Friday, August 4, 2017
Articles from across the Web that we at the IBM Center for The Business of Government found interesting for the week of July 31-August 4, 2017.

Good News: Acquisition Reform Works. Steve Kelman writes in FCW: “cost growth in the development of new weapons systems has slowed.”  He explored “why” and concluded that the acquisition reforms over the past decade has finally made a difference.

Executive Development.  Federal News Radio reports that the Office of Personnel Management has developed a new framework to help SES members plan and track a path of continuous learning and development.

Good News: The DATA Act Story.  In a NextGov column, the key leaders of the federal government’s implementation team for the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act share their secret sauce for how they got it done.

FY 2019 Budget Guidance Is Out. OMB Circular A-11, which details expectations for agency budget development and submission, including timetables, has been updated!  Here’s a link.

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Rodney ScottThis Week’s The Business of Government Radio Show. Important social challenges cross agency boundaries, and working effectively to solve these problems is not easy. Join us as we explore how New Zealand tackles these wicked challenges with Rodney Scott, co-author of the IBM Center report, Interagency Performance Targets: A Case Study of New Zealand’s Results Programme. How have Public Management Reforms evolved in New Zealand? What is the New Zealand Results Programme? What can other governments learn from the New Zealand experience?



Broadcast Schedule: The show airs Monday at 11 a.m., and Friday at 1 p.m. on Federal News Radio 1500AM WFED.


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