The Business of Government Magazine - Spring 2014 Edition
Six Trends Driving Change in Government: Examples of Agencies Leveraging Change
This Forum offers a primer on each of the six trends and the insights that can help government executives respond more effectively to their mission and management challenges.
From the Managing Editor's Desk
This edition of The Business of Government magazine underscores the importance of correlating short-term decision-making with long-range consequences.
A Conversation with Anthony Fauci, M.D. Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
For more than six decades, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has been at the forefront of research in infectious and immune mediated diseases, microbiology, immunology, and related disciplines.
A Conversation with J. Christopher Mihm, Managing Director, Strategic Issues Government Accountability Office
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) provides the oversight, the insight and the foresight that can assist today’s government leaders to better manage resources, enhance program performance, and forge a path to a more sustainable future.
A Conversation with Vice Admiral Mark Harnitchek, Director, Defense Logistics Agency
The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) provides full-spectrum logistical support to soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, and civilians around the world every day and for every major conflict over the past five decades.
A Conversation with Curtis L. Coy, Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Opportunity, Veterans Benefits Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs manages a portfolio of educational and job training services for eligible veterans to enhance their economic opportunity and successful transition.
Pursuing IT Standardization and Consolidation: Insights from Dave Bowen, Director of Health Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, Defense Health Agency, U.S. Department of Defense
The provision of health services is a critical and significant mission within each branch of the U.S. Military, as well as an integral part of the U.S. Department of Defense’s Military Health System, MHS.
Managing Resources in an Era of Fiscal Constraint and Reform: Insights from Nani Coloretti, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Management, U.S. Department of the Treasury
The U.S. Department of the Treasury seeks to improve performance and operations while managing its resources more effectively and efficiently.
Maximizing the Value of Government IT: Insights from Mary Davie, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Integrated Technology Services, Federal Acquisition Service, U.S General Services Administration
The Office of Integrated Technology Services (ITS) in GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) positions itself as a facilitator and enabler of government IT savings
Promoting the Financial Integrity of the U.S. Government: Insights from Dave Lebryk, Commissioner, Bureau of the Fiscal Service, U.S. Department of the Treasury
The Bureau of the Fiscal Service (BFS) was formed by combining the Financial Management Service (FMS) and the Bureau of the Public Debt (BPD).
Harnessing Evidence and Evaluation: Insights from Kathy Stack, Advisor, Evidence-Based Innovation, Office of Management and Budget
In a climate of fiscal austerity, it is far better to cut programs with minimal impact and improve existing programs, based on evidence from high-quality program evaluations.
Data and Information as Strategic Assets: Insights from Dr. Simon Szykman, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce
Commerce’s leadership has successfully tackled one of the most significant challenges facing senior IT leadership—the requirement for greater empowerment of decision-making to drive efficiencies and improve effectiveness of IT.
Introduction: Perspectives on Federal Acquisition and Complex Contracting
In fiscal year 2012, the federal government acquired $517 billion worth of products through contracts.
Perspectives on Federal Acquisition and Complex Contracting with Professors Trevor Brown and David Van Slyke
Federal Agencies Contract for Goods and Services
Six Trends Driving Change in Government
In a special report, Six Trends Driving Change in Government, the Center has identified a set of trends that correspond to these challenges and drive government change.
Is Moneyball Government the Next Big Thing?
Over the last few years, a critical mass of stakeholders has quietly worked to build evidence-based decision-making into government.
Modernizing the Budget Process to Reflect Modern Technology Realities
Fiscal constraints will challenge government for the foreseeable future.
Learning to Trust Open Data
Champions of open data exist both within government and within industry.
Predictive Policing: Preventing Crime with Data and Analytics
The history of quantitative crime analysis spans centuries. Crime mapping first appeared in the 19th century.
Using Crowdsourcing In Government
There is growing interest in “engaging the crowd” to identify or develop innovative solutions to public problems.
Coordinating for Results: Lessons from a Case Study of Interagency Coordination in Afghanistan
Interagency coordination is an essential element of effective public leadership.