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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.

Using Administrative Data for Statistical Purposes

Thursday, February 27th, 2014 - 16:14
Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 15:03
The Obama Administration has championed “open data” by encouraging agencies to make a wider range of agency statistical information available to the public.  Its philosophy is “information is a valuable national resource and strategic asset.” To that end, it has issued directives and created a centralized website for data open to the public.

Kathy Stack

Thursday, February 27th, 2014 - 16:06
Kathryn Stack is the Advisor for Evidence-Based Innovation at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, helping Federal agencies to strengthen their capacity to use and build evidence to improve their effectiveness.  From 2005 to July 2013, she was OMB’s Deputy Associate Director for Education, Income Maintenance, and Labor, overseeing budget, policy, legislation, regulations, and management issues concerning the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor, the Social Security Administration, the Food and Nutrition Service of the U.S.

Three Levers for Better Budgeting

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 - 11:09
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 11:04
A timely new book by veteran public finance experts at the International Monetary Fund describes how budget and finance reforms have evolved over the past two decades in more advanced countries.  While their book doesn’t contain any magic formula for success, it does provide a useful context for understanding what is going on in the field.  It also provides some poor comfort for the fact that what the U.S. is facing is not uncommon and that there may be some avenues for being more successful in the future.

The Costs of Budget Uncertainty: Analyzing the Impact of Late Appropriations

Sunday, September 29th, 2013 - 10:43
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This report comes at an especially opportune time, calling attention to the increasingly unpredictable federal budget process and the many challenges it creates for efficient and effective management of federal operations. But even in this environment, federal managers must still deliver services and programs as effectively and efficiently as possible. What steps can they take to do so?

Chuck Prow and Robert Shea

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 - 14:31
Charles Prow is the IBM general manager responsible for the Global Business Services’ (GBS) Public Sector business, which includes federal government, state and local government, and healthcare.  IBM provides a broad portfolio of services to the Public Sector to include:  transformational and strategic consulting; business and operational improvement of supply chain, financial systems, call centers, analytic and optimization solutions and human capital needs; systems integration, hosting, application management, and engineering; infras

Moving Forward on the New Management Agenda

Thursday, August 1st, 2013 - 9:20
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Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 09:15
Earlier this month, President Obama spoke about a new Management Agenda from the Administration.   With the release in late July of OMB Memorandum 13-17 on using evidence and innovation, the foundations of that Agenda are becoming clearer.  A summary of key elements in the Agenda follows, as well as thoughts on further areas for agencies to consider.

Driving Federal Performance: Insights on Creating a Culture of Performance Improvement from Shelley Metzenbaum, former Associate Director for Performance and Personnel Management at the Office of Management and Budget

Friday, July 12th, 2013 - 18:11
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By adopting proven performance management practices, such as ambitious goals set by leaders combined with frequent data-driven reviews, the administration expects federal agencies to continually improve their ability to meet mission and serve citizens.

Five Steps to Building an Evidence-Based Culture in Government

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 - 13:27
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - 13:19
In addition to programmatic initiatives using evidence and rigorous evaluation to make funding decisions, OMB and agencies are undertaking a series of initiatives to build or expand the skills and capabilities of staff to be more evidence- and evaluation-based in their decision making.  In some cases, this requires money; but in many other cases it is a change in how existing work is done.  In addition, an interagency evaluation group focused on youth programs recently posted online a number of programmatic and

Half Empty or Half Full?

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 - 11:39
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 11:31
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is required by law to periodically report on the executive branch’s progress in implementing the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010.  It issued its first “capping” report at the end of June, summing up a series of recent GAO reports on various aspects of the new law.  The report also delivers the results of a new
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