"Fannie and Freddie are the backbone of the mortgage market in this country. Unfortunately, when they were created, the law allowed them to have very thin capitalization. They could be leveraged up to 100 to 1, if you will—unbelievable leverage.”
As the administration and Congress take actions to address the immediate financial crisis, determining how to place the government's response on a stronger organizational footing is a key step to reducing the likelihood that the nation will experience...
"Presidential Executive Order 13450, Improving Government Program Performance is basically codifying the importance of performance, evaluating performance, demonstrating performance, and using it as part of your planning process."
"If you think about what we’re about, creating knowledge, sharing
information for the advancement of humankind, then we’re all about
sharing information, but we also have the challenge of security and
securing the information. So balancing this is a big challenge.”
“We are moving to a patient-centric environment, where veteran health information can
be shared more easily…. [So] no matter where the veteran goes, the access to his or her
medical information is very easy, to the point where it can actually be accessed by other