Submitted by rthomas on Thu, 12/21/2017 - 14:17
Harvard professor Bob Behn calls the various “-stat” systems used across the country “Performance-Stat.” This includes the New York City CompStat, Baltimore’s CitiStat, and Maryland’s State-Stat, as well as Montgomery County’s County-Stat system.
Submitted by rthomas on Thu, 12/21/2017 - 13:41
OMB released specific guidance to agencies on how they should prepare their budget submissions to OMB, which are due September 13. The key element being that agencies should submit requests that would be 5 percent below what was estimated for FY 2012 when OMB submitted the president’s FY 2011 budget in February. There have been good stories on this in the Washington Post and
Submitted by rthomas on Thu, 12/21/2017 - 13:37
I saw an intriguing article
in Government Computer News
, by Alice Lipowicz, on how the departments of Agriculture, Homeland Security, the National Defense University, and the Air Force are getting together to create a government-only 3-D “virtual world” where they could conduct training and joint exercises. Paulette Robinson, dean of NDU’s “iCollege,” told GCN “Webinars are boring,” and that the immersive experience of bringing people together on-line can be dramatically improved.
Submitted by cmasingo on Thu, 12/21/2017 - 13:24
Submitted by cmasingo on Thu, 12/21/2017 - 13:14
Discoveries like these are an entrepreneur’s dream, but they live in a different world than the scientists who develop these technologies. And their paths rarely cross. How can this dynamic be changed so discoveries move from the lab to markets more quickly, and don’t remain “a lamp under a bushel basket?”
Submitted by cmasingo on Thu, 12/21/2017 - 13:07
Submitted by cmasingo on Thu, 12/21/2017 - 13:04
Today, we are more likely to talk about PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and related mental health issues such as alcohol and substance use as they are recognized medical conditions with effective treatments available. Since September 11, 2001, more than 2.69 million troops have returned from deployments to Iraq or Afghanistan.
Submitted by cmasingo on Thu, 12/21/2017 - 13:01
Submitted by cmasingo on Thu, 12/21/2017 - 12:54
Submitted by cmasingo on Thu, 12/21/2017 - 12:48
As of 2015, foreign firms had invested more than $3.1 trillion in the U.S. over the years, with a record-high of $348 billion that year alone. However, its overall share of global trends in foreign investments declined when compared to the pre-recession period of 1999-2008. So, how can this trend be reversed? One key strategy has been to enlist the federal government as both a promoter and a one-stop shop for foreign investors.