President Barack Obama is laying out a vision for better government services delivered at lower taxpayer expense.

Obama was meeting with his Cabinet Monday morning to discuss his second-term plan for smarter government. He then plans to deliver public remarks on his management agenda from the White House.

At a time when Congress is holding up many of the president's legislative priorities, the initiative is a way Obama can try to show leadership on improving government without lawmaker approval.

Obama is tasking his budget director, Sylvia Matthew Burrell, to lead the effort. The administration also has chosen 43 Presidential Innovation Fellows, many from the tech industry, to help find ways to improve government efficiency.

[Associated Press]