Please join Washington Evaluators online for a Deep Dive with Steven Putansu, June 10, 2020, 12:30pm.
Attendees will discuss Dr. Putansu's recent publication, Politics and Policy Knowledge in Federal Education: Confronting the Evidence-Based Proverb. A complimentary chapter is provided for review. Attendees are asked to read this chapter in advance of the event.
Steven Putansu is a pracademic who splits his time as a public servant at the US Government Accountability Office (GAO); a professorial lecturer at American University; and a public management scholar. Steven studies the intersection of evidence and politics in decision making, strategic management practices to enhance evidence-based decisions, and applied work in a variety of policy areas. At GAO, Steven has contributed to products on best practices for evaluating government programs, audit criteria, and frameworks for assessing performance systems, interagency collaboration, human capital, risk management, duplication, and fraud in the federal government. He has applied these and other frameworks in GAO engagements in a range of policy areas, including education, defense, international affairs, nuclear energy, project management, wildfire response, immigration, climate change, veterans affairs, freight rail, and traffic safety. His methodological contributions have ensured rigorous technical standards in hundreds of GAO performance audits, provided policymakers with high-quality information for overseeing federal programs, and ensured the best use of taxpayer dollars, helping to contribute over $260 billion in financial benefits for the federal government. For these contributions, Steven received an Arthur S Flemming award for Leadership and Management in 2017.
This members-only online event is limited to 60 people; Members are able to register a guest. Please register by June 8 to confirm. Directions to connect online will be provided to registered participants a day in advance of the event.