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Wednesday, June 30, 2010
OMB and Congress are demanding agencies to rein in spending. Is there a way to do more with less? According to a new IBM Center report on Earned Value Management (EVM), the answer may be “yes.”
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Tuesday, June 29, 2010
OMB released new guidance to shift agencies from focusing on planning and reporting their performance to using their performance information to make decisions. It significantly changes how agencies prepare their GPRA-required plans and reports.
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Tuesday, June 22, 2010
The White House and OMB have released a blizzard of cost-cutting memos and directives in recent weeks. Agency leaders are understandably overwhelmed! Here’s a handy checklist of the top dozen initiatives.
Friday, June 18, 2010
President Obama issues a memo directing that a Do Not Pay List be established to stop improper and erroneous payments before they go out.
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Thursday, June 17, 2010
The state of Minnesota has created a Collaborative Governance Council to increase collaboration between state and local government. Might this approach be an inspiration for the federal government?
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Wednesday, June 16, 2010
The House passes amendments to the Government Performance and Results Act. The bill will require quarterly assessments of performance of agency high priority performance goals and put the job of "performance improvement officer" into law, along with the "
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Friday, June 11, 2010
Congress recently breathed life into the old Administrative Conference of the U.S., an obscure agency with a lot of impact in how agencies did their administrative work. The new chair, Paul Verkuil, has big plans for what it might do.
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Thursday, June 10, 2010
OMB has directed agencies to identify low priority programs. How might agencies go about identifying them? Use Open Gov and ask their customers!
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
OMB released specific guidance to agencies on how they should prepare their budget submissions to OMB, which are due September 13. Here are some details the main stream media didn't cover (and probably for good reason!)
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
I’d like to be the first to say to Twitter’s new employee: welcome to the party, but don’t get comfortable. Here are five things I’d like to see Twitter do to make itself more useful to government, and more useful to citizens:

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Center Blog Series

The Center maintains several blog series written by our Fellows and those in academia and the nonprofit world.  Our blog series include:

Improving Outcomes in Government through Data and Intelligent Automation by The IBM Center for The Business of Government and the Partnership for Public Service

Distance Work in the Time of COVID by John Kamensky

Community Resilience and Reshaping Government during COVID by Donald F. Kettl

Managing Risk in the Public Sector by Dan Chenok and Michael J. Keegan

Business of Government Stories (the people behind the management evolution) by Dan Chenok, John Kamensky, and guest authors

State and Local Government Best Practices by Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene

Government Performance Management - a video series by Praja Trivedi

Cross-Agency Priority Goals by John Kamensky

Behavioral Science Best Practices by John Kamensky