Fall/Winter 2012 Edition
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The Business of Government Magazine - Fall/Winter 2012 Edition
Advances in biomedical research seek to enhance health and length of life and reduce the burdens of illness and disability. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) plays a central role in making this happen.
A Conversation with Francis Collins, MD, PhD Director, National Institutes of Health
Since its inception, the country’s credit union system has expanded and grown to serve over 93 million Americans. Credit unions generally maintain traditional lending standards and risk portfolios.
A Conversation with Debbie Matz, Chairman, National Credit Union Administration
It is critical to the safety and security of this country that federal, state, local, private-sector, and international partners improve their sharing of information about terrorism, homeland security, and weapons of mass destruction.
A Conversation with Kshemendra Paul, Program Manager, Information Sharing Environment
Sound financial management is essential to the effective stewardship of taxpayer dollars and enables federal agency decision-makers to make tough choices on day-to-day and long-term management challenges.
A Conversation with Danny Werfel, Controller Office of Federal Financial Management, Office of Management and Budget
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs may be the second largest federal agency, but it runs the largest medical system in the United States, providing care to about six million veterans and their families who depend on it.
A Conversation with Dr. Peter L. Levin, Senior Advisor to the Secretary and Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, relies on information and technology to carry out its mission—to understand and predict changes in climate, weather, oceans, and coasts.
Science, Service, and Stewardship: Insights from Joe Klimavicz, Chief Information Officer and Director, High Performance Computing and Communications, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Most government activities are managed through programs in agencies. The pace of technology and business change is causing leading organizations that have always collaborated to move to a new model of managing activities from a cross-program view.
Joined-Up Management: A Next Step in Cross-Agency Collaboration
Less than a month after taking office, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, a $787 billion piece of legislation that provided temporary dollars to 28 agencies through more than 200 programs.
Key Actions That Contribute to Successful Program Implementation: Lessons from the Recovery Act
Law enforcement can face tough measurement challenges, but the fields of statistics and econometrics have developed a framework for dealing with them and it is useful to begin with a brief overview of that framework.
Five Methods for Measuring Unobserved Events: A Case Study of Federal Law Enforcement