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The E-Government Collaboration Challenge: Lessons from Five Case Studies

Wednesday, October 11th, 2006 - 20:00
This report examines five diverse case studies in which collaboration depended on the effective use of information technology. The authors assess the political, administrative, and technical challenges that occurred in each of these five case studies and find commonalities across the cases in both the challenges faced and lessons learned. They conclude, "Interestingly, the technical challenges tended to be the least difficult to surmount...."

RFID: The Right Frequency for Government

Friday, October 28th, 2005 - 20:00
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This report provides an overview of a major new technology now making great inroads in both the public and private sector - RFID technology. RFID stands for radio frequency identification. The report describes RFID technology and how it is being increasingly used. The report contains three cases of RFID application in supply chain management: (1) the Department of Defense, (2) the Food and Drug Administration and pharmaceutical industry, and (3) the Department of Agriculture's National Animal Identification System.

Grants Management in the 21st Century: Three Innovative Policy Responses

Friday, October 21st, 2005 - 20:00
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This report describes how the federal grant system has come under increased stress in recent years. In an effort to modernize the grant system, the report analyzes three recent reform initiatives in the area of grant management: performance partnerships, Grants.gov., and extensive waiver authority. The report explores the potential of each to mitigate some of the challenges facing grants management and design. The report concludes with a series of recommendations to improve federal grants management. Financial Management

International Experience Using Outsourcing, Public-Private Partnerships, and Vouchers

Monday, October 17th, 2005 - 20:00
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This report is based on research conducted by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), including site visits, interviews, and two major OECD conferences. The report focuses on key design and implementation issues for three principal market-type mechanisms used to provide public services in OECD countries: (1) outsourcing, (2) public-private partnerships, and (3) vouchers.

Investing in Supply Chain Security: Collateral Benefits

Saturday, April 30th, 2005 - 20:00
This report asserts that while the United States and other governments have taken steps to secure international transportation systems, supply chains remain vulnerable to terrorist attacks and are exposed to the introduction of unauthorized people or weapons. It also responds to an industry concern that government action to impose tougher standards and processes erodes trade efficiency by adding cost and complexity. In this report, Rice and Spayd help business leaders and security managers quantify the business case for increasing investment in security.

Performance Management for Political Executives: A 'Start Where You Are, Use What You Have' Guide

Thursday, September 30th, 2004 - 20:00
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Wye describes how political executives can overcome common problems in the design, alignment, use, and communication of performance measures and information. The report links performance-based management to the higher calling of public service and provides a meaningful rationale as to why political executives should care about performance-based management. In the past, political appointees have traditionally focused primarily on the political agenda, without much attention given to management responsibilities.

Transforming Government: The Revitalization of the Veterans Health Administration

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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This report describes and analyzes the transformation of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), one of the country’s largest organizational transformations in recent years. The goal of the transformation was to create an organization that could provide care as efficiently as leading private-sector health care organizations and that would embrace innovation and continuous quality improvement.

Managing for Results 2005

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
The "managing for results" movement that began in the early 1990s has now reached adolescence and is creating new challenges for government managers. After spending years creating planning and performance-measuring systems, managers and policy makers now need to focus on how to use performance information to make data-driven decisions. Managing Results for 2005 describes--through a series of case studies--the progress being made in federal, state, and local governments in managing for results. Managing for Performance and Results  

Digitally Integrating the Government Supply Chain: E-Procurment, E-Finance, and E-Logistics

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
This project represents a year long partnership between the IBM Endowment for the Business of Government and the University of Maryland School of Public Affairs' Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise. The Center, under the direction of Dr. Jacques Gansler, hosted a series of three Leader Forums at the Aspen Institute's Wye River Conference Centers, held over a 12-month period. The forums brought together government and business leaders to examine how the federal government could "digitally integrate" its supply chain.

Supercharging the Employment Agency: An Investigation of the Use of Information and Communication Technology to Improve the Service of State Employment Agencies

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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This report determines critical challenges facing state employment agencies with regard to their use of communications and information technologies and identifies current best practices that address these challenges. When information and communications technologies are effectively transferred into employment commission functions, the possibility exists to radically improve commission service while at the same time reducing the costs of agency operations.