Jim Locher

  • How setbacks and DoD reform led to the creation of SOCOM

    Failures and setbacks in the early 1980’s inspired lawmakers to undertake the creation of the new Special Operations Command.

  • White House should heed lessons of reorgs past

    Nearly every President since Richard Nixon tried to revamp how the government works in one way or another, and few have found any real success. Experts say the focus should be getting Congressional buy-in first, and not promising cost savings. Four senior lawmakers ask OMB for more information on the status of the current restructuring effort.