Public sector sustainable cost reduction

April 2012
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Public sector sustainable cost reduction

At a glance

Traditional Federal and local government cost reduction approaches often fail to achieve the targeted reductions, take longer than anticipated, and allow costs to creep back to historic levels. Disciplined cost management is critical in achieving transparency and accountability.

A government that “works” is one that operates as a good steward of taxpayer funds, invests in programs and organizations that have public impact, and discontinues programs and organizations that do not provide value.

With increasing pressure to reduce costs due to the ballooning Federal deficit, and to invest in programs that stimulate an apprehensive economy, policymakers require unprecedented accountability for Federal performance. Disciplined cost management is critical in achieving this transparency and accountability.