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Weekly Roundup January 23, 2015

Friday, January 23rd, 2015 - 10:56
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John Kamensky

ICYMI: Looking Back at 2014

Monday, December 29th, 2014 - 11:23
Monday, December 29, 2014 - 11:17
My goal in blogging has been to provide context, insight, and inspiration on government management challenges for public sector managers, especially at the U.S. federal level.  Following are blog posts from the past year organized around several themes, largely reflecting the trends reflected in the IBM Center’s research agenda.  Hope you find this useful! Government Performance

Next Steps in Moneyball Government

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 - 17:03
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 16:55
In mid-November, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released an assessment of how well agencies use performance information in decision making, with a particular focus on program evaluations.  Around the same time, a study on evidence-based policymaking in the states was released by the Pew Charitable Trusts and the MacArthur Foundation; and a new book, Moneyball for Government, by Peter Orzag and Jim Nussle, was announced by the non-profit Results for America.  Finally, a bill was introduced in the House by Congressman Paul Ryan (R), with the support of Senator P

Conversations with Authors Series with Prof. Bob Behn on The PerformanceStat Potential.

Friday, October 31st, 2014 - 12:06
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What is the PerformanceStat Potential? How is PerformanceStat a leadership strategy for producing results? What are the core leadership principles and key operational components of this leadership strategy? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Prof. Bob Behn of Harvard University’s Kennedy School and author of The PerformanceStat Potential.
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Mon, 11/17/2014
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What is the PerformanceStat Potential? How is PerformanceStat a leadership strategy for producing results? What are the core leadership principles and key operational components of this leadership strategy? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Prof. Bob Behn of Harvard University’s Kennedy School and author of The PerformanceStat Potential.

Lisa Danzig, OMB: Conversations on Using Analytics to Improve Mission Outcomes

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 - 10:04
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Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 10:20
Previous to her experience with OMB, Ms. Danzig worked with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and helped develop and lead its acclaimed HUDStat program. Prior to that, she led strategic planning for New York City’s housing programs. She has an MBA and is a former community organizer.  She shares her four top tips on creating and using analytics, based on her combined experiences on data and analytics.  They include:

Steve VanRoekel

Thursday, September 4th, 2014 - 10:45
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How are federal agencies delivering smarter information technology (IT) services? What are agencies doing to deliver value in federal IT investments? How are agencies using data-driven reviews to enhance IT performance? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Steve VanRoekel, Federal CIO & Administrator for E-Gov, Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
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Mon, 09/22/2014
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How are federal agencies delivering smarter information technology (IT) services? What are agencies doing to deliver value in federal IT investments? How are agencies using data-driven reviews to enhance IT performance? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Steve VanRoekel, Federal CIO & Administrator for E-Gov, Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

Risky Business: When Government Takes Calculated Risks

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 - 12:25
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 13:20
So government, by nature, oftentimes puts itself at financial or reputational risk on a regular basis.  Risk is not necessarily bad. After all, avoiding risk might mean that the FAA would ground all flights to prevent crashes! So, finding ways to manage risk is essential.

Accumulated Wisdom

Thursday, August 7th, 2014 - 10:23
Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 11:19
Harry Hatry is legendary.  His indefatigable commitment to measuring government performance stretches back to his days as a Pentagon analyst on Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara’s fabled “Whiz Kids” team before joining the Urban Institute in 1968.

Goal Leaders: An Innovation That Works

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 - 15:57
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 16:52
Background.  Early in the Obama Administration, OMB announced an initiative to create a small handful of High Priority Performance Goals in each agency, as a replacement for the Bush Administration’s

Strategies to Manage Well Given Scarce Resources

Thursday, July 24th, 2014 - 9:02
The Center has published a variety of reports and related materials that provide ways for government to succeed in the face of constraints. Accordingly, we have brought key findings on this topic together in this compilation, found in the upper left-hand portion of the page, or as individual articles: