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Four Actions to Integrate Performance Information with Budget Formulation

Monday, April 28th, 2014 - 8:58
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Four Actions to Better Integrate Performance into Budgeting

Friday, April 25th, 2014 - 14:41
Friday, April 25, 2014 - 15:36
A Government Accountability Office survey last year reports that the percentage of federal managers saying they used performance information in allocating resources actually dropped between 1997 and 2013.  Is it worth another try? In a new report for the IBM Center, Dr.

Required Reading: Agency Strategic Plans

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 - 14:54
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 14:44
Many agencies have been quietly posting their draft strategic plans on-line for public comments, such as the draft plan for the Department of Veterans Affairs.  But the full set of finalized agency plans will soon be available, along with their FY 2015 annual performance plans. These should be a treasure-trove of useful information if you are interested in understanding federal priorities and how cross-agency collaboration could be improved in coming years.

A Look at STEM Education: A Cross-Agency Priority Goal

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 - 10:17
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 10:09
Since the late 1950s, after the Russians launched Sputnik to the surprise of America, the federal government has promoted the development of a national workforce skilled in the sciences as a national security priority.  But the government also invests in developing similar skills for the federal workforce, given the hundreds of thousands of scientists, engineers, computer specialists, and doctors its employs.

From Data to Decisions III

Monday, November 11th, 2013 - 15:04
Today’s senior managers are tempted to begin analytics programs before determining the mission-essential questions they are seeking data to answer.  Older data-based analytics efforts often grew out of the discoveries of line employees who made connections and saw patterns in data after receiving new software or hardware that helped them make sense of what they were studying.

Trend 1: Performance

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 - 12:51
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 12:07
But it has been a long road.  In 2011, two European academics conducted a meta-analysis of 519 studies on performance-oriented management reforms undertaken across Europe in the previous two decades to determine if they resulted in improved processes, outputs, or outcomes.  They concluded the answer was “yes,” but not a resounding “yes.”  Their analyses showed 68 percent of the studies found improvements in administrative processes and activities, 44 percent in programmatic

What Does Performance Management Look Like in India?

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 - 13:03
Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 13:53
Background.  In June 2009, the President of India, Pratibha Patil, announced to a joint session of Parliament her commitment to create a Performance Management and Evaluation System for its national government, comprised of more than 4 million civil servants working in 84 departments and ministries.

Implementing Cross-Agency Collaboration: A Guide for Federal Managers

Friday, July 12th, 2013 - 17:30
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But recent changes in law and advances in technology have led to a new environment that makes cross-agency management far more achievable. The GPRA Modernization Act of 2010 requires the development of government-wide priority goals and greater coordination among agencies. This article provides useful insights into how the government can proceed in creating effective cross-agency collaborations that can improve outcomes significantly.

The New Federal Performance System: Implementing the GPRA Modernization Act

Friday, July 12th, 2013 - 17:24
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The IBM Center, in partnership with the National Academy of Public Administration, co-hosted a forum in early December 2012 on the challenges government leaders will face in implementing the Modernization Act, which builds on the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA).

Where Are the Low-Priority Programs?

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 - 10:01
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 10:56
The GPRA Modernization Act of 2010 requires agencies to annually “identify low-priority program activities based on an analysis of their contribution to the mission and goals of the agency and include an evidence-based justification for designating a program activity as low priority.”  This requirement became effective for the first time with the preparation of the fiscal year 2014 budget.
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