Researcher and Writer in Washington, DC

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Data Powered Leadership Reform: A Business Case for Federal Operational Improvements Enabled by Quality D...

Data Powered Leadership Reform: A Business Case for Federal Operational Improvements Enabled by Quality Data

I partnered with David Paschane, Christian Hoehner, and Eric Hannel to write this white paper. Its crux is that for government agencies to be more accountable and more self-correcting they need to have better data on their operations and outputs. You can read the paper at http://www.rstreet.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/DataPoweredLeadershipReform.2017.pdf  

GAO Opens Up About Secret Repo...

GAO Opens Up About Secret Reports

Most of the U.S. Government Accountability Office’s reports are freely available to the public via GAO.gov. For decades, however, the agency has kept a minority of these reports secret. These so-called “restricted reports” are withheld from the public, according to the GAO, because they contain “either classified information or controlled unclassified information by the audited […]

Collection of CRS Reports Released to the Pub...

Something rare has occurred—a collection of reports authored by the Congressional Research Service has been published and made freely available to the public. The 500-page volume, titled “The Evolving Congress,” was produced in conjunction with CRS’s celebration of its 100th anniversary this year. Congress, not CRS, published it. (Disclaimer: Before departing CRS in October, I […]

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