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OMB Official Praises Performance Review
A top OMB official, OMB Deputy Director for Management Clay Johnson, this week endorsed efforts by Congressional lawmakers to impose performance reviews on federal programs. They argue regular performance reviews of specific programs could make the programs more efficient and productive – and they could make for more informed budget decisions.
"One of the most visible factors affecting a program's performance is funding," Johnson testified before the subcommittee. "But I believe far too much attention is devoted to how much we are spending rather than how much we are getting for what we spend."