January 05, 2009
Fifteen years ago this week, Congress passed the Government
and Results Act, a law whose sponsors hoped would help establish
a government guided by goals and monitored by results.
This first article of a three-part series attempts to identify
that influence management behavior in federal agencies,
providing an overview of bureaucratic reality and a context for
My wife, Katherine Barrett, and I have written a great deal about
and local government. Along the way, evaluation has emerged as
our area of specialty. We try to discern how effectively ...
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