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Implementing Alternative Sourcing Strategies: Four Case Studies

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
Four case studies highlight how organizations have implemented outsourcing, competitive sourcing, and public-private partnerships to achieve savings and better performance. First is NASA's initiative to outsource its computer desktop maintenance to the private sector. The second illustrates the use of competitive sourcing by the IRS as part of its effort to modernize. The third, Offutt Air Force Base's decision to compete more than 1,500 positions, is an example of the military’s efforts to shift more active duty personnel from support to combat-oriented positions.

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

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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This report describes how career executives can overcome common problems in the design, alignment, use, and communication of performance measures and information. It provides a series of antidotes to the cynicism and fatigue frequently felt by career executives in regard to performance management. The report offers specific advice on actions and approaches career executives can take, and urges career executives to use goals and performance measures as critical aspects of their work.

Federal Intranet Work Sites: An Interim Assessment

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
This report uncovers ideas and practices in government-to-employee web-based communication. It investigates and analyzes the visions of online collaboration that are emerging in federal agencies and the web-based governemnt-to-emploee practices that are in place. The study considersr the leverage points, opportunities and barriers to developing these innovations. Technology and E-Government

Enhancing Security Throughout the Supply Chain

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
This project characterizes the supply chain flow of goods, information and people in a global economy with particular attention given to security issues (e.g., threat and vulnerability) as well as to threats to supply chain efficiency resulting from security measures. Supply Chain Management

Transforming Government Supply Chain Management

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
World-class, commercial supply chain management standards are now exceptionally high. The best organizations measure order-to-receipt time in two days or less, with near perfect probability. This speed is backed up by nimble systems capable of rapidly responding to unexpected contingencies and surge requirements.

Leveraging Networks to Meet National Goals: FEMA and the Safe Construction Networks

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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This report analyzes the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) work with the private sector in implementing FEMA's goals via public-private partnerships. The project includes an assessment of FEMA's Project Impact Program. The objective of the study is to assess and compare the achievement of national policy goals through private sector partnerhsip programs. Collaboration: Networks and PartnershipsMissions and Programs

Innovation in E-Procurement: The Italian Experience

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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Italy's new public procurement system, created through Consip--a public company owned by the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance--is the focus of this report. Consip created a new information technology platform and new operational procedures for public acquisitions that included an electronic catalog, online auctions, and an electronic marketplace. Working as a public company, Consip was designed to minimize red tape, recruit a highly educated workforce, and be more responsive to clients.

From E-Government to M-Government? Emerging Practices in the Use of Mobile Technology by State Governments

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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Adding to our expanding knowledge base and understanding of e-government, this report focuses on the potential of m-government (the use of mobile technology) to improve and enhance government services. The report broadly defines m-government as government's efforts to provide information and services to public employees, citizens, businesses, and nonprofit organizations through wireless communication networks and mobile devices such as pagers, PDAs, cellular phones, and their support systems.

Managing "Big Science:" A Case Study of the Human Genome Project

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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This report reviews the history of management of the National Human Genome Project at the National Institutes of Health, the federal government's largest science project since the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Apollo Project. The Human Genome Project involved scientists around the world "working around the clock" for over 15 years. The study focuses on Project Director Francis Collins, who has overseen the successful completion of several of the Genome Project's goals.

Collaboration: Using Networks and Partnerships

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
As government faces more complex problems, and citizens expect more, the way government delivers services and results is changing rapidly. The traditional model of government agencies administering hundreds of programs by themselves is giving way to one-stop services and cross-agency results. This translation implies collaboration--within agencies; among agencies; among levels of governments; and among the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. The first part of this book describes what networks and partnerships are.