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

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 - 11:17
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 - 16:04
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 - 13:51
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 - 14:03
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 - 18:30
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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 - 18:24
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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 - 11:01
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.

America's Got Talent

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 - 16:41
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 16:37
Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen was superb at handling big, complex challenges that reach across agency boundaries.  He led the evacuation of lower Manhattan during 9/11.  He took over the Katrina rescue operations after they floundered.  He led the U.S. response to the Haiti earthquake, and the Gulf Coast BP Oil Spill.

Developing Senior Executive Capabilities to Address National Priorities

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 - 12:05
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This report is intended to spark a discussion of how to create a cadre of experienced career senior executives who can lead major, cross-agency initiatives on national priorities. The Senior Executive Service (SES) corps today is chiefly composed of highly skilled professionals in specific mission functions, with relatively few having cross-agency expertise. Recent trends in government have created a new demand for cross-agency capabilities. This report attempts to offer a practical, targeted approach for meeting this demand. It is divided into two parts:

April Showers? The Federal Performance Agenda

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 - 13:45
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 13:25
The big news for many was the announcement last week that Shelley Metzenbaum, who is the Office of Management and Budget official spearheading the Obama Administration’s performance management initiatives on a day-to-day basis, will be leaving to return home to Boston.  “She arrived with a plan and gave us a set of priorities,” notes Jeff Zients, who serves as President Obama’s chief performance officer.
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