Submitted by rthomas on Fri, 12/22/2017 - 10:51
Improving the cost, quality, and performance of financial management operations and systems is one of the Obama’s administration’s top management priorities. While the financial management community has made significant progress over the years, it continues to face challenges in meeting some of the basic standards for accounting and reporting.
Submitted by rthomas on Fri, 12/22/2017 - 10:47
I left DC at a chilly 25 degrees a couple days ago and arrived in a place with a temperature of 77 degrees with flowers, sunshine, and palm trees. While only on the ground less than 48 hours, it was a treat! I’d never been there before and found quickly that the islanders live in a hilly place, with narrow, windy roads and drive on the left (like the British). And the streets don’t have names or addresses! Fortunately, I didn’t rent a car!
Submitted by rthomas on Fri, 12/22/2017 - 10:40
Submitted by cmasingo on Fri, 12/22/2017 - 10:36
Michael J. Keegan
Does HealthCare.gov have a future? HealthCare.gov is the web-based marketplace where users shop for health plans. It includes a data hub that transmits eligibility information across federal agencies and an identity management system that handles user registration and updates and pings insurance issuers and the exchanges in states that manage their own systems.
Submitted by cmasingo on Fri, 12/22/2017 - 10:22
Submitted by cmasingo on Fri, 12/22/2017 - 10:20
Increasingly, Supreme Audit Institutions in most countries (e.g., the US Government Accountability Office, the UK’s National Audit Office) are allocating a greater share of their resources in order to conduct Performance Audits of government entities. Yet serious academic work examining the methodological foundations of Performance Auditing is conspicuous by its absence in the extant literature on Performance Auditing. In what follows, I will argue that it is time to rethink the Performance Audit Methodology and offer a possible way forward.
Submitted by cmasingo on Fri, 12/22/2017 - 10:18
Michael J. Keegan
How will Trump lead on tech? The businessman turned reality star turned U.S. president clearly has mastered Twitter, but what will his administration mean for broader technology issues.
Submitted by cmasingo on Fri, 12/22/2017 - 10:16
Submitted by cmasingo on Fri, 12/22/2017 - 09:28
Nearly three decades ago, New Zealand pioneered government reforms to make individual single-purpose agencies – a “vertical” solution -- more accountable and effective. While successful, it exacerbated another challenge facing government agencies -- addressing “horizontal” societal problems, i.e., those that span traditional agency boundaries. So, New Zealand undertook a new round of reform in 2012 to address a handful of persistent societal and economic problems by creat
Submitted by rthomas on Thu, 12/21/2017 - 16:38
As previously blogged in this space, one of the most prominent of these studies came from the TechAmerica Foundation, entitled “Government Technology Opportunity in the 21st Century.” A key commission recommendation is to expand the use of rapid, smaller steps to increase the agility in acquisition and program execution. This helps make IT results earlier and more efficient. It also helps identify and manage risk throughout the lifecycle of an IT project. This can help make IT more effective.