Weekly Roundup: January 1-5, 2018

Friday, January 5th, 2018 - 16:29
Michael J. Keegan

Weekly Roundup for March 6-10, 2017

Friday, March 10th, 2017 - 11:38
John Kamensky

Leadership in Action - The Business of Government Magazine Spring 2014

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 - 21:13
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 20:07
In meeting varied missions, government executives confront significant challenges. Responding properly to them must be guided and informed by the harsh fiscal and budgetary realities of the day. It can no longer be simply a wishful platitude that government do more with less. Leaders need to change the way government does business to make smarter use of increasingly limited resources—leveraging technology and innovation to be more efficient, effective, anticipatory, adaptive, and evidence-based in delivering missions and securing the public trust.

A Conversation with J. Christopher Mihm, Managing Director, Strategic Issues Government Accountability Office

Friday, April 11th, 2014 - 11:07
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Governments today face serious public management challenges that go to the core of effective governance and leadership, testing the very form, structure, and capacity required to meet these challenges head on. These challenges run the gamut—national security, the aging population, mounting fiscal pressures, and a host of others. Given these challenges, government leaders need to reassess and reprioritizehow they do business. For these leaders it is ultimately about delivering meaningful results and being solid stewards of the public trust.

Congressional Oversight of Performance

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 - 11:44
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 10:39
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a set of briefing slides, “Managing for Results:  Opportunities for Congress to Address Government Performance Issues,” which it is using to bring Members of Congress and their staffs up to speed on  the government’s “performance management framework” and how they can use performance information gleaned from agencies to “address challenges facing the federal government.”

Re-Thinking the CFO Act

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010 - 16:15
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 15:11
I originally had my doubts about the statutory provision in the stimulus bill that created something called the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board.  I was concerned that it was going to be a huge “gotcha” machine.  But it looks like its chairman, Earl Devaney, has created the foundation for modernizing the CFO Act of 1990 in the way he created a website tracking Recovery Act spending, Recovery.gov.

Stimulus Oversight: A Q&A With California's Laura Chick

Thursday, October 21st, 2010 - 6:32
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 07:21
As she watches over California's Recovery Act spending, Laura Chick has to have a "tough outer skin," she told us. “There’s a great deal of resistance and hostility toward my office, my position and my work.

Of Fixtures and Fraud

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010 - 6:54
Friday, July 9, 2010 - 13:36
As we wrote yesterday, The Recovery Act’s emphasis on accountability, transparency and oversight, has the potential of dramatically stepping up the fight against fraud down the road. This has been a major emphasis in general of the administration.

Fighting Fraud: Spreading New Techniques

Monday, July 12th, 2010 - 5:28
Friday, July 9, 2010 - 13:13
We’ve been mulling over the ways the Recovery Act will affect government life and relations after the bulk of the spending is over. That won’t happen for a while (see “If the check is in the mail has the money been spent?”), but we’re starting to see signs of Recovery Act approaches seeping into other government activities, notably in attacking fraud.

Redefining the Role of Citizen in a Gov 2.0 World

Friday, February 5th, 2010 - 0:15
What does it mean to be a citizen in a Gov 2.0 world?  President Obama’s FY 2011 budget is being dissected for its shift in the size and scope of government.  But several initiatives in the budget, and things happening at the state and local levels, point to subtle -- but significant --shifts in the role of citizens in their government.
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