Thursday, March 12, 2009
This report examines the experiences of five federal agencies which are currently running focused initiatives to apply the tools, principles and perspectives of organizational learning. As a program assessment, this study addresses the successes and...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This report assesses the scope and effectiveness of the "managing diversity" initiatives undertaken by many federal agencies. Despite the significant amount of public funding expended on these inititatives, there has been very little systematic...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This report focuses on providing a better understanding of Business Improvement Districts (BIDs), an especially significant innovation in local service delivery that has dramatically impacted the business of government. BIDs are self-help ventures...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
The project describes how performance measures and monitoring processes influence the collaborative processes used to develop and implement watershed management programs.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This report examines electronic commerce and other World Wide Web technologies currently available in the private and public sector. The study provides insights into how government can enhance its delivery of services online. The report aims to spark...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This report presents research on the Air Force Materiel Command’s experience in which a significant, if partial, transformation of expenditure planning and financial management rules and routines occurred within a period of fewer than three years.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This report traces the history of public reporting on government performance and how technology now allows government leaders to dramatically expand citizen access to government performance. Lee defines criteria for assessing how well federal, state,...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This project represents a year long partnership between the IBM Endowment for the Business of Government and the University of Maryland School of Public Affairs' Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise. The Center, under the direction of...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This report provides an analysis of the theoretical and practical issues involved in creating a level playing field for public-private competitions. The notion of a level playing field is that governments should create a set of policies and procedures...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This report provides a case study of how one government agency--the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services--has been mandated by Congress to begin competitive bidding in 2006. The mandated...

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