Government Reform Archives
Federal Contract Spending down by $15 Billion
“Buying less and buying smarter” has helped the White House cut costs on contract spending, writes Pratap Chatterjee.
Putting Federal Contract Auditing in the Spotlight
Senators at today’s subcommittee hearing need to tackle certain key issues to help improve the federal contract auditing process.
Insourcing “Inherently Governmental” Work Will Save Money
“Insourcing” jobs from contractors back to the permanent federal workforce should be a priority for the military, writes Pratap Chatterjee.
President Obama Outlines Vision for Regulation: New Directives Strike the Right Balance
Reece Rushing examines the president’s new reforms as the Obama administration braces for conservative attacks.
A Win-Win on Regulatory Reform
Jitinder Kohli sets out five lessons for the Obama administration from his experience working on similar reforms in Britain.
The Innovation Imperative
Jitinder Kohli examines ways that the leaders of federal agencies and departments can stretch tight budgets imaginatively and provocatively.
Saving Without Slashing
The new Partnership Fund for Program Integrity Innovation could generate creative solutions to a problem that has long vexed Washington, writes John Griffith.
A Step Forward: Government Performance Reform Passes the House
Jitinder Kohli and John Griffith praise the House’s passage today of a bipartisan government performance bill that now makes its way to President Obama’s desk to be signed into law.
The House of Representatives should swiftly pass critical government performance reform, write Jitinder Kohli and John Griffith.
Procurement Savings of $400 Billion Are There for the Asking: President Obama and His Team Must Show the Way
Donna Cooper and Raj Sharma detail how the federal government can save on the goods and services it buys and sells.
Lies, Damned Lies, and Reporting on Federal Pay
Pratap Chatterjee calls out several national newspapers for continually misinterpreting statistics about federal pay levels compared to the private sector.
Confidence in Government Down Despite Improvements
Government officials need to do a better job of advertising their successes, especially at a time of growing demand for public sector services, writes Pratap Chatterjee.
Overhauling Federal Information Technology Spending
The White House is set to unveil a new strategy for IT procurement that could save $80 billion, writes Pratap Chatterjee.
Financing What Works: Social Impact Bonds Hold Promise
Jitinder Kohli describes an experimental program working with prisoners in Peterborough, England, that could transform government finance around the world.