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Managing Resources in an Era of Fiscal Constraint and Reform: Insights from Nani Coloretti, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Management, U.S. Department of the Treasury

Friday, April 11th, 2014 - 11:28
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Clear strategic focus and sound management are essential to the effective stewardship of taxpayer dollars, enabling federal agency decision makers to make tough choices on day-to-day and long-term management challenges.

A Conversation with J. Christopher Mihm, Managing Director, Strategic Issues Government Accountability Office

Friday, April 11th, 2014 - 11:07
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Governments today face serious public management challenges that go to the core of effective governance and leadership, testing the very form, structure, and capacity required to meet these challenges head on. These challenges run the gamut—national security, the aging population, mounting fiscal pressures, and a host of others. Given these challenges, government leaders need to reassess and reprioritizehow they do business. For these leaders it is ultimately about delivering meaningful results and being solid stewards of the public trust.

Six Trends Driving Change in Government: Examples of Agencies Leveraging Change

Thursday, April 10th, 2014 - 14:41
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Since the creation of the IBM Center for The Business of Government over 15 years ago, it has been our goal to help public sector leaders and managers address real-world problems by sponsoring independent, third-party research from top minds in academe and the nonprofit sector.

Agencies Set New Priority Goals

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 - 14:15
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 14:08
The 2010 revision of the Government Performance and Results Act requires federal agencies to identify a limited number of two-year Agency Priority Goals.  These action-oriented goals appear in their recently-released fiscal year 2015 budget proposals and are aligned with their newly released strategic goals and objectives.

Chris Mihm

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 - 14:31
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What are the fiscal, management, and performance challenges facing government executives? What is the goal of GAO's High Risk List and what are some of the key “high risk” areas? How can audit agencies change the way they do business to properly respond to 21st century governance challenges? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Chris Mihm, Managing Director, Strategic Issues, Government Accountability Office.
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What are the fiscal, management, and performance challenges facing government executives? What is the goal of GAO's High Risk List and what are some of the key “high risk” areas? How can audit agencies change the way they do business to properly respond to 21st century governance challenges? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Chris Mihm, Managing Director, Strategic Issues, Government Accountability Office.

Six Trends Driving Change in Government: Examples of Agencies Leveraging Change

Monday, December 16th, 2013 - 14:18
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Monday, December 16, 2013 - 13:13
As we noted in a blog post that introduced Six Trends Driving Change in Government, Government leaders, managers, and stakeholders face major challenges, including fiscal austerity, citizen expectations, the pace of technology and innovation, and a new role for governance.   These challenges influence how government executives lead today, and, more impor­tantly, how they can prepare for the future. 

Trend Six: Leadership

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 - 13:06
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 10:09
Governments today face serious, seemingly intractable public management issues that go to the core of effective governance and leadership -- testing the very form, structure, and capacity required to meet these problems head-on. These challenges run the gamut from the 2008 near-meltdown of the global financial system to the Y2K challenge, pandemics, ending veteran homelessness, and natural or man-made disasters. Many are difficult to anticipate, get out in front of, and handle. In most manifestations, they do not follow orderly and linear processes.

Unpacking the "Black Box" of Incident Reporting

Monday, December 9th, 2013 - 10:15
Monday, December 9, 2013 - 09:12
These days, more detailed, near real-time data can be collected because of improvements in technology and new reporting systems.  However, these more detailed data – if not well-explained and put in context -- can alarm the public and cause political problems, even while improving performance.  Recent examples include:

Incident Reporting Systems: Lessons from the Federal Aviation Administration’s Air Traffic Organization

Friday, December 6th, 2013 - 13:58
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Incident reporting systems are an integral part of many agencies’ operations. For example, the Veterans Health Administration collects data on incidences of errors made during surgeries, the Food Safety and Inspection Service collects data on incidences of errors in meat inspection plants, and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration collects data on incidences of work­place injuries.

Looking ahead at key challenges and opportunities for government

Monday, October 28th, 2013 - 11:35
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Monday, October 28, 2013 - 11:30
The Center’s new report is the result of multiple interviews with government leaders, an assessment of research and reports on challenges and opportunities from the Center and many other sources; and a roundtable involving key government, academic, and industry officials last May.  
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