Report Scott Lilly and Eleanor Hill interview budget policy staff to get inside perspectives on the federal government's budgeting process.
A New Approach to Budgeting
Jitinder Kohli weighs in on the potential of a recent Office of Management and Budget memorandum to spur agencies to focus on evidence and research in budgeting decisions.
Increasing the Effectiveness and Efficiency of Existing Public Investments in Early Childhood Education
Report Donna Cooper and Kristina Costa examine the benefits of early childhood education programs and discuss ways to enhance and improve the existing federally supported early childhood education system.
The American Community Survey Is Under Attack
The short-sighted vote in the House of Representatives to eliminate the American Community Survey is an antibusiness vote against informed government, writes Kristina Costa.
Improving Customer Service at the Federal Government
Gadi Dechter examines the Government Customer Service Improvement Act to highlight its strengths and suggest further steps to boost confidence in our government.
Managing Taxpayer Risk
Issue Brief John Griffith and Richard Caperton assess the federal government's record in handling risks to taxpayers in its loans and loan guarantees.
Better Auditing for Better Contracting
Report Pratap Chatterjee outlines the different reasons audits by the Defense Contract Audit Agency sometimes fail, what’s been done to correct these failures in the past, and what should be done in the future.
Slow Progress Toward a Representative Federal Workforce
James Hairston and Vanessa Cárdenas argue that the federal government must do more to increase the number of people of color, particularly Hispanics, throughout its workforce.
Putting Big Oil Subsidies to Work
Donna Cooper, Richard Caperton, Kate Gordon, and Daniel J. Weiss detail a plan to redirect billions of dollars in giveaways to Big Oil toward building infrastructure to put Americans back on the job.
Meeting the Infrastructure Imperative
Report Donna Cooper takes a look at our nation's infrastructure spending needs, and explains how we can pay for them and put Americans back to work.
Washington State Shows What Works
Kristina Costa explores the state’s telling investment in an institute that judges the effectiveness of programs for beneficiaries and taxpayers.
Finding ‘What Works’ in Education
Kristina Costa explores “what works” platforms in education, pointing out their current limitations and also their importance in times of tight budgets.