New Reports on Cyberspace, Big Data, Innovation, and IG's

 

New Reports on Cyberspace, Big Data, Innovation, and IG's

Monday, April 20th, 2015 - 14:20

 

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This newsletter highlights our new reports, blogs, and government interviews.  The topics of the reports range from independence and collaborative engagement by inspectors general to digital and mobile innovations for service delivery.  Our blogs cover strategic reviews, CEOs and mentoring, and more.  Our interviews include executives from the Department of Transportation, the Army, and the Department of Health and Human Services. We hope that you find these reports, blogs, and interviews timely and thoughtful.

 

Balancing Independence and Positive Engagement: How Inspectors General Work with Agencies and CongressBalancing Independence and Positive Engagement: How Inspectors General Work with Agencies and Congress

Authors: Dr. Charles A. Johnson, Dr. Kathryn E. Newcomer, and Angela Allison

The authors of this report undertook a series of confidential interviews with staff in each of these three institutions (IGs, Congress, and agencies) to gather candid insights. The report identifies four success factors associated with positive engagement between the IGs, agencies, and Congress.

You can order free copies of this report and/or download this report.

 

Using Innovation and Technology to Improve City Services

Using Innovation and Technology to Improve City Services

Author: Sherri R. Greenberg

In this report, Professor Greenberg examines a dozen cities across the United States that have award-winning reputations for using innovation and technology to improve the services they provide to their residents. She explores a variety of success factors associated with effective service delivery at the local level.

You can order free copies of this report and/or download this report.

 

New Jerseys Manage By Data Program: Changing Culture and Capacity to Improve OutcomesNew Jersey's Manage By Data Program: Changing Culture and Capacity to Improve Outcomes

Authors: David Lambert and Julie Atkins

This report presents five strategies that organizations can follow to change their culture by moving toward data-driven decision making.

You can order free copies of this report and/or download this report.

 

Defining a Framework for Decision Making in Cyberspace

Defining a Framework for Decision Making in Cyberspace

Author: Dighton Fiddner

The report makes a series of recommendations for leaders to consider in developing a greater understanding of cyberspace, including the value of a broad and commonly accepted definition to help guide management actions in cyberspace.

You can order free copies of this report and/or download this report.

 

 

The Business of Government Blogs

Can IGs Successfully Walk a Tightrope? by John M. Kamensky
The Low-Down on Agency-Run Strategic Reviews by John M. Kamensky
CEOs Need Mentors Too by John M. Kamensky

 

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Listen to The Business of Government Hour, featuring conversations about management with government executives who are changing the way government does business. They discuss their careers and the management challenges facing their organizations. Listen each Monday at 11 a.m. and Wednesday at 12 p.m. on Federal News Radio 1500AM WFED.

Our scheduled guests include:

 

 

 

Recent Shows:

 

4/13/2015

Brigadier General John G. Ferrari
Brigadier General John G. Ferrari

Director, Program Analysis and Evaluation
Office of the U.S. Army's Deputy Chief of Staff

 

 

4/6/2015

Karen DeSalvoDr. Karen DeSalvo

National Coordinator for Health IT & Acting Assistant Secretary for Health
Department of Health and Human Services

 

Upcoming Shows:

 

4/20/2015

Richard McKinneyRichard McKinney

Chief Information Officer
Department of Transportation