Thursday, March 12, 2009
This report assesses the potential of using application service providers (ASPs) for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of public information and service delivery. Renting application services allows government to use the most advanced...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Mergers and consolidations of government agencies and departments raise significant policy and management dilemmas for public sector leaders. This research project examines the theory and practice of public sector mergers at the federal and state...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This report identifies several best practices of performance-based contracting for general government services (excluding health and human services). The best practices are used to construct several case studies demonstrating the creative combination...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This report presents an overview and history of performance budgeting in the federal government.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
As with the federal government, states and local governments are examining alternatives to the traditional civil service system. This report examines civil service reform programs in Texas, Georgia, and Florida.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This report focuses on seeking out examples of information technology applications that advance the practice of diplomacy. Best practices in government agencies, international organizations and foreign ministries of other countries are highlighted.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This project examines the changing operational challenges faced by today’s public managers as they participate in collaborative undertakings with other governments and the nongovernmental sector. The lessons are derived from experiences in several...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This report analyzes the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) work with the private sector in implementing FEMA's goals via public-private partnerships. The project includes an assessment of FEMA's Project Impact Program. The objective of the...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This report profiles three outstanding local government executives – Robert O’Neill, Jan Perkins, and Phil Penland -- who have served in various local governments over the years. The study profiles the change activities of these city/county managers...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This report addresses the issues of privatization through a study of the Indianapolis privatization and labor-management partnership experience. The study verifies the success of the Indianapolois labor-management partnership and identifies the...

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