Robert Goldenkoff is a Senior Advisor on the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy project. Robert has over 30 years of federal program evaluation experience. He recently retired from the federal service. In his most recent role he was a Director on GAO’s Strategic Issues team where he led reviews of strengthening federal personnel policies and programs, as well as ways of improving the cost-effectiveness of the federal statistical system. He was also an adjunct faculty member of GAO’s Learning Center. Outside of GAO, Robert serves on the Advisory Board of the George Washington University’s Trachtenberg School of Public Affairs and Public Administration, and his articles on management, science policy, and other subjects have been published in various journals. He received his B.A. (political science) and Master of Public Administration degrees from the George Washington University, and was a Presidential Management Fellow.