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Federal Performance Reporting: What a Difference Ten Years Makes!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

In 1999a decade agofederal agencies issued their first annual performance reports mandated by the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) of 1993. That same year, the Mercatus Center at George Mason University launched a research project to evaluate the quality of the reports each year. Ten years makes a difference:

  • Ten years ago, one agencys report almost filled a copier paper box and weighed 30 pounds. For fiscal year 2008 (FY08), twenty agencies produced brief citizens reports to mak


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