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Commentary on Dr. Alan Schmid's Paper

by

Dr. Jim Tozzi, Former Director
Systems Analysis Group

     "Effective Public Policy and the Government Budget: a Uniform Treatment of Public Expenditures and Public Rules" was authored by Dr. Alan Schmid, a Visiting Professor to the Office of the Secretary of the Army, and it suggests a regulatory agenda for the activities of the Office of the Secretary of the Army. This seminal article, which contributed to the development of centralized review of regulations, had two important impacts.

(1) The article was instrumental in initiating Systems Analysis Group review of the Army Corps of Engineers' regulations, as opposed to earlier emphasis on economic review of the Corps' civil works projects.


(2) The article laid the foundation for having members of the Systems Analysis Group establish and manage the Quality of Life Review process within the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

     This article was also included in congressional oversight hearings conducted by Senator William Proxmire on Planning, Programming, and Budgeting Systems.

     As noted above, the experiences of the Systems Analysis Group were instrumental in developing the detailed procedures for the Quality of Life Review. Such activities helped establish the Systems Analysis Group's preeminence in this field and contributed to its alleged "usurping of the authority of the Chief of the Army Corps of Engineers," which ultimately led to the Group's abolition by an Act of Congress.

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