NPR Reinvents Itself

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Vice President Al Gore's National Performance Review is under reconstruction and will be reborn as the National Partnership for Reinventing Government.

The NPR was created in March 1993 to coordinate the Clinton administration's reinventing government initiative. Now, with a new director, former AT&T vice president Morley Winograd, at the helm, NPR is reorganizing itself and moving to new offices.

A source told GovExec.com that the new NPR will be organized into eight teams:

  • Customer Service
  • Safe and Healthy America
  • Safe Communities
  • Strong Economy
  • Technology
  • Best Managed Government Ever
  • Communication with America
  • Operations
NPR's principal deputy director, Bob Stone, will oversee the new teams.

An NPR spokesman confirmed the organization's name change, but said the redesign is still being worked out and declined to discuss the structure of the new organization.

NPR was originally established as an interagency task force to recommend ways to make the government work better and cost less. Since the group began its work, the federal government has eliminated 291,000 jobs, saved about $118 billion by streamlining operations and cut 640,000 pages of internal agency regulations, according to NPR.

Over the next few years, the group will focus on improving the 32 agencies with the most direct impact on American citizens. The new organization also plans to help agencies develop information technology projects and empower their employees.

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