Robert Shea, Associate Director OMB for President Bush

“It is the responsibility of the federal government to use tax dollars wisely, and to do so it must have hard evidence about what works—rigorous evaluations of programs. To get there, Congress and the president will have to work together to support the use of evidence and performance in the budget process, compel agencies to demonstrate evidence and ultimately spend taxpayer dollars in the most responsible way. In Washington, nothing motivates the bureaucracy greater than the prospect of losing funding.” – Associate Director OMB for President Bush Robert Shea, September 17, 2012