From Data to Decisions III

Monday, November 11th, 2013 - 16:04
Today‚Äôs senior managers are tempted to begin analytics programs before determining the mission-essential questions they are seeking data to answer.  Older data-based analytics efforts often grew out of the discoveries of line employees who made connections and saw patterns in data after receiving new software or hardware that helped them make sense of what they were studying.

Joined-Up Management: A Next Step in Cross-Agency Collaboration

Monday, December 3rd, 2012 - 14:59
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For most of the last century, when the government determined a need for an activity in a certain area, the response has come in the form of a program that sits within an agency. Funding is requested by administrations within accounts dedicated to that program. Congress then authorizes funds under committees focused on the program. Managers run their programs as a line operation, with staff (and often contractors) working within program authorities in a hierarchical structure. Oversight processes from OMB to Congress to outside interest groups are aligned to influence the program.
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