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The Limitations of Applying Private-Sector Models to Federal Operations

Controlling labor costs is one area of private-sector best practices that doesn't translate well into federal management. The priorities are different.

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Total quality initiatives in the early 1990s, Vice President Gore's National Partnership for Reinventing Government, and President G.W. Bush's President's Management Agenda each attempted to incorporate private-sector management best practices into federal operations. Now President Obama and Congress see a bloated federal bureauc

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