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Weekly Roundup May 29, 2015

Friday, May 29th, 2015 - 16:50
Friday, May 29, 2015 - 16:22
John Kamensky Best Apps in Government.  NextGov reports: ”At trade group ACT-IAC’s second annual Mobility Application Fair, agencies such as the Federal Communications Commission and the Small Business Administration competed for titles including ‘Most Innovative App.’”  And the winners are . . . {see link}

Weekly Roundup May 15, 2015

Friday, May 15th, 2015 - 17:17
Friday, May 15, 2015 - 16:14
Dan Chenok OMB Deputy Director Beth Cobert discusses importance of #SES #leadership to government performance @ombpress. http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/05/obama-management-chief-senior-execs-must-set-tone-better-performance/112834/?oref=river

FITARA Guidance Moves Forward

Friday, May 15th, 2015 - 11:33
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Friday, May 15, 2015 - 11:07
OMB conducted a broad set of internal and external outreach meetings to draft the guidance, and is now taking comments  on that draft. OMB strongly encourages substantive comments to be sent today to allow for careful consideration of early feedback.  This process could be a model for OMB guidance in other areas.

Dr. Shantanu Agrawal on Combating Fraud, Waste & Abuse in Healthcare

Thursday, May 14th, 2015 - 12:27
Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 11:30
The U.S. was projected to spend $3.1 trillion dollars on healthcare generating billions of claims from healthcare service and product providers every year. Medicare alone accounts for something on the order of $635 billion in annual spending.

Weekly Roundup May 8, 2015

Friday, May 8th, 2015 - 9:51
Friday, May 8, 2015 - 09:08

Weekly Roundup May 1, 2015

Friday, May 1st, 2015 - 14:24
Friday, May 1, 2015 - 14:19
U.S. CIO Tony Scott: OMB's draft FITARA guidance aims to advance IT reform. OMB released the much-anticipated guidance to reform how agencies buy and manage information technology for public comments. The comment period will remain open until May 30, but federal CIO Tony Scott, in an exclusive Federal News Radio interview, said OMB wants to move on the comments and refinements with a sense of urgency.

The Business of Goverment Magazine Archives

Friday, April 17th, 2015 - 11:06
Published twice a year, the Business of Government magazine offers leadership profiles and fresh perspectives on government today.  View all of our previous magazine editions.  
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Participatory Budgeting: Ten Actions to Engage Citizens via Social Media Platforms

Monday, April 13th, 2015 - 15:09
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Participatory budgeting offers promise in improving citizen engagement. But critics claim that participation rates are not high enough to be of any value and may actually undermine the broader public interest. However, the use of social media in the participatory budgeting process holds promise for increasing participation in community life for citizens—especially among younger citizens who are comfortable engaging digitally. Read more.....

Perspective on the PerformanceStat Potential: A Leadership Strategy for Producing Results

Monday, April 13th, 2015 - 14:47
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Today governments at all levels employ PerformanceStat, a focused effort by government executives to exploit the power, purpose and motivation, responsibility and discretion, data and meetings, analysis and learning, feedback and follow-up, all to improve government’s performance.

From Data to Decisions to Action— The Evolving Use of Data and Analytics in Government

Monday, April 13th, 2015 - 14:44
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Private sector companies have been analyzing data successfully for some time to gain a competitive edge, improve decision making, achieve better financial outcomes, and improve customer service. Now, government agencies, operating in a similarly data-intensive environment, are pressed to do the same. Although the competitive edge for government agencies isn’t the same as the private sector, today’s government executives seek a performance edge, which involves increasing the efficiency of operations, effectively meeting their missions, mitigating risks, and increasing citizen
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