Commerce to be first agency to be reorganized?

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    Bill Brantley
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    From the AP – “In Obama’s reorganization plan, is Commerce first?”

    Interesting quotes from the story:

    “Thinning the bureaucracy is a perennial quest for politicians who cast themselves as reformers. They don’t often succeed.”

    “As part of a broader competitiveness effort, American Progress, headed by President Bill Clinton’s former chief of staff John Podesta, advised the administration to consider replacing the Commerce Department with a Department of Business, Trade, and Technology.

    That new department would have a $5 billion budget and 18,000 employees. It would include the Office of the United States Trade Representative, the Small Business Administration and other agencies that deal with global business but are not under the Commerce Department’s umbrella.”

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    ilyse.veron
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    President Obama has brought back the idea of federal reorganization starting at Commerce according to this AP report. Don’t forget to check out The Public Manager’s series offering advice on how to do it best.

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