Mike Riggs on the National Drug Intelligence Center and the Trick to Trimming the Federal Budget

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The National Drug Intelligence Center is back in the news, nearly nine months after it closed, thanks to the Office of Management and Budget's decision to include the center in a report about the impact of sequestration. While the National Drug Intelligence Center is not in danger of having its nonexistant budget cut, there are lessons we can learn from the scandal-plagued center's final years. Namely, writes Mike Riggs, how to force bureaucrats to trim their own budgets. 

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