Submitted by JKamensky on Thu, 04/02/2020 - 09:56
The Small Business Administration says it will start accepting “paycheck protection” applications from up to 30 million small businesses by April 11. The IRS is anticipated to start sending out stimulus payment checks starting mid-April to about 140 million taxpayers. And there are dozens of other provisions mandating action with impossibly short deadlines – while much of the federal workforce is working from home.
Submitted by JKamensky on Fri, 03/27/2020 - 09:07
Emergency Acquisition Authorities. Federal News Network reports: “At least four agencies have implemented emergency acquisition authorities to make it easier to award contracts to support coronavirus relief efforts.” This includes both micro-purchase thresholds and simplified acquisition thresholds.
Submitted by JKamensky on Thu, 03/26/2020 - 10:04
What needs done to effectively implementing programs to address the COVID-19 funding and response efforts about to be enacted into law? The IBM Center sponsored a number of research reports in the wake of the 2009 Recovery Act. Following is an overview of these reports, with lessons learned, and a perspective as to what might be a governance framework that builds on lessons from that experience and addresses the current environment for ensuring the dollars and programs make a difference for the American people.
Submitted by JKamensky on Fri, 03/20/2020 - 08:30
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Submitted by rgordon on Wed, 03/11/2020 - 08:17
Not having a technology background, I had little appreciation for just how cutting edge we were at the National Performance Review (NPR) – Vice President Al Gore’s reinventing government initiative in the 1990s. But I readily understood the power of letting innovators stretch their imaginations!
Submitted by JKamensky on Thu, 03/05/2020 - 16:16
Partnering Across Branches. NextGov reports: “The General Services Administration announced Tuesday it will partner with the Government Accountability Office to assist Congress’ investigatory arm in launching its nascent technology innovation lab.”
Submitted by rgordon on Thu, 02/27/2020 - 12:37
Legendary Police Commissioner William Bratton presided at one end of the U-shaped table with a podium in the center and two screens behind. A precinct commander for one of the city’s 77 police precincts was at the podium.
Submitted by rgordon on Wed, 02/19/2020 - 08:57
April 23, 1998. A bipartisan summit, of sorts, on the implementation of the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) was being broadcast by C-SPAN and I had been tasked with drafting Vice President Al Gore’s remarks. The summit was hosted by the National Academy of Public Administration and the Council for Excellence in Government and included the House majority leader, Richard Armey, as well as one of GPRA’s lead Senate sponsors, Sen. John Glenn.
Submitted by JKamensky on Tue, 02/11/2020 - 09:14
This team of registered nurses is part of a national network created by the Nurse-Family Partnership -- a 40-year old non-profit that visits the homes of low-income, first-time mothers to help “transform the lives of vulnerable, low-income mothers pregnant with their first child.”