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The New Federal Performance System

Monday, April 15th, 2013 - 11:40
Monday, April 15, 2013 - 08:32
The President’s fiscal year 2014 budget was released last week and emphasizes the creation of “a culture of performance improvement.”  This is also the theme of a new  IBM Center report, by University of Wisconsin professor Donald Moynihan who is a close observer of the international performance movement.

The New Federal Performance System: Implementing the GPRA Modernization Act

Thursday, April 11th, 2013 - 11:45
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In this report, Professor Moynihan describes the evolution of the federal performance management system over the past 20 years since the passage of the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA). He reports recent progress in achieving meaningful performance results within targeted pro­grams and describes anticipated future changes over the next few years as a result of the new requirements of the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010, which significantly amended the earlier law.

Weekly Round-up: March 8, 2013

Friday, March 8th, 2013 - 10:58
Friday, March 8, 2013 - 09:45
Dan Chenok

The Business of Government Sequestration Resource Center

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 - 13:32
This Resource Center includes links to official government sources that describe the sequestration and related guidance.  It includes links to relevant IBM Center reports and other resources that would be helpful to agencies in coping and managing with funding reductions. Relevant IBM Center Reports and Resources

A Conversation with Danny Werfel, Controller Office of Federal Financial Management, Office of Management and Budget

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013 - 16:12
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Good government; that is, government fiscally responsible to its people, has in its charge making operations more responsive, efficient, and accountable, getting rid of waste and saving money. In an era of tight budgets, this charge has taken on significance beyond the fundamentals to encompass the government-wide improvement of financial management.

Getting It Done: A Guide for Government Executives

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 - 11:33
Four years ago, the IBM Center for The Business of Government released a book to guide new government executives, especially new political appointees. The goal of the book was to quickly acclimate new government executives to the world of public service as practiced in Washington, D.C.

Center’s Guide for New Leaders Across Government Now Available

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 - 10:34
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Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 09:31
Four years ago, the IBM Center for The Business of Government released a book to guide new government executives, especially new political appointees. The goal of the book was to quickly acclimate new government executives to the world of public service as practiced in Washington, D.C.

What's the Recipe for Good (Collaborative) Relationships?

Monday, February 11th, 2013 - 11:11
Monday, February 11, 2013 - 10:04
With Valentine’s Day approaching, there are all sorts of advice columns about improving relationships.  Well, A new IBM Center report by Dr. Jane Fountain, Implementing Cross-Agency Collaboration: A Guide for Federal Managers, offers advice on successful cross-agency relationships.  She says there is a recipe for success, but that it depends on a number of factors.

Implementing Cross-Agency Collaboration: A Guide for Federal Managers

Thursday, February 7th, 2013 - 15:22
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This report provides useful insights into how the government can proceed in creating effective cross-agency collaborations that can improve outcomes significantly.

Mapping the Government

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 - 12:43
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 11:37
The National Geographic periodically publishes updated maps of the contours of the U.S. but there is no institution that takes on a similar task, updating the contours of the ever-changing federal government.   However the Administrative Conference has recently updated a long-forgotten “map” last prepared by the Congressional Research Service in 1980.  The authors are David Lewis and Jennifer Selin, of Vanderbilt University.
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