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Collaborative Governance in Action
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 17:36
OMB sponsors several collaborative initiatives that reach across federal, state, and local boundaries. One, the Collaborative Forum, which is supported by the Partnership Fund, just recently relocated its support functions to the National Academy of Public Administration. The Academy will become the intersection for a series of intergovernmental working groups that will highlight and pilot new innovative approaches to improving cost-effective services.

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Weekly Round-up - October 14, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 22:08
Articles from across the Web that we found interesting, the week of October 10, 2011

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How Governments Use Social Media for Disaster Planning, Response, and Recovery
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 11:17
How are government agencies using social media to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters?

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Getting Government to Use Performance Data
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 09:57
Academics sometimes hit the nail on the head! University of Wisconsin professor Donald Moynihan, a thoughtful observer of the evolution of performance management in the U.S, along with colleague Stephane Lavertu from Ohio State, examine historical GAO survey data to understand why recent federal performance improvement initiatives haven’t resulted in the hoped-for increase use of performance information to make decisions

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Weekly Round-up - October 07, 2011
Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 22:32
Articles from around the Web that we found interesting, the week of October 3, 2011

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Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 12:04
Recent activity from the President and agencies has brought renewed attention to the issue – providing an opportunity that Federal leaders can use to help improve program operations.

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Smart Streamlining
Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 10:37
Two new reports out this past week focus on tools and techniques for agencies to cope with the new fiscal austerity they face in years ahead. One is by the Partnership for Public Service, the other by the Government Accountability Office. They are both worth reading because they focus on smart ways to make cuts – not the old standby of across-the-board chops to be “fair” to every program.

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Weekly Round-up - September 30, 2011
Friday, September 30, 2011 - 09:05
Articles from across the Web that we found interesting, the week of September 26, 2011

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States, Localities Inspire Federal Data-Driven Management
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 11:43
The New York City Police Department launched it vaunted CompSTAT more than a decade ago. This data-driven management approach inspired dozens of other cities and several states to adopt it to run their operations as well. Now it is being pioneered in federal agencies and will likely spread quickly with the encouragement of Congress and the White House.

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Weekly Round-up - September 23, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011 - 08:10
Articles from across the Web that we found interested, the week of September 19, 2011

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