Should Government Reorganize Itself? (Part I)

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012 - 11:35
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 11:29
The Senate hearing focused on recent U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports on duplicative and fragmented programs and the Obama Administration’s efforts to undertake reorganization efforts. 

Creating Networks that Work

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 - 14:06
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 13:03
The President’s FY 2013 budget announced the first set of cross-agency priority goals – seven focus on mission-related goals such as doubling the number of U.S. exports by 2014, and seven focus on mission-support goals, such as closing critical skill gaps in the federal workforce.

Leading the U.S. Government Accountability Office: Insights from Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 - 12:51
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 10:11

CAP Goals: A New Government Acronym (Part 2)

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 - 12:35
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 11:31
CAP GOALS FOR MISSION-SUPPORT FUNCTIONS: CAP Goal 8:  Cybersecurity.  Increase federal information system cybersecurity.By 2014, achieve 95 percent utilization of critical administration cybersecurity capabilities on federal information systems, including strong authentication, Trusted Internet Connections (TIC), and Continuous Monitoring. Goal Leader:  Howard A. Schmidt, U.S. Cybersecurity Coordinator.

CAP Goals: A New Government Acronym (Part 1)

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 - 12:54
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 11:48
OMB identified 14 CAP Goals.  Seven focus on mission-related functions.  Seven focus on mission-support.  All reflect existing initiatives but now have a higher profile.

Transformational Leaders

Monday, January 23rd, 2012 - 16:36
Monday, January 23, 2012 - 15:29
The IBM Center report, “A Leader’s Guide to Transformation:  Developing a Playbook for Successful Change Initiatives,” is by Robert Reisner, the former vice president for strategy at the U.S.

Collaborative Governance in Action

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 - 17:36
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 17:31
A series of separate initiatives to encourage innovative cross-agency and cross-governmental efforts seem to be beginning to connect the dots among themselves.  These include:

A Guide to Collaborative Competencies

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 - 9:41
Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 09:37
The non-profit Policy Consensus Initiative, in collaboration (how fitting!) with the 26-member University Network for Collaborative Governance, have developed a “Guide to Collaborative Competencies.” The guide draws “upon the collective knowledge and vast experience of the Network to provide an overview of the concrete skills needed to initiate and participate in collaborative approaches for public issues.”  The

The Partnership Fund for Program Integrity Innovation: Expanding Ways to Provide Cost-Effective Services

Monday, September 19th, 2011 - 13:56
The Partnership Fund for Program Integrity Innovation

Web-Enabled Coordination

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 - 11:04
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 10:52
Nancy Roberts, in a recent article for Public Administration Review, “Beyond Smokestacks and Silos,” explores “open-source, web-enabled coordination in organizations and networks.” She observes that there are different approaches used when the goal is to coordinate action within organizations vs. when the goal is to coordinate across networks.