Thursday, March 12, 2009
The federal government currently administers loan and loan guarantee programs that amount to about $1 trillion of credit outstanding. Credit scoring and loan scoring offer the opportunity for federal credit agencies to devise scoring-based database...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This report explores how managers create a culture of innovation through a comprehensive case study of Phoenix, Arizona, which has been consistently recognized as the best run city in America. Through interviews with Phoenix’s mayor and department...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This report analyzes and evaluates corporate strategic planning employed by the United States Air Force. The study covers the legacy left by the inception of corporate strategic planning in the Air Force in 1994 and identifies how the current leaders...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This report examines federal agencies that have contracted out large scale programs and evaluates their effectiveness. Privatization or outsourcing of services formerly provided in-house have become strategies used by an increasing number of local and...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
By examining all A-76 competitions conducted by the Department of Defense from 1994 through the first quarter of 2004, this report analyzes the impact of competitive sourcing on federal employees. The authors present three major conclusions. First...
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
Wye describes how political executives can overcome common problems in the design, alignment, use, and communication of performance measures and information. The report links performance-based management to the higher calling of public service and...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This report provides timely advice to federal managers involved in the planning and implementation of pay-for-performance systems. It examines arguments for and against pay for performance, reviews various approaches to pay for performance, and...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This report is based on research conducted by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), including site visits, interviews, and two major OECD conferences. The report focuses on key design and implementation issues for three...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This report describes how the federal grant system has come under increased stress in recent years. In an effort to modernize the grant system, the report analyzes three recent reform initiatives in the area of grant management: performance...

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