After a 15-year slumber, the Administrative Conference of the U.S. has returned. It held its first meeting last week since it was reconstituted earlier this year. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Scalia swore in the 100 new members of the Conference, noting
OMB’s recently released IT reform strategy has captured attention across the government management spectrum. What makes its chance for success greater than similar efforts before it? In part, its difference is based on incorporating the same practices wit
OMB recently established government-wide policies associated with financial systems modernization. In response, IBM looked at our own work in delivering financial management services, and developed a set of principles for how best to deploy financial syst
I just came back from a brief exotic trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands where the government is serious about making itself more efficient and effective. I was asked to describe how the U.S. reinvention effort of the 1990s was run, and how state governments
Within these pages, we have assembled a varied group of leaders, innovators, practitioners, and thinkers, who in their own way offer models to follow, provide insights that can infuse theory to practice, and pave the way to shaping the business of governm
Considered a "revolution" in France, the Framework Law on Finance Acts (La Loi Organique sur les Lois de Finance), has a number of striking similarities with the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 in the United States.
“Rulemaking is one of the most important and demanding jobs of the federal government,” says former White House official Sally Katzen. But, she notes that its operation is stuck in a 1946 law. She says “don’t tinker at the margins,” and two weeks ago legi