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New: Progress Reports on Agency Priority Goals
Monday, July 7, 2014 - 09:56
OMB releases first quarterly progress reports for the 2014-2015 round of agency priority goals.
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What is the U.S. Department of the Interior doing to advance its performance and results agenda? How can strategic planning translate into better agency results and foster culture of performance improvement? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and much more with Dr. Richard Beck, director, Office of Planning and Performance Management at the U.S. Department of the Interior. That’s next week on The Business of Government Hour.
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The Center for The Business of Government continues to support reports by leading thinkers on key issues affecting government today.
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OMB releases first quarterly progress reports for the 2014-2015 round of agency priority goals.
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"The execution of the ACA was seriously flawed. Three factors contributed to the rocky rollout: the nature of lawmaking, poor personnel decisions, and poisonous politics," notes Dr. Zeke Emanuel.
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“Today the Administration is releasing detailed action plans for the fifteen CAP goals,” announced Office of Management and Budget deputy director for management, Beth Cobert, in a blog post in late June.
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There are 89 agency priority goals in 23 of the major departments and agencies. Of these, 33 are new and the rest are extensions of goal commitments previously made in the 2012-2013 round.
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"Our vision essentially says we reach for new heights to reveal the unknown so that what we do and learn makes life better for humanity," notes, NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden. He joined me on The Business of Government Hour to explain this vision and more.
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In a climate of fiscal austerity, it is far better to cut programs with minimal impact and improve existing programs, based on evidence from high-quality program evaluations. What is program evaluation? How can evidence and rigorous evaluation be best integrated into decision-making? Kathy Stack, Advisor for Evidence-Based Innovation, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) shares her insights on these topics and more.
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How did the US Healthcare system evolve? What’s surprising about the history of healthcare reform in the U.S.? What are the Six Megatrends in Healthcare? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with, Dr. Zeke Emanuel, author of Reinventing American Healthcare.
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