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Here are our top picks for Lean Six Sigma news from around the web for the week of September 15, 2014.

Cutting Red Tape: It’s Time To Sweat The Small Stuff

The federal workforce is currently reduced as budget reductions take place. According to Steve Goodrich, federal agencies have become highly inefficient over time. Hiring decisions, procurement actions, and budget approvals are not executed as effectively or efficiently as they should. To streamline government practices, methods such as Lean Six Sigma need to be applied to daily agency operations instead of being looked over.

Building The Perfect Fish Tank 

Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) and Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) representatives are currently partnered in a collaborative effort to review and improve workloads and processes. Joan Sherwood, DCMA director, shares that the team’s improvement methodology is called Business Process Reengineering- a Lean Six Sigma analysis approach.