Government (In)Efficiency ?

Government (In)Efficiency ?

The federal governments 'office manager' -- an agency that should be synonymous with fiscal restraint -- is under fire for lavish spending at a Las Vegas Convention. Major miscalculations? Election year pandering? Or something else?

The General Services Agency isn't familiar to many outside the Beltway. But rampant overspending at GSA has landed it in the national headlines - a new report details lavish spending that conflicts with the agency's mission of keeping federal real estate costs down.


Donald Kettl

Dean, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland; nonresident senior fellow, Brookings Institution

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