Submitted by cmasingo on Thu, 12/21/2017 - 11:09
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.
Submitted by cmasingo on Thu, 12/21/2017 - 10:57
Submitted by cmasingo on Thu, 12/21/2017 - 10:44
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.
Submitted by cmasingo on Thu, 12/21/2017 - 10:32
Submitted by cmasingo on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 15:51
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.
Submitted by cmasingo on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 15:49
Submitted by cmasingo on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 15:44
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
Submitted by cmasingo on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 13:17
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 12:45
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.
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 12:23
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.