Thursday, March 12, 2009
This brief discusses the beginnings of interagency acquisitions and how this tool leverages an agency's expertise and cuts costs. It also discusses a decline in the usage of this tool and a series of recommendations on how interagency acquisitions can...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Since the early 1990's, the federal government has been moving toward a more results oriented, performance-based management environment. Under performance-based acquisition (PBA), agencies tell the contractor the results they want, not how to do the...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This report assesses the lessons learned from government organizations that have successfully implemented shared services and recommends best practices for those considering doing so. The results on shared services are particularly important as shared...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Over the last 15 years federal government managers have relied on a much broader and more diverse set of personnel for carrying out agency missions, with private sector contractors assuming a much greater role than in the past. A key question is what...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
In the past year, there has been enormous hype in the media about the growth of Web 2.0 and the use of social networking by the millennial generation. There has also been much publicity about the use of Web 2.0 in business and government. This report...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Traditional plan-driven software development has been widely used in the government because it's considered to be less risky, more consistent, and structured. But there has been a shift from this approach to Agile methods which are more flexible, resultin
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Public services are traditionally delivered through a number of government agencies via programs that are not connected to each other. In the midst of this decentralized fragmentation, two trends - a citizen-centric philosophy and network model of...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Dr. Worley's report examines 60 years of history of how presidents have used the National Security Council organization and process. From the administration of Harry Truman to George W. Bush, the report analyses which approaches succeeded and which...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Public managers in communities across the country are under increasing pressure by the public to report on the outcomes and results of their programs. With both internal and external demands for information, public managers not only need to provide an...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This report is targeted to the growing pool of government managers who are responsible for managing professional services contracts. It gleans a dozen best practices, based on real-world experience, currently used by successful managers across the...

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