Fall/Winter 2010 Edition
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“I think to be a good leader today requires the ability to integrate. It’s about integrating knowledge from disparate fields, learning from that knowledge, and applying it to new problems.”
A Conversation with Dr. Bobby Braun, Chief Technologist, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
“We provide universal service at affordable rates, so reducing energy and fuel use helps us keep our costs under control as well as provide the trusted service that Americans expect.”
A Conversation with Sam Pulcrano, Vice President of Sustainability, U.S. Postal Service
“DEP clearly does a good job. People turn on the tap. The water comes out. The water also goes away. That is the surest indicator that we’re doing great.”
A Conversation with Cas Holloway, Commissioner, New York City Department of Environmental Protection
“Our mission is quite simply to provide the safest air transportation in the world. We do this extraordinarily well. We are running record low accident rates.”
Dave Bowen: Driving IT Coordination and Innovation at the FAA
“My strategic objective is to pioneer, field, and employ game-changing information capabilities that give information dominance over potential adversaries and decision superiority for U.S. commanders and operating forces.”
Vice Admiral Jack Dorsett: Strengthening the U.S. Navy’s Information Dominance for the 21st Century
“The last principle of open government is innovation. It’s about not standing still, but thinking of new ways to direct activities and processes so that the government can be as innovative as possible and open to new ideas.
Dr. David McClure: Promoting Transparency, Participation, and Innovation in Government
“We can’t get any of this done without a really good staff. We need to have a strong government employee base within our IT functions to make this work, so getting that right balance [between contractor and employee] is really critical.”
Richard Spires: Leveraging IT to Enhance DHS Mission Effectiveness
"The Department of Human Services principally focuses on income support for economically and socially challenged people, homelessness, and those programs which support fragile populations."
Pursuing Person-Centric Human Services Delivery: Insights from Clarence Carter, Director, District of Columbia Department of Human Services
We estimate that through a combination of spending reforms of entitlement programs, eliminating low-priority programs, and adopting commercial best practices in government operations, the federal government can save $1–1.5 trillion over five years.
Strategies to Cut Costs and Improve Performance
This contribution outlines 10 principles designed to provide insight into effective and efficient strategies on how to best deploy financial management systems in alignment with OMB’s goals and policies, with a focus on optimizing resources.
What We Know Now: Lessons Learned Implementing Federal Financial Systems Projects
This article is adapted from Noel P. Greis and Monica L. Nogueira, “Food Safety—Emerging Public-Private Approaches: A Perspective for Local, State, and Federal Government Leaders“ (Washington, DC: IBM Center for The Business of Government, 2010).
Food Safety—Emerging Public-Private Approaches: A Perspective for Local, State, and Federal Government Leaders
This article is adapted from Marilu Goodyear, Holly T. Goerdel, Shannon Portillo, and Linda Williams, “Cybersecurity Management in the States: The Emerging Role of Chief Information Security Officers“
Cybersecurity Management in the States: The Emerging Role of Chief Information Security Officers
This article is adapted from Young Hoon Kwak and Frank T. Anbari, “Project Management in Government: An Introduction to Earned Value Management (EVM)“ (Washington, DC: IBM Center for The Business of Government, 2010).
Project Management in Government: An Introduction to Earned Value Management (EVM)
This article is adapted from Cassandra Moseley, “Strategies for Supporting Frontline Collaboration: Lessons from Stewardship Contracting“ (Washington, DC: IBM Center for The Business of Government, 2010).
Strategies for Supporting Frontline Collaboration: Lessons from Stewardship Contracting
This article is adapted from Russell W. Mills, “The Promise of Collaborative Voluntary Partnerships: Lessons from the Federal Aviation Administration“ (Washington, DC: IBM Center for The Business of Government, 2010).
The Promise of Collaborative Voluntary Partnerships: Lessons from the Federal Aviation Administration