Accountability

 

Accountability

Making Government’s Massive Programs Work: Now It’s the Law

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 - 10:13
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Co-Author: Roger Kodat, Project Director, National Academy of Public Administration In addition to managing ongoing programs, the federal government increasingly is called upon to undertake large, complex initiatives and to adapt and improve existing programs in a rapidly changing environment.

Interagency Performance Targets: A Case Study of New Zealand’s Results Programme

Monday, March 6th, 2017 - 10:32
New Zealand has been a beacon for government reforms for almost three decades. While the New Public Management Reforms of the late 1980s made agencies more efficient and responsive, they also created a new problem; agencies struggled to organize effectively around problems that crossed agency boundaries. New Zealand undertook a new round of reform in 2012 to address ten important and persistent crosscutting problems.

Leaders Speak: Dr. David Shulkin on Reforming the Delivery of Veterans Healthcare

Monday, November 21st, 2016 - 11:49
Monday, November 21, 2016 - 10:32
The mission of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs was borne from the immortal words of Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural address: to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphan. The Veterans Health Administration embodies that promise of a grateful nation -- providing quality health care that Veterans have earned through their service and sacrifices. Although the covenant with Veterans is immutable, healthcare evolves and so must VHA.

Weekly Roundup: April 4 - 8, 2016

Friday, April 8th, 2016 - 10:03
Friday, April 8, 2016 - 09:59
John Kamensky

Karen Lee

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 - 10:56
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What are the requirements of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 (Data Act)? How is the Data Act being implemented? What are some of the key challenges in implementing the Data Act? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and much more.
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Mon, 11/30/2015
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What are the requirements of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 (Data Act)? How is the Data Act being implemented? What are some of the key challenges in implementing the Data Act? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and much more.

Implementing the DATA Act: Encouraging Signs

Monday, May 5th, 2014 - 9:47
Monday, May 5, 2014 - 09:30
The new law gives agencies three years to implement a set of new reporting requirements to track federal spending, but it will be unbelievably complex – requiring changes in federal regulations, and in the written terms of every federal grant, contract, and loan agreement of $25,000 or more.  These changes will likely cascade to agreements between states and localities with their sub-grantees and sub-contractors, as well.  Congressional sponsors of the legislation told the Administration “we’re going to hol

Trend 1: Performance

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 - 13:51
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 12:07
But it has been a long road.  In 2011, two European academics conducted a meta-analysis of 519 studies on performance-oriented management reforms undertaken across Europe in the previous two decades to determine if they resulted in improved processes, outputs, or outcomes.  They concluded the answer was “yes,” but not a resounding “yes.”  Their analyses showed 68 percent of the studies found improvements in administrative processes and activities, 44 percent in programmatic

New Thinking in Accountability

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 - 13:01
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 12:58
Recent legislation imposes new accountability requirements in the form of more reporting, for example, on spending on conferences; and pending legislation would require even more details about spending, across the board.

Steve Kempf, Commissioner, GSA's Federal Acquisition Service on The Business of Government Hour

Monday, February 27th, 2012 - 23:53
Monday, February 27, 2012 - 22:03
FAS Commissioner Steve Kempf on the value of a centralized provider as GSA: Challenges facing GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service

OMB Unveils Its Performance.Gov Website

Thursday, August 25th, 2011 - 9:28
Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 09:23
The Bush website provided links to key management initiatives, such as the President’s Management Agenda Scorecard, a list and bios of top political appointees, and a set of agency examples of best practices. That site was called Results.gov.