Announcing the 2011 SAVE Award

July 13, 2011 | 1:26 | Public Domain

President Obama believes the best ideas usually come from the front lines. That’s why in 2009 he launched the SAVE Award (Securing Americans’ Value and Efficiency), seeking ideas from federal employees to make government more effective and efficient and ensure taxpayer dollars are spent wisely. Over the past two years, federal employees have submitted more than 56,000 cost-cutting ideas through the SAVE Award. Dozens of the most promising ideas have been included in the President’s Budget, specifically in the Terminations, Reductions, and Savings volume. Each year OMB narrows the best ideas to a “final four.” The American people vote online to choose the winner. The winner will come to Washington to present their idea to the President.

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