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Weekly Roundup: July 24 - 28, 2017

Friday, July 28th, 2017 - 14:53
Michael J. Keegan Agencies should look to industry for scaling shared services. Adopting standards and building partnerships with industry will accelerate agencies' ability to take advantage of shared services, says a GSA executive.

Do Tiered Evidence Grants Work?

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 - 9:22
It recently released a nine-point agenda recommending actions that Congress can take to ground funding decisions on this basis.  One of its recommended actions is to expand the use of “tiered evidence” grants. But do they work?

Tiered Evidence Grants - An Assessment of the Education Innovation and Research Program

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 - 9:13
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Early-stage innovations receive smaller grants; mid-level programs with promising evidence receive larger grants; and initiatives with substantial evidence of success in multiple settings are expanded nationally and receive the largest grants.

Weekly Roundup: June 13-17, 2016

Friday, June 17th, 2016 - 14:42
Friday, June 17, 2016 - 14:37
Why Care About Blockchain? Federal Computer News writes: “Blockchain, the public ledger system underpinning Bitcoin, provides a cryptographically secured record of transactions.” It goes on to note that it could be used to secure voting, identity management, and health records, but that no one really knows what its other potential uses in government could be.

A Conversation with John Bridgeland and Bruce Reed

Friday, April 15th, 2016 - 14:05
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What is the Federal Invest in What Works Index? What can be done to better integrate evidence and rigorous evaluation in decision-making? How can federal agencies increase and enhance their evaluation capacity? Join host Michael J. Keegan as he explores these questions and so much more with John Bridgeland and Bruce Reed, Senior Fellows at Results for America.
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Mon, 04/18/2016
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What is the Federal Invest in What Works Index? What can be done to better integrate evidence and rigorous evaluation in decision-making? How can federal agencies increase and enhance their evaluation capacity? Join host Michael J. Keegan as he explores these questions and so much more with John Bridgeland and Bruce Reed, Senior Fellows at Results for America.

Patrick Lester

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 - 12:59
Patrick Lester is the director of the Social Innovation Research Center (SIRC). The Social Innovation Research Center (SIRC) is a nonpartisan nonprofit research organization devoted to increasing the impact of nonprofits and public agencies in the field of human services. The center's work falls into three main categories: (1) reports and case studies on highly effective nonprofits and public agencies; (2) public policy analysis; and (3) coverage of major social innovation-related news based on interviews with leading experts, government officials, and front-line practitioners.

Announcing the IBM Center’s Visiting Fellow—Patrick Lester

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 - 12:36
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Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 11:00
Over the past decade, the federal government has systematically increased the use of evidence-based, data-driven approaches in decision making, sometimes called “Moneyball for Government.”  These efforts embrace traditional fields such as program evaluation, but now include the use of open data, business analytics, and social and behavioral sciences for describing problems, predicting needs, and testing new approaches.  They also include improved policy tools for contracting, including “pay for success” initiatives such as social impact bonds and performance contracts, and tiered

Innovation Entrepreneurs Unite!

Monday, July 20th, 2015 - 15:32
Monday, July 20, 2015 - 15:25
Using “lightening round” presentations, nearly a dozen presenters shared their stories. Andy Feldman from the Department of Education, who coordinated the event, noted that the goal wasn’t innovation for innovation’s sake, but rather to use innovation as a tool to tackle mission-related performance challenges: “We’re here to focus innovation on our agencies’ biggest challenges and opportunities.” Delegated Deputy Secretary of Education John King also welcomed attendees, urging them to put ideas into action.

How Will Government Adapt?: Finding and Funding What Works

Thursday, January 15th, 2015 - 12:08
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 11:46
This is the third blog post in a series that sums up highlights of sessions held as part of the annual meeting in mid-November of the National Academy of Pubic Administration. The moderator for this session was Jon Baron, President, Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy.  Panelists Grover J. “Russ”Whitehurst, Director, Brown Center on Education Policy, Brookings Institution; Former Director, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education

Leadership in Action - The Business of Government Magazine Spring 2014

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 - 21:13
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 20:07
In meeting varied missions, government executives confront significant challenges. Responding properly to them must be guided and informed by the harsh fiscal and budgetary realities of the day. It can no longer be simply a wishful platitude that government do more with less. Leaders need to change the way government does business to make smarter use of increasingly limited resources—leveraging technology and innovation to be more efficient, effective, anticipatory, adaptive, and evidence-based in delivering missions and securing the public trust.