WASHINGTON, DC – The United States Senate today passed a resolution sponsored by Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Federal Executive Boards.  The bipartisan resolution is cosponsored by Senators Daniel K. Inouye (D-Hawaii), Carl Levin (D-Michigan), and Scott Brown (R-Massachusetts).  “The Boards help the federal government confront today’s challenges and reduce expenses by helping agencies meet their missions and address their workforce needs through collaboration.  I applaud them for their service to our Nation.”

In 1961, President John F. Kennedy established the Federal Executive Boards by Presidential Directive in order to increase the effectiveness and economy of federal agencies.  Federal Executive Boards are a forum for communication and collaboration among federal agencies outside of Washington, DC.  Currently there are 28 Federal Executive Boards across the country. 

“I congratulate the Federal Executive Boards for their success on this 50th anniversary,” said Akaka. 

Hawaii is home to the Honolulu-Pacific Federal Executive Board. 

Senator Akaka is Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia.