Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 12:13
The Department of Veterans Affairs, like HUD, is undertaking significant transformation efforts with congressional support. Its initial “Transformation 21” plan was framed around its fiscal year 2010 budget. Subsequently, more is on the way, but it has not yet been fully released.
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 12:02
Profile of Rear Admiral Christine Hunter, M.D. Deputy Director, TRICARE Management Activity
Submitted by cmasingo on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 11:14
FEMA’s Resilience Reset. RouteFifty reports: “State and local governments should own the disaster recovery process by creating integrated, outcome-based mitigation plans like Puerto Rico post-Hurricane Maria, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s administrator said Thursday at a congressional hearing on Capitol Hill.”
Submitted by cmasingo on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 10:52
Disaster Response: Brings Out the Best in Feds. Government Executive covered the SES Rank Awards ceremony. Both SBA Administrator Linda McMahon and Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Elaine Duke praised the dedication and response of thousands of career civil servants to the three major hurricanes in recent months.
Submitted by rgordon on Wed, 11/04/2015 - 15:12
On behalf of the IBM Center for The Business of Government, we are pleased to present this report, Beyond Business as Usual: Improving Defense Acquisition through Better Buying Power, by Zachary S Huitink and David M Van Slyke, Syracuse University.
Submitted by rgordon on Mon, 11/11/2013 - 15:04
Today’s senior managers are tempted to begin analytics programs before determining the mission-essential questions they are seeking data to answer. Older data-based analytics efforts often grew out of the discoveries of line employees who made connections and saw patterns in data after receiving new software or hardware that helped them make sense of what they were studying.
Submitted by rgordon on Tue, 10/08/2013 - 11:29
This report focuses on interagency coordination and thus differs from many earlier IBM Center reports that have examined the use of collaboration. Dr. Strimling Yodsampa notes that, when agencies collaborate, they work side by side toward a shared goal. When they coordinate, they still maintain their organizational autonomy and independence of action, but they deliberately align resources, capabilities, strategies, and implementation in support of shared goals.
Submitted by rgordon on Tue, 10/16/2012 - 14:23
In our 2011 report on analytics use in the federal government, "From Data to Decisions: The Power of Analytics," we wrote about the tremendous budget pressures federal agencies face at a time when there is great public demand for government to be more effective and efficient. This report’s release sparked an overwhelmingly positive response from agency leaders and federal performance management practitioners who asked, “Where do we go from here?
Submitted by rgordon on Sat, 10/06/2012 - 14:22
In Robert Gates, former secretary of defense, and Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, Professor Lambright has identified two outstanding government leaders who both led transformation initiatives in their organizations.
Submitted by rgordon on Tue, 09/18/2012 - 10:33
Declared wars start and stop, but the conflicts between nations and groups around the world simmer continuously and boil over frequently. Speaking to the Air War College class in 1992, then CIA Director Robert Gates said, “We must expect continuing radical change and upheaval around the world – at times promising, at times frightening – before the form and patterns of a new era settle into place.” Two decades later, it is not entirely clear what the form and patterns of this new century are.