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Frank McDonough

McDonough, an independent management consultant, left government in 2003 after a 35-year career in various senior management positions. He can be reached at

Bush's legacy is Obama's uncertain mandate

The Bush administration did a commendable job of creating and expanding e-government programs. Now it falls to President Barack Obama to carry the effort forward.


McDonough: The need for IGs

Recent attacks on agency inspectors general are misguided during a time of diminished oversight.


The grand design fallacy

Experience since the mid-1980s illustrates that most 'grand design' projects fail.