This is one of the first full-scale examinations of the Department
of Defense’s “Better Buying Power” initiatives that were
launched in 2010 by current Secretary of Defense Ashton
Carter in his previous position as Under Secretary of Defense for
Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics.
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?
As the new fiscal year starts, cost-cutting is taking the driver’s seat in the federal government. This started in state and local governments two years ago, and in recent weeks, it has sweep Washington like a summer thunderstorm.