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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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“What Works” Budgeting

The Obama administration should adopt the “Reviewing What Works” process for evaluating program effectiveness, write Jitinder Kohli and John Griffith.

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Social Impact Bonds

Jeffrey B. Liebman examines social impact bonds, a promising new financing model to accelerate social innovation and improve government performance.

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Performance Reviews That Work

John Griffith and Gadi Dechter examine four successful performance review programs in the federal government.

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