The Department of Defense faces a challenging budget scenario over the coming decades, as it will be tasked with improving its cross-cutting operational effectiveness and mission excellence with constrained financial resources.
“Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence” notes Carl Sagan. Has the relatively recent focus on evidence-based decision-making enriched or stalled policy deliberations? What proof do we have that evidence-based decision-making has improved the quality of decision-making and program implementation? This session will explore the role of evidence in enhancing the availability of timely, authoritative and relevant information to policy makers.
Ms. Lori Walsh is the Chief of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Center for Risk and Quantitative Analytics (Center), which looks for potentially suspicious patterns of stock transactions.
The recent series of columns “3 Myths That Cripple Acquisition” stressed that acquisition transformation, not just reform, is critical to enable the federal government to effectively lead in the Collaboration Age.