Thursday, March 12, 2009
Four case studies highlight how organizations have implemented outsourcing, competitive sourcing, and public-private partnerships to achieve savings and better performance. First is NASA's initiative to outsource its computer desktop maintenance to...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This project examines the changing operational challenges faced by today’s public managers as they participate in collaborative undertakings with other governments and the nongovernmental sector. The lessons are derived from experiences in several...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This report analyzes the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) work with the private sector in implementing FEMA's goals via public-private partnerships. The project includes an assessment of FEMA's Project Impact Program. The objective of the...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This report profiles three outstanding local government executives – Robert O’Neill, Jan Perkins, and Phil Penland -- who have served in various local governments over the years. The study profiles the change activities of these city/county managers...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This report addresses the issues of privatization through a study of the Indianapolis privatization and labor-management partnership experience. The study verifies the success of the Indianapolois labor-management partnership and identifies the...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This report assesses the potential of using application service providers (ASPs) for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of public information and service delivery. Renting application services allows government to use the most advanced...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This report explores the benefits, detriments, and legal issues of Internet voting. The study empirically examines the first U.S. poltical election to include internet voting (the Arizona Democratic presidential primary, March 2000).
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This report examines the innovative approaches taken by five publicly owned and operated airports to adjust to the evolution of America’s air transport system. The study provides examples of how to make public enterprises more efficient, and includes...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Italy's new public procurement system, created through Consip--a public company owned by the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance--is the focus of this report. Consip created a new information technology platform and new operational procedures for...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This report examines how the State of Kansas, like many other states, is reconsidering the structure of service delivery for many of its social welfare programs. Like other states, Kansas has opted to "privatize" or contract several components of its...

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