Thursday, March 12, 2009
This paper outlines the challenges facing the U.S. health care system, how prevention can help address these challenges, examples of wellness and prevention programs, suggestions for program components and design, and proposed standards for the...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Learn how agencies can put in place or enhance core processes to make the acquistion functions operate as effectively as possible.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This insight brief provides the necessary steps agency management must take to recognize the critical role that contract management plays in accomplishing agency missions.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Based on her observations of best practices in various states, Judy Zelio identifies five specific actions that state agencies can take to provide performance information that legislators will see as useful, such as ensuring that executive branch...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This report is an example of how Web 2.0's "teen toys" have become a serious work tool. It explores how cutting-edge government organizations are using 3-dimensional virtual worlds on the Internet to conduct training, recruit new employees, and educate..
Thursday, March 12, 2009
The Service Acquisition Reform Act (SARA) Legislation of 2003 (41 U.S.C. 414) established new positions of Chief Acquisition Officers to oversee Federal civilian agency acquisition operations. The expectation was that the CAO would be highly placed in...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This report includes two essays reflecting different perspectives on preparing for and working in large-scale emergencies. The first essay, "Keys to Effectively Partner in Temporary Networks," by Ross O’Brien, examines the roles of nongovernmental...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
There has been a longstanding recognition that the federal government does not have enough employees with the requisite skills to meet every agency need. Agencies obtain real advantages in employing contractors that can offer specialized skills to...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This report focuses on the intersection of child support with child welfare and the TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) Programs. It examines the many ways in which cases come to be served by child support and child welfare and/or child...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
The federal government now spends about 40 percent of its discretionary budget to buy everything from office supplies to weapon systems. When the government buys simple products, like paper clips, they can turn to well-established acquisition strategies..

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