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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Like the fast food chain, agencies have it their way when developing their strategic review processes. The Office of Management and Budget is giving agencies a lot of latitude to figure out how best to meet the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA). Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the Burger King approach to strategic reviews. Read Jason's related article.

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Friday - 06/20/2014, 09:27am EDT
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Progress lacking on GPRA Modernization Act

Agencies need to do more to fully implement the Government Performance and Results Modernization Act, according to the Government Accountability Office. Forty percent of agency managers remain unfamiliar with cross-agency priority goals developed by the administration. The report also recommends agencies do more to ensure the performance information they release is both useful and used by federal managers to measure agency results.

Tags: GAO , OMB , GPRAMA , performance management , Robert Shea , In Depth , Cogan Schneier

Friday - 06/28/2013, 05:54am EDT
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Government needs senior execs willing to break agency mold, report says

The Obama administration has set its sights on more than a dozen national priorities, such as cybersecurity and energy efficiency, that cut across federal agency missions. But the government lacks a dedicated team of senior executives willing to break out of the agency mold to implement those goals, according to a new report from the IBM Center for the Business of Government. The author of the report, Bruce Barkley, told Federal News Radio his proposals for redesigning the Senior Executive Service.

Tags: management , workforce , SES , best practices , cross-agency goals , Bruce Barkley , In Depth , Francis Rose , IBM Center for the Business of Government

Monday - 05/13/2013, 08:28pm EDT
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OPM, OMB outline plans for major rewrite of HR policies

A new memo from Acting OPM Director Elaine Kaplan details two main objectives and four focus areas for change. OPM and OMB want to eliminate 12 HR reports and consolidate four others.

Tags: OPM , OMB , human capital , workforce , Elaine Kaplan , HRstat , CHCO Council , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/03/2013, 06:36pm EDT

DoD experts weigh in on the way out of budget squeeze

In a world of shrinking budgets, federal agencies are constantly looking to improve performance. No one is dealing with that more right now than the Department of Defense. But the DoD, with its inherent emphasis on mission and metrics, is also poised to adapt to this new climate better than anyone else. On the Federal Drive, several DoD experts weighed in on balancing performance and resources.

Tags: Dave Bennett , Eric Fanning , Natalie Houghtby-Haddon , Navy , DISA , metrics , performance measurement , DoD , Federal Drive

Friday - 04/06/2012, 03:24pm EDT
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GAO pushes for more oversight of interagency programs

The Government Accountability Office thinks Congress can play a greater role in improving federal agencies' coordination and performance. In a recent report, GAO recommended Congress use new powers under the Government Performance and Results Modernization Act of 2010 in its oversight, authorization and appropriations roles. The law emphasizes program achievements over processes.

Tags: performance management , GAO , management , OMB , Congress , Chris Mihm , DoD , education , IRS , Emily Kopp

Monday - 12/12/2011, 09:10pm 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 , FAA , CMS , SSA , HUD , VA , John Palguta , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 07:00am EST
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Mental health care not meeting VA standards

Veterans with mental health issues receive care comparable to that available in the private sector but the care falls short of standards set by the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to a new report. Dr. Kate Watkins, who conducted the study for the RAND Corporation, told Federal News Radio where VA has succeeded and where it has failed.

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Friday - 10/28/2011, 01:37pm EDT
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OMB details approach to program evaluations

A memo from OMB director Peter Orszag details three focus areas for agencies to evaluate programs around. Administration does not mention PART or GPRA in the guidance. Agencies have until Nov. 4 to ask for extra money or to evaluate certain high-priority initiatives.

Tags: management , Peter Orszag , Jeffrey Zients , OMB , performance management , program evaluations , PART ,

Wednesday - 10/07/2009, 03:31pm EDT
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