Submitted by cmasingo on Fri, 12/22/2017 - 10:38
Experience from industry practices and industry research regarding personnel security provide interesting insights and lessons learned for government to consider. These findings emerged from a recent roundtable discussion held in November and co-hosted by the IBM Center for The Business of Government and the National Academy of Public Administration. The roundtable intended to help identify commercial benchmarks that can inform government choices.
Submitted by cmasingo on Fri, 12/22/2017 - 10:14
Background. Reform legislation adopted in 2004 in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that restructured the intelligence community included requirements to standardize and better align the background security clearance process across agencies. But in the years that followed, the consolidation efforts took time, culminating in a 2008 presidential directive to improve the process.
Submitted by cmasingo on Fri, 12/22/2017 - 09:44
Submitted by rthomas on Thu, 12/21/2017 - 15:52
Open Gov: Keeping up with what’s going on, on Twitter. A new on-line “daily paper” has been created and dedicated to OpenGov issues. Basically it’s an aggregated news source on paper.li
Submitted by cmasingo on Thu, 12/21/2017 - 11:55
Risk & Reform. In an op-ed for Government Executive, Linda Miller writes: “Making decisions about which programs to eliminate or how to restructure the organizational functions of an agency is a challenge. It’s even more difficult when an agency lacks adequate information on either performance or risk or a mechanism with which to analyze it.”
Submitted by cmasingo on Thu, 12/21/2017 - 11:38
Submitted by cmasingo on Thu, 12/21/2017 - 11:19
Guest Blogger: Lisa Mascolo, Managing Director of U.S. Public Service at IBM Global Business Services.
There is a lot to like in Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin’s recent decision to combine forces with the Defense Department to establish modernized electronic health records (EHRs) for our nation’s veterans. Hopefully, that path goes beyond being the start of better service for those who have served America so well and so ably through personal sacrifice.
Submitted by cmasingo on Thu, 12/21/2017 - 11:17
Restored Faith. FedScoop reports on comments by Cong. Gerry Connelly at a conference, noting: “With agencies now required to report their spending data in compliance with the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, it’s a chance for the federal government to earn some trust from the American people.”
Submitted by cmasingo on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 15:27
Submitted by cmasingo on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 14:11