Chris Mihm

One thing modern governments need more than ever: Resilience

So-called black swan events seem to be happening in flocks. The pandemic, the Russian invasion of Ukraine, earthquakes and floods. For government, it all…

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(AP Photo/John Raoux)A briefcase of a census taker is seen as she knocks on the door of a residence Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Winter Park, Fla. A half-million census takers head out en mass this week to knock on the doors of households that haven't yet responded to the 2020 census. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Census experts warn ‘extreme truncation’ of 2020 count puts data quality at risk

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What should federal agencies ask themselves about reorganization?

Chris Mihm, managing director for strategic issues at the Government Accountability Office, had more details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

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2020 Census among new additions to GAO High-Risk List

The Government Accountability Office added three new areas to its biennial High-Risk list this year. It also removed one government initiative from the…

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GAO’s high-risk list not just a to-do list

Being on GAO’s high-risk list isn’t meant to be a life sentence for agencies and programs. The list is a way to encourage agencies to take improvement actions on their own and lead by example.

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