Submitted by JKamensky on Tue, 05/28/2019 - 14:21
Last year, I met Kendra Parlock, the head of Baltimore’s performance and innovation office, at a periodic informal meeting of local government performance officers in the mid-Atlantic region. I was intrigued by her upbeat update to her fellow local government peers. After all, in the Spring of 2017, Governing magazine raised a warning flag, questioning whether the nearly two decade-old award-winning CitiStat management system in Baltimore, installed by Martin O’Malley, was dying of
Submitted by JKamensky on Fri, 05/24/2019 - 08:24
GAO’s Duplication & Overlap Report. The Government Accountability Office’s ninth annual report: “presents 98 new actions for Congress or executive branch agencies to reduce, eliminate, or better manage fragmentation, overlap, and duplication and achieve other financial benefits.”
Submitted by JKamensky on Mon, 05/20/2019 - 12:50
Interestingly, a hopeful article in Harvard Business Review concludes that in the private sector, “Employees are eager to embrace retraining” and that organizations need to take advantage of this opportunity. My guess is that this is the same in the government.
Submitted by rgordon on Mon, 04/29/2019 - 08:49
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Submitted by JKamensky on Fri, 04/26/2019 - 08:37
AI Transparency, Consistency. Federal News Network reports: “Lynne Parker, the assistant director for artificial intelligence at the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy, speaking Thursday at the National Academy for Public Administration, said her office expects to release an updated National AI R&D Strategic Plan later this spring.”
Submitted by JKamensky on Mon, 04/22/2019 - 10:09
“In the last six months, my supervisor has talked with me about my performance.” was one of the highest rated responses – at 81 percent – in the 2018 governmentwide survey of federal employees. But how did those conversations go?
Submitted by JKamensky on Fri, 04/19/2019 - 09:00
GAO Invests in Science Capacity. Federal News Network reports: “The Government Accountability Office . . . requested a funding increase of $57.8 million more than it received in fiscal 2019, for a total of $647.6 million . . . Part of that increased budget . . .
Submitted by JKamensky on Mon, 04/15/2019 - 17:15
There has been declining participation in the survey. While 598,000 responded last year, that was a bit less than 41 percent of the 1.47 million who were asked to participate.
So, does the survey matter?
Submitted by JKamensky on Fri, 04/12/2019 - 10:14
Submitted by JKamensky on Fri, 04/05/2019 - 12:55
GAO on VA IT. The Government Accountability Office testified on the IT challenges at the Department of Veterans Affairs, noting: “Despite spending over $4 billion annually on IT . . . VA still doesn't have IT systems that fully support critical services—e.g., veterans health care, the Family Caregiver Program, and disability benefits.”