Making Data Real – Lessons From and For Federal Leaders

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Earlier this fall, we co-hosted an event with the Partnership for Public Service that featured three federal executives leading innovative analytic efforts in their agencies. Over the last few weeks, we extended the conversation by blogging on seven government executives who successfully implemented analytics initiatives in their agencies. They shared their insights on ways to be successful, and hurdles to be mindful of, when beginning an analytics initiative.

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Seth Diamond
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New York City Department of Homeless Services

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Reform of the Federal IT Budget - Increasing Strategy, Decreasing Complexity
The federal budget process is an exercise in time travel. At any given moment, agency budget and program managers may live in as many as three years at the...

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Empowering Citizens with Money and Social Media
Monday, September 8, 2014 - 08:42
The White House’s Open Government initiative encourages citizens to become more actively engaged in budget decisions in...
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DeSeve identifies seven primary lessons from implementation of the Recovery Act.
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When public sector leaders talk about creating greater efficiency in government ("leaner and meaner," and so on) often their approach boils down to reductions in work force.
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It is our goal to help public sector executives and managers address real-world problems by supporting leading researchers who produce empirical evidence to inform the debates about whether particular management approaches will improve government performance.
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Ms. McGrath leads the Department’s efforts to better synchronize, integrate and coordinate DoD business operations
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Governments, generally, are much better at giving out money than they are at figuring out where the money is spent, and how successfully. Progress on this front has certainly been made by cities, counties, states and the federal government, but there’s still a long way to go.
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In recent weeks, the main stream media has questioned whether the Obama administration’s Open Government initiative has lost its steam. But is it really dead?
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Federal agencies have developed “open government plans” in response to an early directive by President Obama.
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In this complex and dynamic world of changing demands, the nature of security today requires that it be conceived more broadly than ever before. Some have called for a new vibrant strategic direction for US national security and foreign policy. Today's context presents a unique set of challenges and requires a new way of thinking about power, security, and leadership. General Anthony Zinni, former Commander of the US Central Command offers insights in power and leadership in the 21st Century.
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The mission of the National Guard Bureau Joint Process Improvement Office is to create a culture of continuous improvement by deploying tools, training, and mentoring soldiers and airmen throughout the National Guard.
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