Wednesday, February 20, 2019
The federal government spends about $500 billion a year on goods and services. More than half of this amount is for goods and services common across federal agencies, such as training, overnight delivery services, copier machines, and travel services. However, these common items are often purchased individually by more than 3,300 buying offices and over 40,000 contracting officers. As a result, the federal government does not leverage its buying power as a large customer, and vendors are constantly bidding on redundant work.
Monday, November 12, 2018
Delivering results on key national challenges inevitably involve multiple stakeholders and delivery partners, whether it involves the environment, transportation, healthcare, or social services. These are areas where systems are decentralized and the target population is diffuse. Coordination across policy areas like these has never been easy – or so important.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
In many states, a new governor has just been elected—in 2018, 17 current governors did not run for reelection in November, while 36 states held gubernatorial elections. Next comes the hard work for governors and their teams of delivering results for citizens. Yet, gubernatorial teams have a short span of time in preparing to take the reins in their state capitals.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Every day, U.S. government entities interact with millions of citizens to execute their core missions.
Monday, September 24, 2018
Blockchain technology enables a shared ledger to record the history of transactions with consistency and certainty.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Governments at all levels have seen dramatic increases in availability and use of data over the past decade.
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
This report focuses on data gathering, analysis, and dissemination challenges and opportunities across the homeland security enterprise, looking especially at how improved information sharing could enhance threat prediction and prevention in a transatlantic context.
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Congress passed legislation in late 2016—The Program Management Improvement Accountability Act (PMIAA)—to establish standards, define competencies, and conduct progress reviews that improve program and project management at a government-wide and agency level.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
The increased use of technologies such as social media, the Internet of Things, mobility, and cloud computing by government agencies has extended the sources of potential cyber risk faced by those agencies.
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Based on validated evidence, the author offers recommendations on how to make charter schools more effective in pioneering and disseminating innovations to produce widespread gains in educational achievement.

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