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
Recent recommendations from OMB around IT Reform depend critically on the ability of those individuals and teams to manage large scale IT programs effectively, and to communicate with each other before, during, and after the contracts for such programs ar
Several recent reports recommend ways to improve performance in US Government information technology (IT) programs. These recommendations focus on how agencies buy and oversee IT from companies. A key recommendation? Bite-sized chunks are better, and inde