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Timing of Unified Agenda release draws criticism from Issa

While Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, criticized the Obama administration for turning in the Unified Agenda nine months late, one researcher says its more important to focus on the contents of the document rather than the timing of its release.

Tags: Unified Agenda , Darrell Issa , Jerry Ellig , George Mason University , regulations , Obama administration , deregulation , management , Congress , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Monday - 12/31/2012, 02:22pm EST
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Obama administration kick-starts regulatory reform, but more action needed

The Obama White House says it has cut red tape, reduced paperwork for businesses and citizens, and required agencies to simplify or get rid of old regulations. But how effective has this been? For analysis, Federal News Radio turns to Jerry Ellig, who was acting director of the Federal Trade Commission's Office of Policy Planning under George W. Bush. He spoke to Federal News Radio as part of the special report, The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years.

Tags: Jerry Ellig , George Mason University , regulations , management , Obama Impact

Monday - 09/17/2012, 05:00am EDT
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How Ryan's budget plan changes Social Security, Medicare

For analysis of the Ryan plan without politics,The Federal Drive with Tom Temin turn to Jason Fitchner, a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

Tags: Jason Fitchner , George Mason University , budget , management , Paul Ryan , Medicare , Social Security , Federal Drive

Thursday - 03/22/2012, 04:40pm EDT
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Researchers urge gov to declassify cyber threat details

George Mason University researchers are calling on the government to declassify details about cyber threats. Jerry Brito is one of the researchers behind the call.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , Jerry Brito , George Mason University , In Depth

Thursday - 04/28/2011, 06:01pm EDT
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Analyst: Regulations, like gardens, need weeding

When looking at which programs to cut, ask yourself what the results and what have the costs been. That from an expert on the art and science of regulations, the Mercatus Center's Jerry Ellig.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , George Mason University , Jerry Ellig

Friday - 02/11/2011, 10:41am EST
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Analysis: Deficit Commission's lasting effects

While the recommendations from the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform didn't pass, we may not have seen the end of them. Jason Fichtner, senior research fellow with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, joins us with more.

Tags: National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and R , Deficit Commission , Jason Fichtner , George Mason University , deficit , management , Dorobek Insider

Friday - 12/03/2010, 04:36pm EST
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Opinion: no COLA in 2011 makes sense

One-time $250 payments are a bad idea? Jason Fitchner, former deputy commissioner at the Social Security Administration, says so.

Tags: Federal Drive , pay and benefits , COLA , Social Security , $250 payment , Jason Fitchner , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 10/21/2010, 10:31am EDT
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