But the most instructive experience, he said, was implementation of the 2009 Recovery Act, doling out federal stimulus money around the country under emergency conditions while minimizing waste. “That was an example of the folks at signing ceremony walking right to the control room, with boots on the ground from the president, the vice president, the secretaries and deputy secretaries,” Werfel said. “That urgency brought out the best in accountability and opportunities for collaboration. It had us doing business differently, without cutting corners. It compressed six months down to six weeks, driving through those competing stakeholders in real time,” he said.I think VP Biden was in charge. He never struck me as a good administrator, but apparently a forceful personality at the top is enough.
Saturday, February 09, 2013
Obama Gets Praise from GAO
The Comptroller General cited the stimulus bill as providing lessons in administration: