Congressman Jim Matheson, together with Indiana Congressman Todd Young, is launching a bipartisan House caucus which will look at best practices used by project managers in the private sector that can be adapted for use by the federal government.
"Private companies have developed project management experience that enables them to save time and money in their drive to remain competitive in a global market. I continue to look at everything in the federal budget as we work to cut spending and eliminate waste and duplication and I'm convinced that we can learn from their experience. The goal of the Government Efficiency Caucus is to do just that," said Matheson.
Matheson said project management draws on the fields of cost control, quality, time, scope and procurement. He said project managers in the private sector work have developed skills and techniques that result in more efficient and more effective project completion. Matheson said interest in the field of project management has increased within the federal government as the focus on lowering deficits and cutting spending has intensified.