Recent reports highlight a grading system that Congress has introduced to assess federal agency IT performance; these grades also point to areas where agencies can prioritize improvements to become more efficient and effective.
From forging a unity of effort in homeland security to strategizing today how to field the U.S. Army of tomorrow; to pursuing affordable housing, eliminating fraud, waste, and abuse in healthcare, and securing cyberspace, this issue of The Business of Government magazine delves into a diverse set of topics and public management issues facing us today.
Among federal executives, U.S. Inspectors General (IGs) face
a unique challenge: maintaining their independence from the
agencies they oversee while striving to be positively engaged
with agency leadership and fulfilling congressional committees’
Given the growing dependence on information technology
(IT) for service delivery and the accomplishment of mission
objectives and the trend of increasing spending on IT, it is
important that we have tools and techniques in place to
develop a balanced portfolio of measures of IT performance,
which include IT project management, IT operations management,
and IT innovation.
Enhancing Cybersecurity in a World of Real-
Time Threats: Insights from Dr. Phyllis Schneck,
Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity and
Communications, National Protection and Programs
Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security