Lawmakers responded to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks with a complete overhaul of the federal government — consolidating dozens of agencies and creating the Homeland Security Department. There’s been a similar push to overhaul government in the wake of the 2008 financial collapse. We examine the lessons of the post-9/11 reorganization of government, and their relevance in the response to the recent financial disaster.


  • Max Stier President and CEO, Partnership for Public Service
  • David Mader Senior Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton; Former Assistant Deputy Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service

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