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Information Collection Budget

The Information Collection Budget (ICB) is a management tool used by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and Department officials to account for and control the total paperwork and information collection burden that the Federal government and individual agencies are placing on the public. The burden for an individual collection is most commonly calculated by multiplying the estimated time required to respond by the number of respondents.

OMB issues a call for the ICB each year. The annual OMB data call provides specific instructions on the information to be included about collections and any other information OMB wants highlighted.
OMB annually produces a comprehensive Information Collection Budget of the United States Government which is included with its annual report to Congress.

The DoD CIO submits to OMB an Information Collection Budget for the Department of Defense which OMB uses to produce its report.