The Foundation for Effective Government Management in 2017 Starts Now

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Last Friday, the IBM Center for The Business of Government and the Partnership for Public Service had the honor of co-hosting a group of leading experts from academe, as well as several former senior officials from Administrations of both parties, to frame key management issues and opportunities for the next Presidential term.

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Christina Ho
Deputy Assistant Secretary Accounting Policy and Financial...
Department of the Treasury

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Strengthening the Connective Links in Government
Over the past five years, the Obama administration has pursued a host of innovation-fostering initiatives that work to strengthen the connective links among...

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Making Decisions in a Time of Transition
Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 13:34
In 2017, after taking office, the next administration will face many significant and simultaneous decisions on a wide...
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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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When President Barack Obama took office, he said “the question is not whether government is too big or too small but whether it works.” But how do you know what works and what doesn’t?
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“Abracadabra,” “hocus-pocus” and “presto-chango” are clichéd magic words designed to deliver a variety of wishes to boys and girls in books. Sometimes they work, and sometimes they don’t, and sometimes they have perverse effects. The lesson, typically, is to be careful of what you wish for.
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Dr. Mergel discusses the managerial, cultural, behavioral, and technological issues that public managers face in starting and maintaining Wikis.
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