Intelligent Transportation System for the 21st Century

Thursday, August 19th, 2010 - 0:16
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 23:47
What are some of the critical transportation challenges facing the U.S.? How is RITA forging Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) for the 21st Century? What is IntelliDrive? How does RITA use statistics and analysis in its efforts to improvement transportation systems?        

Analytics and Risk Management: Tools for Making Better Decisions

Friday, July 23rd, 2010 - 0:44
Friday, July 23, 2010 - 00:21
Decisions based on bad information can lead to poor results and be quite costly to organizations. This may culminate in the squandering of opportunities, taking on unnecessary risk, misallocating resources, and ultimately not achieving strategic goals or objectives.

Should We Create a Performance Management Framework?

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 - 10:50
Wednesday, July 7, 2010 - 10:46
OMB last month released a memo on its next steps on improving agency performance.  Rather than defining a government-wide, all-encompassing framework, it focuses on defining a framework for agency “high priority performance goa

Sparking Innovation and Growing to Scale

Friday, July 2nd, 2010 - 10:41
Friday, July 2, 2010 - 10:36
Center for American Progress researchers Jitinder Kohli and Geoff Mulgan wrote “Capital Ideas: How to Generate Innovation in the Public Sector,” and “Scaling New Heights: How to Spot Small Successes in the Public Sector and Make them Big.”  They observe that growing social innovation in the public sector is more difficult than it is to create tec

From the Executive Director

Friday, June 4th, 2010 - 15:38
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Successful accomplishment of federal department and agency missions is critically important to the nation. Mission-support offices provide indispensable services to agencies as they work to secure the homeland, rescue the economy, clean up the environment, educate the workforce, and provide healthcare. Well-run mission-support teams provide effective and efficient financial management, contracting, information technology and human resource support to every federal agency.

IRMCO 2010

Monday, April 12th, 2010 - 16:31
This week the General Services Administration (GSA) is hosting its 49th annual Interagency Resources Management Conference.    An estimated 300 Chief Acquisition Officers, Chief Financial Officers, Chief Information Officers, Chief Human Capital Officers, Inspectors General, program managers and other senior executive leaders are attending.

Katherine C. Naff

Sunday, March 28th, 2010 - 12:50
Katherine C. Naff is Assistant Professor of Public Administration at San Francisco State University and Senior Evaluation Coordinator for the University’s Public Research Institute. Among the courses she teaches are Research Methods, Human Resource Management, Program Evaluation, and Diversity Issues in Public Administration.

Sandra L. Fisher

Sunday, March 28th, 2010 - 12:49
Sandra L. Fisher has been studying, consulting on, and teaching about issues related to human resource management and organizational performance for over 15 years. After spending five years as a consultant in Arlington, Virginia, she is now an Associate Professor at the Clarkson University School of Business in Potsdam, New York, where she teaches courses in human resource management, innovation, organizational change, and organizational behavior.

Framing a Public Management Research Agenda

Monday, February 22nd, 2010 - 17:04
The IBM Center for The Business of Government hosted a forum in November 2009 to examine the Obama Administration’s themes for a high-performing government and to frame a public management research agenda. Participants included nearly 50 of the nation’s top public management researchers, scholars, and distinguished practitioners.  The forum was an effort to help bridge the gap between research and practice, and to collectively develop a research agenda that would help government executives move things forward.

Obama's FY 2011 Management Initiatives

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 - 18:23
Most of the news media focused on the size of the budget and which agencies gained or lost.  However, the budget also included an overview of the Obama Administration’s management initiatives, as well. The overall emphasis of these initiatives is on achieving defined mission-oriented results.  It de-emphasizes (but still addresses) improvements to mission-support functions and the reporting of performance information.
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