Submitted by rthomas on Thu, 12/21/2017 - 13:58
At a time when the Office of Management and Budget
is asking federal executives and managers to place even more attention on performance management activities, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration has released a scanning study of how transportation agencies in Australia, Great Britain, New Zealand and Sweden apply performance management. “Linking Transportation Performance and Accountability”
documents how transportatio
Submitted by rthomas on Thu, 12/21/2017 - 13:53
OMB and Congress are demanding agencies to rein in spending. Is there a way to do more with less? According to a new IBM Center report, the answer may be “yes.”
Submitted by cmasingo on Thu, 12/21/2017 - 09:27
Most governments around the world are working on improving the performance of their government agencies. It is clear that the ‘performance’ of a country’s government has emerged as a key determinant of the competitive advantage of nations. The race among nations is being won not by those nations that have more resources or ideas. Rather, the outcome of this race among nations is largely determined by how effectively nations use their resources and how well they implement good ideas and policies. This task is usually achieved by a performance management system in the government.
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 14:05
Collaboration is one of the key elements of President Obama’s signature Open Government Initiative. However, federal agencies’ Open Government Plans don’t seem to address it very well. But collaboration expert Russ Linden says “collaboration is vital, difficult, and learnable.” And he’s written a book that makes all three of these points.
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 14:02
On Monday, President Obama signed an executive order creating a new White House advisory board to be populated by corporate executives who will provide cutting-edge best management practices to their government counterparts.
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 13:59
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 13:58
This week the General Services Administration (GSA) is hosting its 49th annual Interagency Resources Management Conference. An estimated 300 Chief Acquisition Officers, Chief Financial Officers, Chief Information Officers, Chief Human Capital Officers, Inspectors General, program managers and other senior executive leaders are attending. It is the most well known government-wide, government-only conference where leaders delve into emerging management issues and how they are being confronted.
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 13:56
. . . Both the White House and the Open Government advocacy groups plan to assess them. No good deed goes unnoticed!
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 13:54
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 13:52
Next week, agency Open Government Plans are due to the Office of Management and Budget.