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Ex-GAO Chief David Walker: Proposed Board to Help Assess Federal Processes, Carry Out Reforms

David WalkerA consortium is campaigning for the creation of a Government Transformation Board to monitor operations of federal agencies and implement changes when needed, a law that former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker said will help move changes forward and improve government performance.

According to an FCW report Thursday, the Government Transformation Initiative, comprised of corporations and nonprofit entities, is calling on Congress to pass legislation that will form and give the nonpartisan board authority to carry out reform of federal processes based on operational assessment.

“We’re not going to get a grand bargain anytime soon – in my view, maybe for three more years – but at least we could put a process in place to try to achieve economy, efficiency and effectiveness in government,” Walker said at a recent GTI symposium.

Frank Konkel notes the potential impact of a transformation board on IT spending considering the Government Accountability Office reported lost IT investments last year worth almost $10 billion.

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