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Weekly Roundup: June 12 - 16, 2017

Friday, June 16th, 2017 - 12:28
John Kamensky OMB Burden Reduction. Federal News Radio reports: “The Office of Management and Budget is cleaning out its policy closet and in its first sweep found 59 data reporting requirements that are no longer necessary. . . . Of those 59 requirements, 50 have been rescinded and nine have been modified or suspended for the near future.”

Getting it Done: A Guide for Government Executives

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 - 15:24
Those new to government will find a world very different than their previous experience in other sectors. Those returning to government will find a far different government than the one they left. Both will find a large group of stakeholders, including members of the United States Congress, very interested in every action they take. In addition, you will face the challenge of managing large organizations. If cabinet departments were listed in the Fortune 500, they would occupy slots in the top 20.

Putting Out the Welcome Mat

Monday, November 7th, 2016 - 18:25
Monday, November 7, 2016 - 17:20
A new law signed into law in March requires the White House and agencies to designate government-wide and agency-level transition teams long before the election.  These teams are to help both the outgoing as well as the incoming administrations. What have been their efforts to date, and what can be expected after the election?  

Improving the Framework for Managing Cybersecurity Policy

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 - 10:08
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 09:56
Below are ideas that I shared on this topic yesterday as part of a panel discussion with the White House’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. Background  The policy framework that governs Federal IT with respect to cybersecurity has many pieces. Major laws include:

Shelley Metzenbaum

Friday, June 7th, 2013 - 9:15
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Shelley H. Metzenbaum is the founding President of the Volcker Alliance.
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Mon, 06/10/2013
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Shelley Metzenbaum, Former Associate Director of Performance and Personnel Management, Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

Shelley H. Metzenbaum

Friday, June 7th, 2013 - 9:08
Shelley H. Metzenbaum is the founding President of the Volcker Alliance. She has held several senior positions in federal and state government. Between 2009 and 2013, she served as Associate Director for Performance and Personnel Management at the White House Office of Management and Budget, where she was responsible for setting and implementing the Obama Administration’s approach to improving the performance of federal programs. She previously served as Associate Administrator for Regional Operations and State/Local Relations at the U.S.

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

Hitting the Bull’s Eye

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 - 11:22
As people from coast to coast think long and hard about the best performance measures to use, another crucial question often goes under the radar.  How do we know exactly where to set the targets, against which we’ll gauge the degree of success on a particular issue? And how can those targets help focus our attention on a strategic plan for progress?

Three Ways to Improve @WhiteHouse (or Any Large Communications-intensive Organization)

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011 - 9:55
Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 09:42
The White House Twitter feed recently created a survey and asked followers to submit their opinions on how they liked @WhiteHouse and how the @WhiteHouse team could improve their feed.  Here is a quick list of three suggestions that would improve @WhiteHouse - or any other communications-intensive organization. 1. Use hashtags

Managing Innovation Prizes in Government

Monday, February 7th, 2011 - 12:25
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The use of prizes and awards is a visible element of the Obama Administration’s efforts to promote innovation in government. For example, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has sponsored a competition among federal employees to find cost savings and the White House has created the “challenge.gov” website where federal agencies can pose problems in hopes of getting solutions from the public.  OMB issued guidance to encourage agencies to offer challenges and prizes, as well.