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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.

Internet Voting: Bringing Elections to the Desktop

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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This report explores the benefits, detriments, and legal issues of Internet voting. The study empirically examines the first U.S. poltical election to include internet voting (the Arizona Democratic presidential primary, March 2000). Technology and E-Government

Transforming Government: The Renewal and Revitalization of the Federal Emergency Management Agency

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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This report investigates the effectiveness and efficiency of the disaster assistance programs of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). In particular, the study explores the evolution of disaster management from the Bush Administration to the Clinton Administration and compares FEMA responses to Hurricane Hugo and Hurricane Andrew with agency responses to more recent disaster such as the Northridge Earthquake. Organizational Transformation

Extraordinary Results on National Goals: Networks and Partnerships in the Bureau of Primary Health Care's 100%/0 Campaign

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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Over the past decade much work has been done on defining leaders and examining the distinctions among leaders, management and administration. This study examines an innovative approach to leading as a discipline and a method. It describes the Bureau of Primary Health Care's management effort from 1998 to 2001 to transform the health care system at the community level throughout America. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HSRA) within the Department of Health and Human Services organized the 100% Access & 0 Disparities Campaign.

Franchise Funds in the Federal Government: Ending the Monopoly in Service Provision

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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This report provides an evaluation of the franchise funds authorized in 1994 under the Government Management Reform Act, with particular emphasis on the Office of Federal Occupational Health (OFOH) in the Department of Health and Human Services. The study documents and evaluates the successes and failures of franchise funds and the competition they face from the private sector and other government service providers. ContractingInnovation