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The Justice Gap

book_alt2 icon Report Congress should help improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the Legal Services Corporation to better serve civil legal aid programs.

By Alan Houseman | Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Procurement

This is the latest in a weekly series from CAP's Doing What Works team showing how we can make smart budget cuts that boost government efficiency, not gut essential services.

By John Griffith | Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Reviewing What Works

The Center for American Progress has developed a performance review process that helps the government undertake a systematic review of spending programs and tax expenditures.

By Jitinder Kohli and Seth Hanlon | Thursday, June 16, 2011

Don’t Close Open-Government Sites

Pratap Chatterjee reports on how slashed funding for important transparency initiatives risks harming government efficiency.

By Pratap Chatterjee | Thursday, June 16, 2011

Information Technology

This is the latest in a weekly series of talking points from CAP’s Doing What Works team showing how we can make smart budget cuts that boost government efficiency—not gut essential services.

By Pratap Chatterjee | Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Building on a Successful Recovery.gov

The Obama administration’s new Campaign to Cut Waste promises to build on the successes of the 2009 Recovery Act and usher in a new era of transparency and accountability over government spending, write Julia Kantor and Sam Ungar.

By Julia Kantor and Sam Ungar | Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Executive Reorganization

article icon Issue Brief Harrison Wellford, Jitinder Kohli, and James Hairston on six lessons about executive reorganization the Obama administration could learn from the Carter era.

By Harrison Wellford, Jitinder Kohli, and James Hairston | Thursday, June 9, 2011

Tax Expenditures

This is the latest in a weekly series from CAP’s Doing What Works team showing how we can make smart budget cuts that boost government efficiency—not gut essential services.

By Gadi Dechter | Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Defense

The latest in a weekly series of talking points from CAP’s Doing What Works team shows how we can make smart budget cuts that boost government efficiency.

By John Griffith | Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Budget Bullets

CAP’s Doing What Works team launches a weekly series about how to reduce the national deficit while boosting government efficiency.

By Reece Rushing | Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Why Oil Companies Don’t Need Tax Subsidies

play_alt icon Video Seth Hanlon explains why we don't need to give tax subsidies to oil companies.

By Seth Hanlon | Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Eliminating Big Oil Tax Loopholes Won’t Lead to a Tax Increase

Seth Hanlon and Daniel J. Weiss explain why oil company lobbyists are wrong when they claim that ending handouts to companies will increase taxes.

By Seth Hanlon and Daniel J. Weiss | Monday, May 16, 2011

Payment Police 2.0

book_alt2 icon Report Marsha Simon outlines how to save billions by addressing improper Medicare and Medicaid payments.

By Marsha Simon | Monday, May 16, 2011

An Hour with the Secretary

James Hairston and Jitinder Kohli discuss how agencywide town halls at HUD improve communication, connect offices across the country, and hold senior leadership accountable.

By James Hairston and Jitinder Kohli | Friday, May 13, 2011

Bay State Takes Lead in Innovation Finance

Kristina Costa takes a look at the first state to pursue an innovative idea that could transform the way social programs are financed.

By Kristina Costa | Wednesday, May 11, 2011