Submitted by TFryer on Thu, 01/18/2018 - 13:42
The evolution of technology tools and the use of social media has dramatically lowered the technical and bureaucratic barriers to working more collaboratively. In the first days of his administration, President Obama publicly placed a premium on the use of collaboration.
Submitted by evalery on Fri, 01/05/2018 - 17:18
Monday, October 2, 2000 - 09:00
Submitted by sfreidus on Fri, 01/05/2018 - 14:46
Former Vice Presidential National Security Advisor Leon Fuerth, working with Evan Faber, has released a white paper that has been a decade in the making. The paper describes how the federal government is increasingly facing challenges of greater complexity that demand faster action than the current institutional structures can respond to effectively.
Submitted by sfreidus on Fri, 01/05/2018 - 13:01
In only four cases since 1975 has Congress passed all appropriation bills before the beginning of the fiscal year. In some years, like 1996, inaction led to agencies suspending operations. This year, Congress adopted a six-month Continuing Resolutionfor all fiscal year 2013 appropriation bills, delaying final decisions until March 31st. What do these kinds of delays mean for how agencies manage their monies and op
Submitted by sfreidus on Thu, 01/04/2018 - 16:32
Twenty years ago, federal agencies typically did not have senior executives leading key mission support functions such as finance, technology, acquisition, or workforce. Over those two decades, Congress created a series of “chief” positions, reflecting trends in the private sector – chief financial officers, chief information technology officers, chief acquisition officers, and chief human capital officers. They recently added performance improvement officers but without the “chief” title.
Submitted by sfreidus on Thu, 01/04/2018 - 10:20
Submitted by sfreidus on Thu, 01/04/2018 - 10:10
requests for fiscal year 2014, which is called OMB Circular A-11.
Submitted by sfreidus on Wed, 01/03/2018 - 16:15
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) works for Congress and is a big proponent of performance-informed decision making. So they’ve written a practical report on how Congress can effectively use performance information produced by federal agencies to make better decisions. And they’ve illustrated the report with three examples of where congressional committees, over a period of years, used performance information to guide key decisions in diverse areas such as immigration, HIV/AIDs, and improper payments.
Submitted by sfreidus on Wed, 01/03/2018 - 16:08
where he has left a lasting mark.
I’ve worked with Jonathan directly or indirectly over the past 30 years. His retirement is a good inflection point from which to look back at what he has contributed during the course of his career of public service as well as his role as executive director of the IBM Center for The Business of Government.
Submitted by sfreidus on Wed, 01/03/2018 - 14:18
While there are debates as to whether the Recovery Act saved the economy or not, the one thing that has not been in the headlines was the way federal agency leaders implemented more than 200 programs that were used to distribute the money.