An Early Evaluation of NOAA’s Habitat Matrix Program

January 2009 - Like many other federal agencies, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) strives to fully meet its performance and accountability responsibilities to the Congress and the American people.

Putting Community First: A Promising Approach to Federal Collaboration for Environmental Improvement: An Evaluation of the Community Action for a Renewed Environment Demonstration Program

May 2009 - This report is an independent evaluation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) Demonstration Program, a community-driven process that uses the best available data to help communities set priorities and take action on their greatest environmental risks.

Governance Challenges and the Financial Crisis: Seven Key Questions

June 2009 - In the midst of a global economic crisis, the federal government responded on an unprecedented scale and scope, with injections of trillions of dollars into financial markets, infusions of cash to troubled industries, state and local governments, and people in need.