Presidential and Congressional Transition

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    • saving large amounts of money;
    • helping Congress make decisions on major issues;
    • substantially improving or transforming major government programs or agencies;
    • eliminating mismanagement, fraud, waste, and abuse;
    • ensuring that programs comply with laws and funds are legally spent; and
    • reducing unnecessary duplication, overlap, or fragmentation.

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