Submitted by cmasingo on Thu, 12/21/2017 - 12:03
Submitted by cmasingo on Thu, 12/21/2017 - 11:57
The current White House leaders of these offices have also inherited a capacity first created in the prior Administration that can turn the good ideas of these two offices in to action – the U.S.
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 14:45
As noted in yesterday’s blog on Defense contracting reform, The House Armed Services panel on Defense acquisition reform offered a series of recommendations in five areas in
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 12:25
With little fanfare, the While House announced that 29 agencies launched their Open Government weblinks on schedule (per an OMB directive), on Saturday, February 6th. Virtually all of them also invited citizens to participate in a dialogue on how they could improve their approaches to transparency, participation, collaboration, and innovation.
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 10:53
Profile of Vice Admiral Alan Thompson, Director, Defense Logistics Agency
Submitted by cmasingo on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 10:44
Guest Blogger: Townley Cozad, Associate Partner, Defense & Intelligence, IBM
Even as the United States remains the strongest, most capable military in the world, U.S. leadership in all domains is being challenged by “near-peer” competitors aggressively seeking to close the capability gap. The military calls this “near-peer” (against someone who has similar weapons and abilities) warfare.
Submitted by cmasingo on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 10:28
Clock Is Ticking. In an op-ed for Government Executive, Stan Soloway writes: “While better government management was a major theme of the Trump campaign, a real management agenda—one that is cogent, coordinated, leadership-driven, and focused on improving institutional and mission performance—is not yet in evidence. I’ve been in and around government for more than three decades, across five administrations.
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 10:24
If a tree falls in a forest, did it make a sound?
The November 15th release of federal department and agency annual performance and accountability reports went largely un-noticed. Not a mention in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal or Washington Post (even its Federal Page).
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 09:49
A series of presentations at the annual conference of the National Academy of Public Administration focused on the complicated management challenges all levels of government will be facing upon the passage of any health care reform legislation. As one participant noted: “There’s too much of a view that programs are self-executing and you just need more inspectors general and audits. . . that happened with the Recovery Act.” The consensus seemed to be that this assumption clearly won't work for health care reform!
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 09:07