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Interagency Performance Targets: A Case Study of New Zealand’s Results Programme

Monday, March 6th, 2017 - 10:32
New Zealand has been a beacon for government reforms for almost three decades. While the New Public Management Reforms of the late 1980s made agencies more efficient and responsive, they also created a new problem; agencies struggled to organize effectively around problems that crossed agency boundaries. New Zealand undertook a new round of reform in 2012 to address ten important and persistent crosscutting problems.

From the Editor's Desk

Monday, July 18th, 2016 - 9:01
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This edition of the Business of Government magazine highlights strong leaders with the right talent who are charged with executing the business of government. These leaders are responsible for a vast array of government missions that comprise a significant chunk of the federal government budget.

Moving Forward with FITARA: Agency CIOs Can Lead Real and Lasting Change

Thursday, November 19th, 2015 - 10:26
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The scenario: A House government oversight subcommittee chairman and ranking member have a strong interest in how agencies are managing technology, in light of a new law that gives agency CIOs more leverage over operations. The subcommittee leaders ask the Government Accountability Office to assess agency performance in key areas, and the subcommittee then takes the assessment and assigns grades that come back with far more Ds and Fs than As and Bs.

Weekly Roundup May 1, 2015

Friday, May 1st, 2015 - 14:24
Friday, May 1, 2015 - 14:19
U.S. CIO Tony Scott: OMB's draft FITARA guidance aims to advance IT reform. OMB released the much-anticipated guidance to reform how agencies buy and manage information technology for public comments. The comment period will remain open until May 30, but federal CIO Tony Scott, in an exclusive Federal News Radio interview, said OMB wants to move on the comments and refinements with a sense of urgency.

Payment Reform in the Healthcare Industry

Thursday, February 5th, 2015 - 11:43
Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 10:34
Among the topics that I discussed in introducing this blog series was healthcare payment reform.

Weekly Round-up: July 25, 2014

Friday, July 25th, 2014 - 10:57
Friday, July 25, 2014 - 10:48
John Kamensky

The Next Four Years: Intelligence Community Reform - Refining not Rebooting

Thursday, October 18th, 2012 - 10:01
Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 09:47
Challenge In the next four years the Executive and Legislative Branches will pick up the recurring question of additional Intelligence Community reform. Did the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 "get it right?", the question goes. Is a sweeping reorganization of the Intelligence Community required to "fix the problem?" Background

Goodbye and Join Us in Our New Location....

Monday, July 23rd, 2012 - 14:31
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Monday, July 23, 2012 - 14:06
After more than two years of blogging on health care reform issues at the IBM Center for The Business of Government, we are continuing the conversation on the University of Maryland's School of Public Policy's website.  Please join our conversation there and read our archived information here on the Center's website.

Revitalizing Public Service: Insights from Max Stier President and CEO, Partnership for Public Service

Friday, May 25th, 2012 - 13:54
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Today the country faces challenges of unprecedented complexity, from guiding an economy through crisis to expanding healthcare coverage. To meet these and a myriad of other challenges will require transforming the way government works while also inspiring the best and brightest to choose public service.

The Pains and Pleasures of Restructuring

Monday, June 27th, 2011 - 11:23
As John Thomasian, director of the NGA Center for Best Practices told us, “They’ve not just been streamlining government because it’s a luxury but because it was a necessity.” In fact, according to the NGA Center,  in 2009 and 2010, “At least 15 states conducted government wide efficiency reviews to identify areas of state government that can be made more efficient and less costly; at least 18 states have reorganized agencies.”
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