Innovation

 

Innovation

Leveraging Networks to Meet National Goals: FEMA and the Safe Construction Networks

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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This report analyzes the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) work with the private sector in implementing FEMA's goals via public-private partnerships. The project includes an assessment of FEMA's Project Impact Program. The objective of the study is to assess and compare the achievement of national policy goals through private sector partnerhsip programs. Collaboration: Networks and PartnershipsMissions and Programs

Managing "Big Science:" A Case Study of the Human Genome Project

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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This report reviews the history of management of the National Human Genome Project at the National Institutes of Health, the federal government's largest science project since the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Apollo Project. The Human Genome Project involved scientists around the world "working around the clock" for over 15 years. The study focuses on Project Director Francis Collins, who has overseen the successful completion of several of the Genome Project's goals.

Collaboration: Using Networks and Partnerships

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
As government faces more complex problems, and citizens expect more, the way government delivers services and results is changing rapidly. The traditional model of government agencies administering hundreds of programs by themselves is giving way to one-stop services and cross-agency results. This translation implies collaboration--within agencies; among agencies; among levels of governments; and among the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. The first part of this book describes what networks and partnerships are.

Understanding Innovation: What Inspires It? What Makes It Successful?

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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Public sector innovation may be considered an oxymoron, but for 15 years the Ford Foundation and John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University have been identifying innovative public sector programs at the state, local, federal and tribal government levels through the Innovations in American Government Awards program, funded by Ford and administered by the Kennedy School.

Managing for Results 2005

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
The "managing for results" movement that began in the early 1990s has now reached adolescence and is creating new challenges for government managers. After spending years creating planning and performance-measuring systems, managers and policy makers now need to focus on how to use performance information to make data-driven decisions. Managing Results for 2005 describes--through a series of case studies--the progress being made in federal, state, and local governments in managing for results. Managing for Performance and Results  

Transforming Government: The Revitalization of the Veterans Health Administration

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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This report describes and analyzes the transformation of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), one of the country’s largest organizational transformations in recent years. The goal of the transformation was to create an organization that could provide care as efficiently as leading private-sector health care organizations and that would embrace innovation and continuous quality improvement.

New Ways of Doing Business

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
This book is an invaluable guide to navigating the sometimes controversial changes taking place in the internal operations of government, the delivery of services to citizens, and the delivery of environmental programs. Possibly the most monumental change taking place in our modern government is the lessening allegiance to the old model of in-house, in-departmental performance of tasks.

Entrepreneurial Government: Bureaucrats as Businesspeople

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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This report examines the story of a hardy group of civil servants who are moving away from stodgy, stovepiped, red-tape-ridden bureaucracies to create new business that are in some cases good enough to beat private companies competing for government contracts. These programs -an amalgam of franchise operations, revolving fund reimbursable services, multi-agency contract operators and fee-based service providers- offer lessons for a government determined to run with the efficiency and effectiveness of business. Innovation

Procurement Revolution

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
The ninth book in the IBM Endowment Series on the Business of Government, The Procurement Revolution continues the tradition of timely and vital information dissemination the series has come to stand for. Focusing on the titular revolutionary changes the government has had and will have to make in its approach to procuring goods and services, this book strives to capture the creativity and energy that can and should be brought to government procurement.   

Innovation in the Administration of Public Airports

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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This report examines the innovative approaches taken by five publicly owned and operated airports to adjust to the evolution of America’s air transport system. The study provides examples of how to make public enterprises more efficient, and includes a study of innovation as a critical component of the American transportation system. Innovation