Weekly Round-up: September 19, 2014

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Weekly Round-up: September 19, 2014
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The GPRA Modernization Act of 2010 requires each federal agency to identify a set of priority goals, designate someone to be the goal leader for each goal, review progress toward these goals, and publicly report at least quarterly on that progress. Such a process represents a more focused review (concentrating on the priority goals) than the broader performance reviews described here.
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In this issue of The Business of Government magazine, we survey the intersection where leadership, complex challenges, and the need for transformation meet. Whether it’s in the response to the global financial crisis, the national deficit, or the myriad of other pressing issues facing us, uncertainty seems boundless while constraints on resources are very real.
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A Time for Transformational Change
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In another installment of the Leaders Speak Series, I bring you a sampling of current government leaders and their advice on leadership and public service. What makes an effective leader? Why pursue a career in public service? Our guests offer their extended reflections on such questions.
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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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The current report by Professor Wyld describes the increasing use of reverse auctions by government at all levels across the world.
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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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