Weekly Roundup: July 3 - 7, 2017

Michael J. Keegan

Lawmakers press on Census finances and leadership Congressional watchdogs from both sides of the aisle are concerned about finances at the Census Bureau and want to see an updated cost estimate to reflect potential cost overruns. The bureau is undertaking a wide-ranging modernization of its technology and methodology with the goal of saving about $5 billion on the 2020 census, compared to repeating the 2010 approach.

Weekly Roundup: July 10 - 14, 2017

Michael J. Keegan

Weekly Roundup: July 17 - 21, 2017

Michael J. Keegan

White House pushes TBM for IT savings and smarter spending.  Chris Liddell, the president's director of strategic initiatives, thinks the federal government may be spending as much as $200 billion on IT each year -- far more than is generally acknowledged.  Better data and metrics, he argued at a July 20 White House event, is critical to bringing down that spend.

Weekly Roundup: July 24 - 28, 2017

Michael J. Keegan

 

Agencies should look to industry for scaling shared services. Adopting standards and building partnerships with industry will accelerate agencies' ability to take advantage of shared services, says a GSA executive.

 

Five Actions to Improve Military Hospital Performance

The Military Health System (MHS) is a global, comprehensive, integrated system that includes combat medical services, health readiness, and a health care delivery system amongst many other functions. As one of the largest health care systems in the U.S, with total spending of more than $50 billion per year, the MHS includes both a direct care component, composed of DoD-operated and staffed military treatment facilities (MTFs), and a purchased care component operated through TRICARE regional contracts.

Weekly Roundup: September 11 - 15, 2017

Michael J. Keegan

Using Strategic Foresight: Interview with CDR Eric Popiel, US Coast Guard

Strategic foresight is not futuristic forecasting. Foresight is about being able to perceive the significance and nature of events before they have occurred. It is about having the imagination to be prepared for what may come, regardless of which scenario occurs – it’s a mindset, not a process. It is about going beyond the tyranny of the present and preparing the best you can for the uncertainty of the future

Leading the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

 

A Conversation with W. Craig Fugate, FEMA Administrator

In the last decade, whether as a result of natural or manmade disasters the nation’s emergency response apparatus has faced enormous challenges. Overcoming these challenges and forging a national emergency response network for the 21st Century requires innovation and teamwork.

Leaders Speak - A Conversation on Human Service Delivery in New York City

We are introducing a Special Edition of The Business of Government Hour -- Leaders Speak -- focusing on human service delivery: the challenges being faced and innovations being forged in our local communities.

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