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Conference explores government innovation tools

Ilyse Veron is editor of The Public Manager.

Thursday - 10/27/2011, 04:30pm EDT
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Death of the catchphrase 'more with less'?

GovExec's Tom Shoop has an update from the 2011 Executive Leadership Conference on discussion centered on the popular catchphrase.

Tuesday - 10/25/2011, 05:39pm EDT
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More to innovation in government than 'coolness' factor

David McClure, associate administrator in the Office of Citizen Services & Innovative Technologies at the General Services Administration, moderated a panel at the 2011 Executive Leadership Conference.

Tuesday - 10/25/2011, 04:55pm EDT
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Continuous monitoring requires strong leadership and software

Bruce Levinson, with the Center for Regulatory Effectiveness, joined the with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the center's recent survey on agency FISMA compliance.

Tuesday - 10/25/2011, 09:22am EDT
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Agency management could stand shot of tough love

Steve Kelman, who has studied management styles at government organizations, said agencies should embody a true tough love equal parts toughness and nurturing approach for better performance.

Monday - 10/24/2011, 10:58am EDT
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VA funds ideas to help disabled vets get jobs

VA will test the use of the ideas in the agency's Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Program, according to a VA release.

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 04:06pm EDT

New OPM guidance aims to help senior executives 'hit the ground running'

John Palguta, vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss OPM's new onboarding model. The framework aims to help senior executives transition to new positions more smoothly.

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 11:52am EDT
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What does the future federal workforce look like?

Executives from Deloitte Consulting LLP explain the company's vision for the future of the federal workforce, sharing details from their Fed Cloud plan.

Monday - 10/17/2011, 05:27pm EDT
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Keys to successful government dashboards

Sukumar Ganapati, associate professor of public administration at Florida International University, examined some of the best practices of government dashboards in a new report.

Monday - 10/17/2011, 04:12pm EDT
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GSA: Changing printing habits could save government millions

Steve Kempf, the commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service at GSA joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss new efforts at more efficient print management.

Monday - 10/17/2011, 10:19am EDT
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One year after Plain Language Act, agencies still have 'long way to go'

Generally there has been a trend toward fewer convoluted, passive sentences, said Annetta Cheek, the chair of the Center for Plain Language.

Thursday - 10/13/2011, 04:41pm EDT
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Achieving government reform...is it possible?

Tom Shoop is the editor-in-chief of Government Executive.

Tuesday - 10/11/2011, 04:05pm EDT
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How to boost agency call center performance

Martha Dorris, deputy associate administrator at the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies at General Services Administration, shared some ideas from last month's GSA conference.

Tuesday - 10/11/2011, 03:48pm EDT
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Employee tips led to 'most improved' agency

When less than half of your employees say they'd recommend your agency as a great place to work, you have a problem that's not easy to fix. But faced with poor ratings year after year, the Broadcasting Board of Governors decided to do something about it.

Tuesday - 10/11/2011, 05:18am EDT
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Can government still tackle the big challenges?

Veteran civil servant Dwight Ink joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss a recent book he edited about transforming public service.

Monday - 10/10/2011, 10:21am EDT
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ACUS building 'model agency' from best practices, success stories

Shawne McGibbon, the ACUS general counsel, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to explain the conference's new 'Model Agency' initiative.

Monday - 10/03/2011, 10:20am EDT
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Report: Data key ingredient for successful agency performance reviews

John Kamensky, a senior fellow and associate partner at the center, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris with some pointers from a recent IBM Center for the Business of Government report on agency performance review.

Monday - 10/03/2011, 09:33am EDT
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Putting IT reform into action

Jaime Gracia, industry co-chair of the Better Government IT Working Group, and President and CEO of Seville Government Consulting, discusses how the working group will translate its findings into action.

Thursday - 09/29/2011, 06:50pm EDT
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Agencies can look to 1990s for budget-cutting lessons

The Partnership for Public Service's new report warns the United States "must not repeat the mistakes of the past" with automatic across-the-board cuts.

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 07:00am EDT

Brookings, Washington University offer new executive degree

Jackson Nickerson, the associate dean and director of Brookings Executive Education, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the program.

Friday - 09/23/2011, 11:50am EDT
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