Performance budgeting has been a mantra of government reformers at least since the 1949 Hoover Commission. But its actual implementation has been sporadic. Why is something that seems sensible so hard to do?
Leaders Speak: Admiral Paul Zukunft, the 25th Commandant of the United States Coast Guard, joined me on The Business of Government Hour to discuss the U.S. Coast Guard’s strategic direction, its key priorities, and how it is modernizing to meet today’s demands while preparing for tomorrow.
The impetus behind the Digital
Accountability and Transparency
Act of 2014 (DATA Act) may be
simple: Transform federal spending
information from disconnected documents
into open data to improve
spending transparency, transform federal financial management,
and stimulate ideas and innovation.
Anne Rung joined me on The Business of Government Hour to discuss federal acquisition: why it is so complex, category management and its promise, driving innovation in acquisition, and efforts to strengthen government-industry relationships