Three Bush Administration Management Reform Initiatives: The President’s Management Agenda, Freedom to Manage Legislative Proposals, and the Program Assessment Rating Tool


Jonathan D. Breul is a partner in IBM Global Business Services and a senior fellow in the IBM Center for the Business of Government. He is also a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, an adjunct professor in Georgetown University’s Graduate Public Policy Institute, and a former career senior executive in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget.


In response to the foregoing essay by James P. Pfiffner on President George W. Bush’s legacy as a public administrator, this essay takes a practical look at three government-wide Bush administration management reform initiatives: the President’s Management Agenda, the Freedom to Manage legislative proposals, and the Program Assessment Rating Tool.