GAO revisited a report it did in 2004 on creating a comprehensive indicator system to track the progress of our nation’s economy, people’s health, social well-being, and the environment. GAO looks at 20 different system used by other countries and by stat
When I worked for Vice President Gore’s reinventing government initiative, he told us “don’t move the boxes, fix what’s inside the boxes.” He also talked expansively about creating “virtual agencies” organized around the needs of each individual citizen.
DHS released a white paper this week on a new approach to security in cyberspace – viewing protection as the product of an “ecosystem” rather than looking for a silver bullet. The paper has significant implications for government and industry – DHS seeks
If leaders understand which way the (social) wind is blowing, they can harness the changing tide and use it to raise all the boats in their organization. The trick is to understand the management imperatives that the paradigm shifts engender.
George Washington University professor Kathy Newcomer likened the Obama Administration’s performance agenda to a game of “Where is Waldo?” at a Brookings Institution forum last week on improving government performance. She says “you have to look carefully
Obama signed the GPRA Modernization Act in January. While OMB has yet to issue any formal guidance to agencies on what they should do, there has been a flurry of conferences, forums, and seminars that have focused on the new law’s meaning and intent.
The National Academy of Public Administration, the Partnership for Public Service, and the IBM Center for the Business of Government recently hosted a roundtable to engage a diverse set of thought leaders in envisioning how the Fund and related efforts ca