Should Government Reorganize Itself? (Part III)

Thursday, April 5th, 2012 - 14:41
Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 14:32
At one point, the advice was:  don’t do it head-on. . . .

Should Government Reorganize Itself? (Part II)

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 - 11:08
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 11:03
What Is Presidential Reorganization Authority? Beginning in 1932, presidents were periodically granted authority by Congress to submit plans to reorganize agencies.  Over time, it became increasingly limited in scope and when this authority expired in 1984, presidents since then have not asked for it to be renewed, until now.

Should Government Reorganize Itself? (Part I)

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012 - 11:35
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 11:29
The Senate hearing focused on recent U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports on duplicative and fragmented programs and the Obama Administration’s efforts to undertake reorganization efforts. 

Agency Priority Goals: Playing Hide and Seek

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 - 11:06
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 09:56
According to OMB:  “Twenty-four major Federal agencies have . . .identified a limited number of two-year Agency Priority Goals in the FY2013 budget, aligned with their strategic goals and objectives. Agency Priority Goals target areas where agency leaders want to achieve near-term performance acceleration through focused senior leadership attention. The Administration has also adopted a limited number of Cross-Agency Priority Goals to improve cross-agency coordination and best practice sharing.”

CAP Goals: A New Government Acronym (Part 2)

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 - 12:35
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 11:31
CAP GOALS FOR MISSION-SUPPORT FUNCTIONS: CAP Goal 8:  Cybersecurity.  Increase federal information system cybersecurity.By 2014, achieve 95 percent utilization of critical administration cybersecurity capabilities on federal information systems, including strong authentication, Trusted Internet Connections (TIC), and Continuous Monitoring. Goal Leader:  Howard A. Schmidt, U.S. Cybersecurity Coordinator.

CAP Goals: A New Government Acronym (Part 1)

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 - 12:54
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 11:48
OMB identified 14 CAP Goals.  Seven focus on mission-related functions.  Seven focus on mission-support.  All reflect existing initiatives but now have a higher profile.

Analytics: Cutting Cost and Saving Money Through Analytics Part II of II

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 - 15:51
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 10:07
In our last post, we focused some more of the presidential directives and how departments and agencies can save money through the use of analytics. We also introduced one of the two advanced analytics methods. Today we will wrap up discussion on the final two advanced analytics methods: continuous monitoring technology and predictive modeling Continuous monitoring technology

Analytics: Cutting Cost and Saving Money Through Analytics Part I of II

Friday, January 20th, 2012 - 12:33
Friday, January 20, 2012 - 14:26
Last week, we discussed the current strategy of the federal government (Part I and Part II) and the important role analytics can play in providing agency leaders improved data to make informed decisions for an organization, while reducing costs.

Fixing the Rules of the Game

Monday, January 2nd, 2012 - 17:18
Monday, January 2, 2012 - 16:15
The Peterson-Pew Commission is comprised of pragmatic politicians and budget experts from both sides of the aisle, both sides of the Capitol, and both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue.  They didn’t set out to offer the usual radical solutions, such as constitutional amendments, removing entitlement spending, or combining the appropriations and authorization committees into a single process.  Those proposals have been offered before and have gone nowhere.

Recovering from the Recovery Act, Part 3

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011 - 11:33
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 10:29
President Obama created the Government Accountability and Transparency Board (GAT Board), headed by Earl Devaney, the chair of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board (Recovery Board), to recommend ways to apply the successful lessons of how Recovery Act monies were overseen to all government spending.<