Government Reform Archives
A Comment on Public Service
James Hairston and Jitinder Kohli discuss how a worker-recognition initiative at HUD can and should be replicated governmentwide.
Evaluating and Improving the Contract System
Pratap Chatterjee testifies about the contracting process before the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Viewpoint: Doing What Works
As government programs face greater scrutiny, the new GPRA framework could put more officials in the accountability hot seat. But it's also an opportunity for agencies to restore the public's trust in government, writes John Griffith.
Tech Triumphs in the Federal Government
Pratap Chatterjee reports on a private workshop featuring senior government officials and industry representatives sharing examples of best practices in how the government buys and manages information technology.
Designing for Success
William Eggers, John Griffith, and Jitinder Kohli explain how to design new successful government programs.
Modernizing Performance: Using the New Framework
John Podesta testifies before the Senate Budget Committee Task Force on Government Performance on the GRPA Modernization Act of 2010.
Moving Forward on Government Reform
Jitinder Kohli applauds the president’s decision to act this year to ensure the federal government operates effectively and efficiently.
Pentagon Opposes ‘Insourcing’ Ban
Pratap Chatterjee explains why the Pentagon is right that employing government workers to do government work rather than expensive outside contractors makes sense.
A Results-First Approach to Cost Reduction
Without a serious evaluation of program effectiveness, politics tend to dictate important budget decisions, and arguments over stakeholder interests and political palatability drown out important questions of real-world impact.
Federal Executive Ranks Get Ready for Reform
Jitinder Kohli reviews Office of Management and Budget and Office of Personnel Management reforms in SES career development, management, and recruitment.
“What Works” Budgeting
The Obama administration should adopt the “Reviewing What Works” process for evaluating program effectiveness, write Jitinder Kohli and John Griffith.
Improving Government Performance
Sen. Mark Warner and experts discuss making government more efficient at a CAP event.
Obama’s Social Impact Bonds: Private Money, Public Benefit
Gadi Dechter explains the benefits of social impact bonds in The Baltimore Sun.