Performance, Leadership, and Telework: Weekly Recap

Thursday, November 4th, 2010 - 15:04
Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 16:00
My earlier post this week discussed the difference between transparency and clarity.  It also used an example that was applicable to a broad spectrum of commercial and government challenges – getting the right information to the right people so they can make decisions effectively and lead with clarity.  I consider this to be a key component of enabling leaders to lead.

Engaging Partners in Measuring Program Effectiveness

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 - 7:29
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 08:24
Jeff Tryens, the former director of the Oregon Progress Board, conducted a survey for Metro, which is Portland, Oregon’s area regional government, to find out.  He surveyed over two dozen existing programs to identify best practices in developing and using community-level indicator systems to “inform, engage, intervene, or fund” efforts to jointly improve the results communities (not

An Opportunity to Improve Performance

Friday, October 1st, 2010 - 9:53
Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 17:00
Globalization, increasing and asymmetric threats, technological advance, fundamental changes in demographics, amazing innovations in healthcares and emerging environmental considerations --- all are changing the world around us, our daily lives, our ecosystem and even our patterns of thinking.  

The Week That Was

Monday, September 13th, 2010 - 15:15
Monday, September 13, 2010 - 16:05
Open Gov:  Keeping up with what’s going on, on Twitter.  A new on-line “daily paper” has been created and dedicated to OpenGov issues.  Basically it’s an aggregated news source on

Intelligent Transportation System for the 21st Century

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010 - 23:16
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

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 - 23:44
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 - 9:50
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 - 9:41
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 - 14:38
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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 - 15:31
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.
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