CAP Goals

 

CAP Goals

Cross-Agency Collaboration: A Case Study of Cross-Agency Priority Goals

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 - 9:30
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Congress granted the executive branch the authority to establish and implement cross-agency initiatives, via the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) Modernization Act of 2010. That law, among other things, requires the Office of Management and Budget to designate “Cross-Agency Priority Goals” for a small handful of mission-support and mission-related areas, covering a four-year period, along with the designation of a goal leader and the requirement for quarterly progress reports.

Open Data Can Make a Difference!

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 - 10:49
Selecting a college can be one of the most expensive choices in life.  But until recently, the information sources to make an informed decision were scattered and of varying quality – rankings in national magazines, word of mouth, brochures from campuses, and the perennial college tours. 

Boosting American Scientific Brain Power

Friday, March 17th, 2017 - 15:58
The new legislation adds to a loosely organized network of continuing federal efforts to boost Americans’ engagement in STEM education.  In fact, President George W. Bush placed a governmentwide emphasis on STEM education in his State of the Union address in 2006 as a part of his national competitiveness agenda.

Digging Out of a Digital Stone Age

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 - 11:17
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 10:10
The Government Accountability Office study went on to note: “Agencies reported 3,427 IT staff employed just to maintain legacy-programming languages, such as COBOL (1,085) and Fortran (613).”  In addition, the Office of Management and Budget recently observed that “43 percent of federal IT projects are reported to be over budget or behind schedule.”

Learning to Share - At Scale!

Thursday, December 1st, 2016 - 10:13
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 09:08
Yes, the federal government launched a shared payroll services operation in 1973 – the National Finance Center – in the Department of Agriculture.  Initially, it served only Agriculture agencies.  Today, it provides payroll services and more for more than 650,000 federal employees in 170 agencies.

How Can Government Buying Match the Best in Business?

Thursday, October 13th, 2016 - 15:09
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 15:04
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Are We There Yet? Progress on CAP Goals

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 - 15:02
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 14:56
 These four-year goals were first announced with the release of the FY 2015 budget back in March. Cobert’s announcement accompanies the first round of statutorily-required quarterly reports on the progress of the 15 Cross-Agency Priority (CAP) goals. 

Cross-Agency Priority Goals: 2014 (Part 1)

Monday, March 10th, 2014 - 16:38
Monday, March 10, 2014 - 16:32
Cross-Agency Priority goals address the longstanding challenge of tackling horizontal problems across vertical organizational silos. 15 Cross-Agency Priority Goals were announced in the 2015 Budget, these include 7 Mission-oriented and 8 Management-focused goals with a four-year time horizon. To establish these goals, OMB solicited nominations from Federal agencies and several Congressional Committees.