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 Management Blog

  1. Editorial: Innovation, a measure of leadership

    Everyone complains about the lack of innovation in government. Few people do anything about it.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  2. James Windle works at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and has worked at the Office of Management and Budget, the House Committee on Appropriations, and multiple federal agencies. The views expressed are his own and do not represent those of NREL or the U.S. Department of Energy. Courtesy Photo

    Explaining the budget paralysis

    Blaming the usual target—either or both political parties—is not good enough.

    • Jul. 24, 2014
  3. Howard Risher is a consultant and writer on federal pay and performance issues. He was the managing consultant for the studies leading to the 1990 Federal Employees Pay Comparability Act and is the author of 'Planning Wage and Salary Programs.'

    What's right with the GS system? (Not much)

    Blogger Howard Risher reads between the lines of hearing testimony and predicts a change.

    • Jul. 21, 2014
  4. Dr. Ronald Sanders is a vice-president and fellow at Booz Allen Hamilton. Colin Kelly / Gannett Government Media Co.

    Civil service reform: Start with IT/cyber

    A few months ago, the Partnership for Public Service and Booz Allen Hamilton published a comprehensive, framework for a 21st century civil service system, and while it generated some media interest and even a congressional hearing, it's largely faded into

    • Jul. 17, 2014
  5. Editorial: A cautionary tale

    One of the most spectacular and costly failures of federal procurement in recent years was the Air Force's failed Expeditionary Combat Support System (ECSS).

    • Jul. 11, 2014
  6. Beth Cobert is the deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget Staff

    Congress: Eliminate outdated, duplicative reports

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This blog post first appeared at whitehouse.gov. Every year, Congress requires federal agencies to produce thousands of written reports and plans on far ranging topics.

    • Jul. 11, 2014
  7. Tyler Robinson is the Chairman of the Executive Board for Young Government Leaders, and Portfolio Risk Officer at the Export-Import Bank of the United States.

    What sports can teach managers

    A team is a team, whether it's a baseball powerhouse or an IT crew. Take some cues from sports coaches.

    • Jul. 8, 2014
  8. James Windle works at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and has worked at the Office of Management and Budget, the House Committee on Appropriations, and multiple federal agencies. The views expressed are his own and do not represent those of NREL or the U.S. Department of Energy. Courtesy Photo

    The federal sector from the inside

    Times are challenging in the federal sector. Budget uncertainty continues with a zero-growth discretionary spending cap in fiscal year 2016. Increased oversight reduces flexibility to execute programs. The media aggressively covers any misstep.

    • Jul. 8, 2014
  9. John M. Kamensky is a senior fellow at the IBM Center for The Business of Government. He formerly served as a deputy for Vice President Gore's reinventing government initiative.

    CAP goals: Are we there yet?

    A progress report on cross-agency priorities.

    • Jul. 2, 2014
  10. Jeffrey Steinhoff is executive director of the KPMG Government Institute and former assistant comptroller general of the United States for accounting and information management. The information contained herein is of a general nature and is not intended to address the circumstances of any particular individual or entity. This article represents the views of the author only, and does not necessarily represent the views or professional advice of KPMG LLP.

    Enabling technology: A megatrend shaping governments

    National leaders must look far to the future to prepare for megatrends that could affect long-term economic prosperity, social cohesion, environmental stability, and national defense.

    • Jul. 1, 2014
  11. Scott Quehl leads Accenture Federal Services Strategic Government Efficiency offering. He formerly served as Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce.

    Operational Analytics: A proactive approach to dealing with shrinking budgets

    The relative stability of the two-year budget agreement gives agencies some breathing room to work toward lasting solutions.

    • Jun. 30, 2014
  12. Howard Risher is a consultant and writer on federal pay and performance issues. He was the managing consultant for the studies leading to the 1990 Federal Employees Pay Comparability Act and is the author of 'Planning Wage and Salary Programs.'

    Is accountability more than a political slogan?

    When accusations surface, the charge is most commonly misconduct involving dishonesty or immoral behavior; the alleged wrongdoer is never accused of poor performance.

    • Jun. 24, 2014
  13. Dr. Ronald Sanders is a vice-president and fellow at Booz Allen Hamilton. Colin Kelly / Gannett Government Media Co.

    VA needs 'last full measure' of reform

    The new VA secretary needs tools and support to successfully find and fix what's really behind the scandal headlines.

    • Jun. 19, 2014
  14.  Doug Sanford (202)246-6347

    How poor implementation kills good policy

    Healthcare.gov provides another lesson.

    • Jun. 16, 2014
  15. John M. Kamensky is a senior fellow at the IBM Center for The Business of Government. He formerly served as a deputy for Vice President Gore's reinventing government initiative.

    Transparency, legitimacy and trust

    Does greater transparency in government translate into greater citizen legitimacy and trust for government action? It depends, concludes a new study by a Swedish scholar.

    • Jun. 13, 2014
  16. Howard Risher is a consultant and writer on federal pay and performance issues. He was the managing consultant for the studies leading to the 1990 Federal Employees Pay Comparability Act and is the author of 'Planning Wage and Salary Programs.'

    Is better government performance still possible?

    The Hammer Awards marked the Clinton/Gore's approach to improving government management. Much has changed since then.

    • Jun. 12, 2014
  17. Government's dirty little secret: data quality

    There has been a big push recently from the Office of Management and Budget that agencies do better at maintaining, connecting and leveraging the vast amounts of data they collect.

    • Jun. 9, 2014
  18. Tyler Robinson is the Chairman of the Executive Board for Young Government Leaders, and Portfolio Risk Officer at the Export-Import Bank of the United States.

    Trust and respect in the workplace: Does it matter?

    Gaining trust can take time for a leader.

    • Jun. 2, 2014
  19. Dan G. Blair is President and CEO of the National Academy of Public Administration. Previously, Dan served as Chair and Commissioner of the Postal Regulatory Commission and OPM Deputy Director and Acting Director.

    Agency mismanagement needs systematic solution

    The unfolding scandal involving secret waiting lists for veterans treated by the VA hospitals tears at the heart of the ideals of public service.

    • May. 30, 2014
  20. Scott Quehl leads Accenture Federal Services Strategic Government Efficiency offering. He formerly served as Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce.

    Digital government and the transformation of service

    A family is gathered around the kitchen table. The principal wage earner has lost his job. Despite playing by the rules, the family is just making ends meet.

    • May. 28, 2014
  21. Howard Risher is a consultant and writer on federal pay and performance issues. He was the managing consultant for the studies leading to the 1990 Federal Employees Pay Comparability Act and is the author of 'Planning Wage and Salary Programs.'

    Punishment, accountability and incentives

    Rebalancing the carrot and the stick.

    • May. 23, 2014
  22. Alan Balutis is a distinguished fellow and senior director, U. S. Public Sector, Cisco Systems. His 28 years in the federal sector were spent at the Department of Commerce, where he headed its management and budget office for over a decade and was its first CIO.

    History shows why management reform so often fails

    A look back at five presidencies.

    • May. 20, 2014
  23. Editorial: What's cool in government

    One of the coolest things I've seen in government in recent years is a new project called 18F, launched by the General Services Administration.

    • May. 19, 2014
  24. Neil A. Levine teaches strategic leadership at the National Defense University on a two-year faculty appointment from the U.S. Agency for International Development. He has over 25 years of federal service working in the executive branch and on Capitol Hill.

    For the federal worker, it's Washington vs. Westeros

    While viewers flock to the latest original Netflix program 'House of Cards' to see how the capital really works, feds might consider HBO's popular 'Game of Thrones' for intriguing — albeit imperfect — analogies to the career civil service.

    • May. 16, 2014
  25. Jeffrey Steinhoff is executive director of the KPMG Government Institute and former assistant comptroller general of the United States for accounting and information management. The information contained herein is of a general nature and is not intended to address the circumstances of any particular individual or entity. This article represents the views of the author only, and does not necessarily represent the views or professional advice of KPMG LLP.

    How global demographics shape governments

    A look at a megatrend.

    • May. 8, 2014
  26. John M. Kamensky is a senior fellow at the IBM Center for The Business of Government. He formerly served as a deputy for Vice President Gore's reinventing government initiative. Doug Sanford (202)246-6347

    Four steps to integrate performance with budget

    Reformers have promoted the notion of performance budgeting since it was introduced by the 1949 Hoover Commission. Major initiatives have been attempted and incremental progress has been achieved. But not enough has happened.

    • May. 8, 2014
  27. Dr. Ronald Sanders is a vice-president and fellow at Booz Allen Hamilton. Colin Kelly / Gannett Government Media Co.

    Widening the SES net

    Some concrete ideas to expand and diversify the Senior Executive Service.

    • May. 7, 2014
  28. Tyler Robinson is the Chairman of the Executive Board for Young Government Leaders, and Portfolio Risk Officer at the Export-Import Bank of the United States.

    The challenges and opportunities of telework

    As beneficial as it can be, there are reasons to limit telework.

    • Apr. 25, 2014
  29. Howard Risher is a consultant and writer on federal pay and performance issues. He was the managing consultant for the studies leading to the 1990 Federal Employees Pay Comparability Act and is the author of 'Planning Wage and Salary Programs.' File

    Calling for federal paycheck fairness

    Pay data should be compared only to similar jobs.

    • Apr. 25, 2014
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