Submitted by cmasingo on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 11:43
Michael J. Keegan
VA needs money fast for health record program. Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is ready to sign a contract with electronic health records firm Cerner to replace the agency's aging, homegrown Vista system. But to get moving on the deal quickly, VA needs to move some money around. The department wants to move fast, with an initial rollout of the new system planned for 18 months after the contract is signed.
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 rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 08:05
Optimists believe that two data points constitute a trend. So here’s a trend. Ask employees why things don’t work and how to fix them!
Submitted by rgordon on Mon, 06/20/2016 - 06:34
The authors found five major challenges to improving inventory management in the public sector.
Submitted by rgordon on Wed, 09/16/2015 - 10:23
In the mist of tightening budgets, many government agencies are being asked to deliver innovative solutions to operational and strategic problems. One way to address this dilemma is to participate in open innovation. This report addresses two key components of open innovation:
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 Wed, 09/11/2013 - 13:40
In this report, Drs. Lael Keiser and Susan Miller examine the critical role of non-governmental outreach organizations in assisting government agencies to determine benefit eligibility of citizens applying for services. Many non-profits and other organizations help low-income applicants apply for Social Security, Medicaid, and the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP, or food stamps).