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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New: Progress Reports on Agency Priority Goals
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OMB releases first quarterly progress reports for the 2014-2015 round of agency priority goals.
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In this interview, Vonglis discusses: the Mission of the U.S. Air Force's Office of Financial Management and Comptroller; Financial management's role in the transforming the U.S. Air Force; U.S. Air Force's Financial Services Center; Biggest financial...
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Describes Washington State’s use of a Citi-Stat process to manage state priorities and outcomes.
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Evans describes the e-government initiatives under the President's Management Agenda (PMA), including govbenfits.gov, e-rulemaking, and grants.gov. She also explains that the various e-government initiatives focus on different relationships within government:...
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In this interview, Embrey discusses the: Mission and scope of the Office of Force Protection and Readiness; DoD's Force Health Protection and Readiness assessment process; Improving the medical readiness of the total force; The Deployment Health and Family...
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In this interview, Brady discusses: the Air Force's transformation strategy; Force development initiative; Personnel Services Delivery (PSD) initiative; National Security Personnel System (NSPS); Supporting Air Force families; and the Air Force's organizational...
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Wells discusses how SSA is assessing and planning for the pending retirement wave. He describes some of the solutions to the retirement problem that SSA is considering, including workforce transition planning, succession planning, and new recruitment...
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In this interview, Carbonell discusses: the Mission and history of the Administration on Aging (AoA); Reauthorization and modernization of the Older Americans Act; Medicare prescription benefits program; Aging and Disability Resource Centers; Measuring...
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Springer discusses OPM's e-payroll program. She also describes OPM's new recruiting tools, such as the USAJOB's web site. Springer explains how OPM is gearing up for the pending retirement wave. She also talks about OPM's new television-advertising...
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Higgins discusses the mission and activities of the State Department's Bureau of Resource Management, the State Department CFO role, the role as CFO in the Office of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad, recent bureau awards and accomplishments,...
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Professor Gilmour’s report examines OMB's PART initiative from a practical standpoint: How have federal agencies dealt with the requirements of PART? What strategies have they employed to be successful? What challenges do they face? His report highlights...
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