Partnership for Public Service


Partnership for Public Service

Power Tools of Government

Friday, April 25th, 2014 - 9:32
Friday, April 25, 2014 - 09:27
A recent report by the Partnership for Public Service on how several federal agencies created shared service centers for mission support functions -- such at IT, personnel, and contracting -- offered advice on how to undertake such an initiative. The report recommended the use of incentives, agreement on common goals, and clearly defined roles.

Predicting Famine Through Analytics

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 - 14:19
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 13:11
The Famine Early Warning System is an interagency network among federal agencies and the United Nations that began in 1985, using scientific data to target about $1.5 billion in food aid from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to those who need it most.  Participating federal agencies include the U.S.

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.

NEW Spring/Summer 2012 - The Business of Government Magazine

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012 - 23:29
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 21:26
Today’s conditions require government executives to go beyond simply doing more with less—to find smarter ways of doing business, using resources more efficiently, and investing them more wisely. The dramatic nature of this historical moment cannot be overstated. It is fully revealed by the depth of the vicissitudes being faced. How government leaders respond matters and the conditions require more than vague changes. It is to be understood that today’s actions affect future choices and lost opportunities result in ubiquitous costs.

Mission-Focused Analytics

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 - 16:01
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 14:53
“It’s like peeling back an onion.  You cry a bit, then peel another layer and cry some more.”  That’s how Michelle Snyder, deputy chief operating officer of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), metaphorically describes the use of powerful data analytic tools.

A Results-Oriented Commerce Department?

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011 - 12:59
Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 12:47
Secretary Locke spoke to a packed audience at the offices of the Partnership for Public Service, where he was introduced by Jeff Zients, the government’s chief performance officer, who said Locke was a good partner in focusing on program execution and strong management, which has borne fruit at the Department of Commerce. His Leadership Approach

Mocking Public Service

Thursday, April 29th, 2010 - 22:10

Leadership Matters

Friday, January 15th, 2010 - 16:30


Thursday, January 14th, 2010 - 18:39
A "twofer" is when you get two of something at once - sort of two for the price of one. That's what you would have gotten if you were at the National Press Club yesterday morning.

Improving the Presidential Transition

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010 - 1:18