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Creating Risk-Responsive Frameworks

Monday, September 15th, 2014 - 16:35
Monday, September 15, 2014 - 16:32
Other federal agencies also face a wide range of risks.  Some are external, others are internal.  Some are financial (such as having to deal with managing under Sequester or the market impact on external investments in pension funds, which could affect federal pension guarantees).  Some are operational, such as those faced by FERC, or cybersecurity threats, or even insider threats.  And some are reputational, such as the recent accusations of Patent Office telework abuse, or the General Services Administration’s lavish conferences scandal.

Reflections on government excellence on the anniversary of 9/11

Thursday, September 11th, 2014 - 14:26
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Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 14:17
First, a reflection of events from Sep 11, 2001:  I was the career deputy advisor for OMB on IT and E-Government issues.  On that day, our office was working closely with the Council for Excellence in Government (CEG) to host a meeting of international IT leaders – one of the early meetings of CIOs and equivalent executives from multiple countries, done in partnership with CEG (which for many years led government, industry, academia, non-profits, and civil society groups generally on technology and management excellence initiatives).

Steve VanRoekel

Thursday, September 4th, 2014 - 11:45
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How are federal agencies delivering smarter information technology (IT) services? What are agencies doing to deliver value in federal IT investments? How are agencies using data-driven reviews to enhance IT performance? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Steve VanRoekel, Federal CIO & Administrator for E-Gov, Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
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Mon, 09/22/2014
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How are federal agencies delivering smarter information technology (IT) services? What are agencies doing to deliver value in federal IT investments? How are agencies using data-driven reviews to enhance IT performance? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Steve VanRoekel, Federal CIO & Administrator for E-Gov, Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

Steve VanRoekel

Thursday, September 4th, 2014 - 11:43
Steven was appointed as the second United States Chief Information Officer by President Obama on August 5th, 2011. In this role, he is spearheading a transformation in the Federal Government’s use of technology by “Innovating with Less”. VanRoekel is driving savings and promoting innovation across the Federal IT portfolio by upgrading our nation’s cyber security capabilities, creating new open data policies, fostering delivery of mobile services to citizens, consolidating data centers, and promoting the Government’s transition to cloud computing.

Creating Organizational Self-Defense

Monday, August 25th, 2014 - 13:25
Monday, August 25, 2014 - 13:22
So-called scandals seem to be more prevalent these days, ranging from seemingly dishonest reporting of telework hours at the Patent Office or veterans hospital access wait times, to the safety of CDC labs,

The "-Stat" Movement Turns Twenty

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 - 11:32
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 11:27
Since 2001, Dr. Behn has visited dozens of governmental organizations that are using the PerformanceStat model – some well, and some poorly.  His bold objective was to answer the research question of whether PerformanceStat really makes a difference in improving performance, and how it works.  In short, his answer is:  it depends, and it’s complicated.

Goal Leaders: An Innovation That Works

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 - 16:57
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 16:52
Background.  Early in the Obama Administration, OMB announced an initiative to create a small handful of High Priority Performance Goals in each agency, as a replacement for the Bush Administration’s

New: Progress Reports on Agency Priority Goals

Monday, July 7th, 2014 - 9:56
Monday, July 7, 2014 - 09:53
The Obama Administration in 2009 directed agencies to identify a small handful of priorities that they would commit to achieving in a two-year timeframe.  This initiative was embedded into the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010.  Agencies are required to identify priority goals and report on their progress quarterly.  In late June, agency progress reports were posted on the governmentwide performance.gov website.

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. 

Harnessing Evidence and Evaluation: Insights from Kathy Stack, Advisor, Evidence-Based Innovation, OMB

Thursday, June 12th, 2014 - 11:40
Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 09:00
The federal government spends tens of billions annually on social programs with modest or poor results. In other cases, billions have been spent on programs and funding streams while little rigorous evidence exists about program outcomes.