The federal budget request process is officially 100 years old. A group of former federal budget officials argues it desperately needs an update.
- Doug Criscitello, former chief financial officer at the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Small Business Administration, said it is necessary to look at the benefits of programs relative to costs as opposed to just costs, in order to remedy the dysfunctional budget process.
- Criscitello said he recommends a more cross-cutting approach that looks across agencies and congressional committees instead of singling out individual agency programs.
- Criscitello said there has been slow and steady progress and that the Biden administration’s fiscal 2022 request moves in the right direction as it includes a four-year vision.