Weekly Roundup May 20, 2016

Friday, May 20th, 2016 - 12:45
Friday, May 20, 2016 - 12:01
Michael J. Keegan Report card day: Agencies remain average or below on IT reforms. House lawmakers are set to release the second scorecard grading agencies’ implementation of the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) and the progress across all four categories is limited.

Simplifying Federal Acquisition: A Conversation with Anne Rung Administrator, Office of Federal Procurement Policy, OMB

Thursday, May 19th, 2016 - 14:13
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 13:51
The federal government spends almost $450 billion annually to buy basic goods and services. Today more than ever, the government must ensure that it spends money wisely and eliminates waste and abuse of taxpayer dollars. With more than one out of every six dollars of federal government spending going to contractors, it is imperative that the federal government leverages its buying power, drives more consistent practices across federal agencies, shares information, and reduces duplication while providing better results for the American taxpayers.

Weekly Roundup May 6, 2016

Saturday, May 7th, 2016 - 1:39
Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 00:41

Reflections on Reforming the Military Health Systems: Conversation with Dr. Jonathan Woodson

Friday, April 29th, 2016 - 16:11
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 15:48
Since December 2010, Dr. Jonathan Woodson has acted as the principle advisor on healthcare to multiple secretaries of defense. As assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, he has lead DoD’s military health system, overseeing the Defense Department's $50 billion health budget, and shepherding this mission critical care system through major reform efforts.

End of the Space Shuttle & the Beginning of Commercial Space: Leadership, Change, and Private-Public Partnerships

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 - 2:01
Monday, April 25, 2016 - 23:17
The Columbia Accident Investigation Board (CAIB) called the absence of a shuttle successor “a failure of national leadership.”

Invest in What Works: A Conversation with John Bridgeland and Bruce Reed

Friday, April 22nd, 2016 - 13:27
Friday, April 22, 2016 - 13:10
The U.S. federal government spends tens of billions of dollars each year on social programs that have been shown to produce modest results or worse. In other cases, billions of dollars have been spent on programs and funding streams for many years, and yet little is known from rigorous evidence about whether the programs are producing good outcomes.

Weekly Roundup, April 11 - 15, 2016

Friday, April 15th, 2016 - 14:23
Friday, April 15, 2016 - 14:18
John Kamensky

Benefits of Effective IT Governance with Strong Security

Thursday, April 14th, 2016 - 11:19
Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 10:30
This post is the fourth in a series on how strong IT Governance can help drive effective security across Federal enterprises.  See the first installment.

New Organizational Structure Required for an Effective IT Governance Program With Strong Security

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 - 10:16
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 10:01
This consists of a definition of IT Governance communicated throughout the agency, and the establishment of a new organizational structure to ensure the IT Governance Program is effective and continuously improved. Continuing with the Veterans Affairs Department (VA) example discussed in the previous blog, below is the definition VA developed and a generic discussion of the organizational structure that VA adopted.

Weekly Roundup March 25, 2016

Friday, March 25th, 2016 - 15:37
Friday, March 25, 2016 - 15:18
Michael J. Keegan