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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.

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 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 Weapon on the War for Talent: Using Special Authorities to Recruit Crucial Personnel

Monday, January 1st, 2001 - 14:00
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To meet the need for highly skilled professionals and administrators whose talents are in great demand in the public and private sectors, Congress has given special authority to certain federal agencies to hire such people under streamlined procedures and at salaries that are very high by federal standards. This report inventories and describes the various applications of these authorities in different agencies. The study analyzes the uses to which these authorities have been put and assesses their value to the agencies.

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.