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Are the Performance Pieces Finally Falling Into Place?

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 - 10:11
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 10:06
Back in 1993, reformers thought that if agencies developed strategic plans, operating plans, and measures of progress, that decision makers would use the resulting information to manage better.  That didn’t work.  In 2001, the Bush Administration thought that if a scorecard of more discrete performance information at the program level was created, that decision makers would use it to manage better.  That didn’t work either.  In fact, a recent article in Public Administration Review by

The Secrets to Getting Off the GAO High Risk List

Monday, May 16th, 2016 - 11:12
Monday, May 16, 2016 - 11:06
Lessons summarized in a new IBM Center report by Dr.

Managing Risk, Improving Results: Lessons for Improving Government Management from GAO’s High Risk List

Monday, May 16th, 2016 - 9:25
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That list has grown from 14 programs in 1990 to 32 by 2015, when it was last updated.  These programs range from Medicare benefits to food safety oversight. Dr. Kettl, one of the nation’s most insightful observers of government operations, stepped back to review what changes in the high-risk list mean over time.  He explored:

Weekly Roundup May 6, 2016

Saturday, May 7th, 2016 - 1:39
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Weekly Roundup: Week of April 25-29, 2016

Friday, April 29th, 2016 - 16:43
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 16:38
John Kamensky

Weekly Roundup: April 4 - 8, 2016

Friday, April 8th, 2016 - 10:03
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John Kamensky

Solidifying the Foundation for Performance Management

Monday, March 7th, 2016 - 11:28
Monday, March 7, 2016 - 10:22
In 2004, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report touting how, after a decade, the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 had “established a solid foundation for achieving greater results.”  That may have been the first time GAO was overly optimistic!

Using Performance Info to Make Decisions

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 - 8:43
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 08:36
The Government Accountability Office is mandated by law to track the progress of agencies’ implementation of the Government Performance and Results Modernization Act of 2010.  It’s summary highlights “mixed progress” but the report’s details show a great deal of progress.  The report covers a range of issues, summing up a series of related reports over the course of the past year.  But the core issue is:  are agencies using performance data to make decisions?

Conversation with Authors with Tom Stanton and Doug Webster

Thursday, August 27th, 2015 - 15:08
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What is Enterprise Risk Management? How can federal agencies successfully implement ERM? What are some of the key challenges implementing ERM? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Doug Webster and Tom Stanton, authors of Improving Government Decision Making through Enterprise Risk Management.
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Mon, 02/01/2016
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What is Enterprise Risk Management? How can federal agencies successfully implement ERM? What are some of the key challenges implementing ERM? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Doug Webster and Tom Stanton, authors of Improving Government Decision Making through Enterprise Risk Management.

"What Could Possibly Go Wrong?"

Monday, May 11th, 2015 - 9:45
Monday, May 11, 2015 - 09:42
Risk experts Doug Webster and Tom Stanton think not.  Writing in a new report for the IBM Center for The Business of Government, they observe: “The front pages of national newspapers constantly report on actions by private companies, federal leaders, or agencies that do not appear to have considered the risks associated with various decisions and actions.