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Performance Leadership: 11 Better Practices That Can Ratchet Up Performance

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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In the report, Professor Behn moves away from the conventional tenet of public administration to "make the managers manage." Instead, he offers an approach that encompasses eleven "better practices" that he has observed in use by successful public managers over the years. This approach focuses not on individual attributes and virtues, but rather on activities or practices which can spur improvements in program performance. 

Applying 21st-Century Government to the Challenge of Homeland Security

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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This paper describes the emerging implementation strategies of government in the twenty-first century. The first section describes three models of government available to policy makers who believe that the bureaucratic model cannot solve the problems at hand: Reinvented Government, Government by Network and Government by Market. Reinvented Government is government shorn of many public sector trappings and geared towards performance.

Managing for Results 2005

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
The "managing for results" movement that began in the early 1990s has now reached adolescence and is creating new challenges for government managers. After spending years creating planning and performance-measuring systems, managers and policy makers now need to focus on how to use performance information to make data-driven decisions. Managing Results for 2005 describes--through a series of case studies--the progress being made in federal, state, and local governments in managing for results. Managing for Performance and Results  

E-Government 2003

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
This book provides in-depth case studies of the "state" of e-government today. The book chronicles the "early days" of e-government and presents a collective snapshot in time as to where governments - at the federal, state, and local levels - are today as they continue their march toward e-government.

Memos to the President

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
This book provides eighteen memos to President George W. Bush about the management challenges facing his administration. Experts in public administration and public management give the President advice on four major management challenges: creating an electronic government, reforming regulations, revitalizing public service, and implementing performance management. The volume grows out of the work of the Government Performance Coalition, an ad hoc group of fourteen academic and nonprofit organizations united by their concern for improving the quality of government management.

E-Government 2001

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
This book provides in-depth case studies of the "state" of e-government today. The book chronicles the "early days" of e-government and presents a collective snapshot in time as to where governments--at the federal, state, and local levels--are today as they continue their march toward e-government.

Public-Sector Information Security: A Call to Action for Public-Sector CIOs

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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This report expands upon the themes and issues raised at a forum on Security and Critical Infrastructure Protection sponsored by the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO). At the forum, held in November 2001, conference participants identified a series of actions designed to combat emerging cyber-threats to security and critical infrastructure. Subsequent to the Forum, NASCIO asked Don Heiman, former Chief Information Officer of the State of Kansas, to develop recommendations for improving public-sector information security.

The Power of Frontline Workers in Transforming Government: The Upstate New York Veterans Healthcare Network

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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The project describes and analyzes how a government organization, providing services within the ongoing constraints of bureaucratic routine, reduced funding and political influence and used the entrepreneurial capabilities of its workforce to navigate major strategic challenges successfully. The organization examined was a single health service network within the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), the Upstate New York Veterans Health Network, which allowed its work force to become more entrepreneurial and independent in performing their responsibilities.

A Changing Workforce: Understanding Diversity Programs in the Federal Government

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
This report assesses the scope and effectiveness of the "managing diversity" initiatives undertaken by many federal agencies. Despite the significant amount of public funding expended on these inititatives, there has been very little systematic evaluation of their success. This study identifies those practices that have been most effective in creating an equitable work environment. Human Capital Management

The Challenge of Coordinating "Big Science"

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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Recent years have seen an increase in cross-agency research and development projects. These initiatives are large and significant in national policy. They include: information technology, nanotechnology, climate change, global change, and bioterrorism. For example, global change has grown to involve eighteen federal agencies and departments, including entities within the executive office of the president. The aim of these and other interagency programs is to draw on the special skills of each organization and weave them into a whole that is greater than the sum of the parts.