“It’s déjà vu all over again.” As this week marks the passing of baseball hall of famer Yogi Berra, his insightful malapropism seems quite appropriate as the U.S. federal government is on the precipice of falling headlong into a second government shutdown within two years. How does the shutdown impact how agencies manage their budgets and operations? What effect does shuttering government operations have on federal employees, grantees, and contractors?
The Defense Finance and Accounting Service has consolidated more than 300 installation finance offices into 24 and reduced DoD costs by orders of magnitude more than the reduction in the workforce required to support the systems and offices.
It’s a challenge to write a blog entry this soon after the mid-term elections and not mention them…but truly, government performance improvement is a non-partisan issue. Whether you are enthusiastic about the outcome(s) or simply relieved that the robocalls are ending, for now, I’ll stay focused on performance, outcomes, adding value, and removing costs from the operations of government.
The largest technology companies in the country believe that that the Federal government can save $1 trillion over the next ten years through the aggressive adoption of seven specific initiatives based on commercial best practices ....
IBM estimates that the Federal Government can save $1 trillion over the next ten years by aggressive adoption of seven specific management practices proven to work in the commercial sector of our economy. How ambitious is this?
The White House and OMB have released a blizzard of cost-cutting memos and directives in recent months. Agency leaders are understandably overwhelmed! Here’s a handy checklist of the top ten initiatives (and if you have more, please add them!):
According to budget projections produced by the Congressional Budget Office in August 2010, the Federal government will accumulate over $7 trillion in new debt between 2010 and 2019 if it stays on its present course. Experts say this fiscal imbalance poses a severe risk to the country if allowed to continue. What options exist?