Would federal government work better if it were run like a business?

With government agencies struggling to do more with rapidly dwindling budgets, many employees are pondering an age-old debate: would the government work better if it were run like a business? “There are aspects of running a business that are very appropriate for government, centered around being disciplined: disciplined planning, disciplined use of resources, and disciplined governance,” said Joe Williams, an employee at NASA. “However, I also see the role of government is to do the things that the private sector won’t, primarily because of an uncertain value relationship (the benefit cannot be monetized and thus traded against cost), or because the risk is too high.” Read full article >>

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