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
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
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,, 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
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
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.

Restoring Trust in Government: The Potential of Digital Citizen Participation

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
Three case studies illustrate how government organizations are now using technology to enhance citizen participation. The report addresses a fundamental challenge of government in the digital age: How can individuals engage in a two-way dialogue on public issues without relying on interest groups or other intermediaries? Technology has created new tools for allowing citizens to more meaningfully participate in a dialogue with their fellow citizens and their government.

State Web Portals: Delivering and Financing E-Service

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
This report investigates how state governments can add value to their web portals by including relevant content and services, and by strategically positioning their websites. The study characterizes state government portals and investigates current and future plans for electronic service delivery via the World Wide Web. Technology and E-Government

Privacy Strategies for Electronic Government

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
This report provides a framework for understanding the implications of privacy and security in the public domain, the challenges of increasing use of the Internet to deliver government services and information, and the connections and lessons that can be learned from the private sector privacy and security issues and experiences. Technology and E-Government

The Power of Frontline Workers in Transforming Government: The Upstate New York Veterans Healthcare Network

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
The project describes and analyzes how a government organization, providing services within the ongoing constraints of bureaucratic routine, reduced funding and political influence and used the entrepreneurial capabilities of its workforce to navigate major strategic challenges successfully. The organization examined was a single health service network within the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), the Upstate New York Veterans Health Network, which allowed its work force to become more entrepreneurial and independent in performing their responsibilities.