Submitted by rgordon on Fri, 10/12/2018 - 11:31
At any given moment in time, governments in the United States and around the globe carry out key missions in service of their citizens, learn from and engage with partners in other sectors, and act as cost-effective stewards of public resources. The countless positive daily actions of government leaders go largely unrecognized amidst a constant focus on the highly visible but far smaller set of challenges and problems faced by the public sector.
Submitted by JKamensky on Fri, 10/12/2018 - 09:21
Submitted by JKamensky on Fri, 10/05/2018 - 15:33
Submitted by rgordon on Tue, 09/25/2018 - 11:35
We are told that innovation is the process of improving or adapting a service, product, or system in order to deliver better results and create value. It turns out that most innovations are the result of the curiosity of employees, not the creation of an innovation office staffed by specialized “innovators.”
Submitted by rgordon on Tue, 09/18/2018 - 09:03
Last year, The Economist wrote that “data is the new oil.” And in the government, this perspective is increasingly reflected in its priorities. For example, the current Administration has made the development and implementation of a Federal Data Strategy a key element in its management reform efforts in coming years.
Submitted by JKamensky on Fri, 09/07/2018 - 07:52
VA’s Priority: Customer Service. Federal News Radio writes: “As one of the leading agencies in the Trump administration’s campaign to improve customer service, the Veterans Affairs Department sees potential in using artificial intelligence to get a handle on the hundreds of thousands of calls it receives daily from veterans seeking care.”
Submitted by JKamensky on Wed, 09/05/2018 - 09:09
The use of data-driven meetings was popularized in the mid-1990s by the New York City police department, which dubbed them “CompStat” meetings. These meetings were seen to contribute to a significant drop in crime and was eagerly replicated by other cities (Citi-Stat) and a number of states (State-Stat). Harvard professor Bob Behn studied this phenomenon and wrote a book about “
Submitted by JKamensky on Fri, 08/31/2018 - 09:18
Submitted by JKamensky on Fri, 08/24/2018 - 13:47
Pentagon’s First CDO. FedScoop reports: “In a move highlighting the importance of data within the federal government’s largest agency, the Department of Defense recently hired its first chief data officer. . . . Michael Conlin, former CTO for U.S. public sector at DXC Technology, has stepped in to fill this role. He started the job July 30.”
Submitted by JKamensky on Tue, 08/14/2018 - 14:32
The steady trend towards the increased use of cooperation and collaboration is happening against a backdrop of historically stove-piped programs and built-in institutional conflict, between and within agencies. Coordination is seen as good and conflict as bad. But can interagency conflict be good?