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In 1995, the United States banned exports to Iran of most U.S. goods without a Treasury Department license. In 2008, the U.S. media, citing U.S. government statistics, reported that U.S. firms were exporting numerous goods to Iran.
The problems of federal government management will persist as long as measures to identify, and solve them are not taken. Improved management can result in sound policy decisions and efficient service to the public.