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Congress created the Commission on Federal Paperwork to help solve a serious national problem and mandated a meaningful executive branch response. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has been charged with following up on recommendations to the Federal agencies made by the Commission. In reviewing the OMB program, GAO sampled a broad section of responses from three leading agencies responsible for over half of the Commission's recommendations. A number of fundamental problems was found, and GAO determined that the followup program needed to be redesigned and given stronger leadership.

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