20 years ago next week, on March 3, 1993, President Bill Clinton created the National Performance Review (NPR) and selected Vice President Al Gore to be its leader. Together with 250 career civil servants, Gore and the NPR (later called the National Partnership for Reinventing Government) set about scrutinizing individual agencies and government systems in order to create a government that “works better, costs less, and gets results Americans care about."
A movement that began two decades ago has continued ever since, manifest in countless individuals who have dedicated their careers to making government better. There remains much work to do. That's why today that movement convenes around one singular event--an event founded by the men and women who began the reinventing government movement under Vice President Gore--the Excellence in Government conference.Today, Government Executive is pleased to announce that Vice President Al Gore will be the keynote at Excellence in Government May 13 - 14 in Washington, D.C. Gore will be returning to reflect on the movement he helped begin and share his thoughts on the next generation of government reform.
And for those of you feeling nostalgic--or those who really miss the 90s--watch the video below to reflect on how the NPR, the National Partnership for Reinventing Government and ultimately Excellence in Government came to be.
Skip to 2:16 to hear Gore speak about reinventing government: