Leadership in Action - The Business of Government Magazine Spring 2014


This edition of The Business of Government magazine underscores the importance of correlating short-term decision-making with long-range consequences. We highlight the latest trends and best practices for improving government effectiveness by introducing you to key government executives, detailing the work of public management practitioners, and offering insights from leading academics.

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Leadership in Action - The Business of Government Magazine Spring 2014
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This week, we began to share details from some of our technical expects on IT consolidation.
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For most government IT organizations, the goal is to provide unified, real-time access to information, as well as visibility agency-wide into data residing on diverse systems.
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As we start the new year, I am excited to kick off a series of posts on each of the seven cost takeout initiatives. We will dive deeper into each of the initiatives, exploring how the federal government can move from concept to realized savings through the application of commercial best practices to reduce costs and improve performance.
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Federal departments and agencies increasingly rely on services to accomplish their missions. "Sourcing" refers to how government departments and agencies obtain the services they need to solve their mission delivery requirements and how those decisions are reached.
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This time of year, you can’t avoid the phenomena of list-making. There is a top ten list of good or bad, best and worst, “in” or “out” for everything. While you’re busy making your own lists for 2010, resolutions for 2011, and back up plans for your resolutions, I wanted to share my list of top “must reads” that address the debt and improving Federal mission performance.
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Earlier this month, President Obama signed the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010 into law. It expands opportunities for over 1 million federal workers to telecommute for at least part of their week.
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Over the years with Coopers and Lybrand, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and IBM, my teams and I have published a few pieces about transforming government. Sometimes, we’ve recommended simple concepts that when applied across the Federal government could achieve dramatic results. Other times, we’ve talked about very complex ideas that could radically change outcomes for government leaders or citizens.
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This week, we shared our thoughts about the 25 point IT management reform plans unveiled by Vivek Kundra and the White House.
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Last week, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Programme for International Student Achievement (PISA) 2009 study was released. This survey tests the math, reading, and science capabilities of more than 470,000 15 year old students from 65 countries around the world.
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Last week, I joined the Federal CIO, Vivek Kundra, as he unveiled 25 new management principles that will help drive value for Federal technology users, stakeholders, and taxpayers. We’ve talked a great deal about value in this blog, and I’m pleased that these management principles are meant to reinforce value as a driver of technology.
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