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Friday, October 23, 2009 - 14:55
The Senate Budget Committee has created a new Task Force on Government Performance, according to a press release issued this morning.  To be led by Senator Mark Warner, the task force “will examine the federal government’s management framework and identify...
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Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 15:19
WFED’s Jason Miller reports that the Office of Management and Budget wants to change its stripes and “move away from command and control toward a focus on collaboration.” The old National Performance Review tried do this and failed.  At the time, NPR’s...
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Tuesday, October 20, 2009 - 20:49
The Obama Administration is stepping up its efforts to solicit ideas from employees.  In its first big effort, the SAVE Award (Securing Americans Value and Efficiency), the Office of Management and Budget encouraged employees to submit cost savings ideas. ...
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Friday, October 16, 2009 - 20:00
The issue of poor performers is a perennial topic.  This topic seems to continually top the list of issues the President’s Management Council – comprised of deputy secretaries – wants to address by streamlining the rules.  But a new report by the Merit...
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Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 21:16
Recovery Act guidance from OMB requires agencies to identify the risk associated with each program and develop a plan of action to reduce such risks.  After all, if a program gets 3,100 %  increase in funding, like the home weatherization program did,...
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Tuesday, October 13, 2009 - 20:04
There has been flood of memos and guidance on procurement reform coming out of the White House and OMB in recent months.  But an open call for ideas was launched earlier this month via a collaborative project being undertaken by the General Service Administration,...
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Thursday, October 8, 2009 - 15:31
 Jeff Liebman is the Obama Administration’s point person for its efforts to cut service contract spending by 7 percent – about $40 billion a year – in part by insourcing work that has been outsourced to conractors, according to Federal Times’  Elise Castelli. ...
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Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 15:25
The Office of Management and Budget released new guidelines to agencies to increase  their emphasis on conducting program evaluations.  According to the Washington Post’s Ed O’Keefe in his article, “OMB Wants More Data on Government’s Performance,” OMB’s...
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Tuesday, October 6, 2009 - 19:50
Chief Performance Officer Jeff Zients debuted before an audience of federal managers yesterday at the Excellence in Government Conference 2009, recapping what he has seen and learned during his “listening tour” of the government in his first 100 days...
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Friday, October 2, 2009 - 17:33
While there’s been little open discussion in recent days about the progress of President Obama’s Open Government Directive, the General Services Administration’s quarterly “Intergovernmental Solutions” newsletter has dedicated its latest issue to describing...
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