Thursday, March 12, 2009
This report traces the history of public reporting on government performance and how technology now allows government leaders to dramatically expand citizen access to government performance. Lee defines criteria for assessing how well federal, state,...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This project represents a year long partnership between the IBM Endowment for the Business of Government and the University of Maryland School of Public Affairs' Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise. The Center, under the direction of...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This report provides an analysis of the theoretical and practical issues involved in creating a level playing field for public-private competitions. The notion of a level playing field is that governments should create a set of policies and procedures...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This report provides a case study of how one government agency--the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services--has been mandated by Congress to begin competitive bidding in 2006. The mandated...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
The federal government currently administers loan and loan guarantee programs that amount to about $1 trillion of credit outstanding. Credit scoring and loan scoring offer the opportunity for federal credit agencies to devise scoring-based database...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This report explores how managers create a culture of innovation through a comprehensive case study of Phoenix, Arizona, which has been consistently recognized as the best run city in America. Through interviews with Phoenix’s mayor and department...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This report analyzes and evaluates corporate strategic planning employed by the United States Air Force. The study covers the legacy left by the inception of corporate strategic planning in the Air Force in 1994 and identifies how the current leaders...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This report examines federal agencies that have contracted out large scale programs and evaluates their effectiveness. Privatization or outsourcing of services formerly provided in-house have become strategies used by an increasing number of local and...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This report examines the experiences of five federal agencies which are currently running focused initiatives to apply the tools, principles and perspectives of organizational learning. As a program assessment, this study addresses the successes and...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This report assesses the scope and effectiveness of the "managing diversity" initiatives undertaken by many federal agencies. Despite the significant amount of public funding expended on these inititatives, there has been very little systematic...

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