Author Archives: Blair Trame

Curbing Federal Government Improper Payments

The Obama Administration, dating back to its early days, has placed an emphasis in its management agenda on eliminating waste, fraud and abuse, including issuing multiple Executive Orders as well as signing two laws, the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery … Continue reading

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New York, New York: Go Big or Go Homeless

By Jennifer Rimbach Rising Inequality Any humid, mid-summer evening stroll through Manhattan reminds me of the agglomeration economy’s complex problem of poverty. The divide between the rich and the poor is wide. In the shadows of skyscrapers with rooftop bars … Continue reading

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One Week In, and They Haven’t Fired Me Yet

(on the Deputy Director’s balcony in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, with the West Wing in the background) The past 10 days have been quite turbulent times in the Executive Office of the President, and the Office of Management and … Continue reading

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