Mark Febrizio

Mark Febrizio is a senior policy analyst at the George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center. His research interests include empirical economic analysis, analyzing the economic effects of regulation, retrospective review of existing rules, and regulatory process reform. Prior to joining the Center, Mark was an MA Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, where he collaborated with scholars from the Program for Economic Research on Regulation on charts, working papers, and data analysis. Mark holds a master’s degree in economics from George Mason University.

Discussing Applications of Generative AI to Rule Development and Evaluation

On November 16, 2023, the George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center and the IBM Center for the Business of Government co-hosted an event, Building on Regulatory Foundations and Bridging to the Future, commemorating the 30th anniversary of Executive Order 12866 and 20th anniversary of Circular A-4.

Leveraging Inspectors General to Make Evidence-Based Decisions

The fundamental duties of executives across the federal government are to make informed and timely decisions, and to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of federal programs. Although artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics receive much fanfare as emerging tools to facilitate effective and evidence-based decisions, an arguably more innovative and meaningful development in this area is taking place in an older and more traditional part of the federal government—the Office of Inspector General (OIG) community.

Ken Lish, Audit Director, National Science Foundation Office of Inspector General

Ken Lish is an Audit Director at the National Science Foundation Office of Inspector General in Alexandria, VA. Ken is responsible for overseeing NSF’s programs, operations, and $35 billion grant portfolio.

Sarah Hay

Sarah Hay is a policy analyst at the GW Regulatory Studies Center. Her research interests include public participation and equity in the regulatory process and systems of government. She is also studying the Congressional Review Act.

Prior to joining the Center, Sarah worked at GW’s Division of Development & Alumni Relations. In her spare time, she is pursuing her MPP at GW.

Susan Dudley

Susan Dudley is founder and former director of the George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center and distinguished professor of practice in the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration.

The role of technology in public participation in the regulatory process.

In our blog post last week, we provided highlights of our roundtable, “Building on Regulatory Foundations and Bridging to the Future.” In this blog, we would like to review one of the breakout discussions, which explored the role of technology—particularly artificial intelligence (AI)—in public participation in the regulatory process.

Future of Payment Integrity within the U.S. Federal Government

Paying the right person, in the right amount, at the right time—from Social Security benefits to tax refund payments—constitutes a bedrock of trust in government. Disbursing payments, whether via check or (ideally) direct deposit, is one of the most direct ways that the federal government interacts with the public. It also represents one of the primary levers that the federal government uses to provide a safety net to vulnerable populations, promote economic prosperity, and ensure national security.

What does “accountability” mean for government experts?

That’s the puzzle hiding at the core of the increasingly raucous debate about Schedule F and the future of the American civil service. Former Trump officials are promising to bring back the executive order launched at the end of the administration. They hope to make it easier to fire poor performers inside the federal government—and those intent on blocking Trump’s policies in a second term.

EXPERTS IN GOVERNMENT: A Conversation with Prof. Don Kettl.

How do we balance the age-old battles between expertise and accountability in government? What is the role of experts in governance? Why have the challenges of bureaucratic capacity and control become far greater in the twenty-first century? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Professor Don Kettl, author of EXPERTS IN GOVERNMENT: The Deep State from Caligula to Trump and Beyond on a Special Edition of The Business of Government Hour – Conversations with Authors.
Broadcast Date: 
Monday, May 27, 2024 - 11:00