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  Daily Briefing  

March 1, 2000

Government Executive March 2000

The Government Performance Project is an effort to answer a fundamental question: How well are federal agencies managed? The project got its start more than four years ago, when executives of the Pew Charitable Trusts of Philadelphia decided that devising and publicizing a careful grading system for government might serve as an incentive for improvement in our public sector.

As of March 2000, the GPP has graded 20 of the 30 agencies identified by the Clinton administration as having a "high impact" on the American public. The grading was done by a team of journalists from Government Executive and academics from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. In 2000, the GPP team examined and graded five new federal agencies and revisited five of those graded in 1999. Agencies are graded on five categories of management—financial management, human resources, information technology, capital management and managing for results—and receive an overall grade as well.

See the Grades

GPP Issues


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