Tuesday, October 20, 2009
The Obama Administration is stepping up its efforts to solicit ideas from employees. In its first big effort, the SAVE Award (Securing Americans Value and Efficiency), the Office of Management and Budget encouraged employees to submit cost savings ideas.
Friday, October 16, 2009
The issue of poor performers is a perennial topic. This topic seems to continually top the list of issues the President’s Management Council – comprised of deputy secretaries – wants to address by streamlining the rules. But a new report by the Merit...
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Recovery Act guidance from OMB requires agencies to identify the risk associated with each program and develop a plan of action to reduce such risks. After all, if a program gets 3,100 % increase in funding, like the home weatherization program did,...
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
There has been flood of memos and guidance on procurement reform coming out of the White House and OMB in recent months. But an open call for ideas was launched earlier this month via a collaborative project being undertaken by the General Service Admini
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Jeff Liebman is the Obama Administration’s point person for its efforts to cut service contract spending by 7 percent – about $40 billion a year – in part by insourcing work that has been outsourced to conractors, according to Federal Times’ Elise Caste
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
The Office of Management and Budget released new guidelines to agencies to increase their emphasis on conducting program evaluations. According to the Washington Post’s Ed O’Keefe in his article, “OMB Wants More Data on Government’s Performance,” OMB’s.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Chief Performance Officer Jeff Zients debuted before an audience of federal managers yesterday at the Excellence in Government Conference 2009, recapping what he has seen and learned during his “listening tour” of the government in his first 100 days...
Friday, October 2, 2009
While there’s been little open discussion in recent days about the progress of President Obama’s Open Government Directive, the General Services Administration’s quarterly “Intergovernmental Solutions” newsletter has dedicated its latest issue to describi
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Happy New (Fiscal) Year 2010! Have you made your New Year's Resolution yet? If not, here is an idea . . . When I was working for Vice President Gore’s National Partnership for Reinventing Government in the 1990s, we were encouraged to craft personal...
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
There were lots of complaints that the initial Recovery.Gov website was not very helpful. That’s changed. The newly-refreshed website now has lots of new ways of finding and looking at information that is due to pour in next month when the first quarter

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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