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'Moneyball' strategy works for feds?

Agencies have tons of data but don't always use it wisely. A new report examines how a few agencies are analyzing statistics to reach their goals. The Partnership for Public Service and IBM suggest in their report agencies try the 2002 Oakland A's approach to using statistics to build a winning team.

Tags: Partnership for Pubic Service , data analytics , IBM , management , performance management , data , HHS , HUD , Shelley Metzenbaum , Emily Kopp , David Zlowe , OMB

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 05:33am EST
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Analytics helps agencies turn data into decisions

A new report from the Partnership for Public Service and IBM's Public Sector Business Analytics and Optimization Practice points to the importance of analytics in measuring agency performance. But the report emphasizes that data collection is only the first step in turning facts and figures into usable information.

Tags: Partnership for Public Service , data analytics , IBM , management , best practices , GPRA , FAA , SSA , HUD , VA , John Palguta , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 07:00am EST
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Medicare chief steps aside in political impasse

The point man for carrying out President Barack Obama's health care law will be stepping down after Republicans succeeded in blocking his confirmation by the Senate, the White House announced Wednesday.

Tags: Don Berwick , Medicare , Congress

Thursday - 11/24/2011, 12:27am EST

Health care reform rises to top of priority list

The reformation of the country's health care system is one of the next priorities for President Barack Obama and Congress, and the Department of Health and Human Services and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services will be at the center of this effort.

Tags: Tracking the Transition , pay and benefits , Xavier Becerra , Max Baucus , HHS , ONC , Senate Finance Committee , House Ways and Means Committee , health IT , health care

Tuesday - 02/17/2009, 05:44pm EST
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Confronting big cyber challenges at CMS

Chief information security officer C. Ryan Brewer tells host Tom Temin more.
Jan. 7, 2010

Tags: technology , Federal Security Spotlight , C. Ryan Brewer , Tom Temin , cybersecurity

Tuesday - 01/05/2010, 01:56pm EST
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America wonders: What is it you do again?

The Obama Administration has a ready-made opportunity to improve the public's perception of the federal government through improved communications, but first it must do a better job of overcoming a "crisis of complexity" that leaves a majority of Americans unclear about the nature and breadth of services federal agencies provide, according to a new poll. Alan Siegel, Founder and Chairman, Siegel & Gale, has details.

Tags: mngt , transparency , Alan Siegel , Siegel and Gale , NHTSA , FTC , FDA , TSA , EPA

Wednesday - 03/31/2010, 09:40am EDT
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Obama gives recess appointment to CMS head

The administration says the move to install Donald Berwick was critical for progress. Republican lawmakers are livid that the appointee will not face immediate scrutiny.

Tags: Barack Obama , Donald Berwick , recess appointment , Mitch McConnell , Chuck Grassley , AFL-CIO , Philip E. Coyle III , Joshua Gotbaum , Senate , Rachel Stevens

Wednesday - 07/07/2010, 07:19pm EDT
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