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Pfeifer: Innovative budget processes would produce savings

November 29, 2010

In testimony to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and related programs, Secretary Clinton recently argued that the U.S. budget deficit and debt be addressed “as a matter of national security, not only as a matter of economics.” It is essential we identify strategies to improve the fiscal situation in the medium term and to achieve fiscal sustainability over the long run. To do this, budget processes should evolve to allow the government to manage budgets more innovatively. For example, transitioning from allocating resources by departments and agencies to a prioritized mission is likely to allow for substantial savings and increased effectiveness.

– Dale Pfeifer, Director of Network Development and Strategic Communications

This is from a series of posts by our staff in response to this question: How can national security transformation contribute to fiscal responsibility?

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