMB press shop chief Ken Baer said not in a tweet but in a White House blog entry posted at 6 a.m. est.

“We hope to use this outlet to bring attention both to the important budget and fiscal issues before us and to the full range of initiatives that OMB is involved with including regulations, information technology, Executive Orders and Presidential Memoranda, federal contracting, the management of the federal government, the President’s Campaign to Cut Waste, statements of Administration policy, and statistical standards and practices.

“I’ll be the main person behind the account for now, and others from the OMB communications team will pitch in too.”