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Last November, President Obama's Deficit Commission suggested a regimented plan to curb discretionary spending by 16 percent by 2015 – generating vociferous reaction on both sides of the aisle.

How do we cut and reprioritize spending while maintaining service levels to the American public at this critical time?

MeriTalk surveyed 150 Federal financial, operations, and performance managers and professionals for answers to this national dilemma.

What did we find? Feds say a better understanding of their spending could help them expand efforts to capitalize on efficiency opportunities and reprioritize 13 percent of their budgets.

"Taxing Times: The Federal Efficiency Opportunity" also provides perspective from the front lines on:

  • How and where agencies are identifying and mining new efficiency opportunities
  • Agency commitment to and support for such initiatives
  • Obstacles to optimization

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