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HUD takes three-pronged approach to improve IT projects

The agency is using a new project management approach, TechStat sessions and new CIO authorities to fix long-standing oversight problems. HUD CIO Jerry Williams said all seven priority programs met their cost, schedule and performance goals this year.

Tags: technology , Jerry Williams , Chris Niedermayer , TechStat , GAO , IT oversight , CIO authorities , project management , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 12/07/2011, 08:30am EST
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Stretch goals require new way of doing business

Bob Behn, a lecturer at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, chairs the executive education program. He joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss going for the big goals. He cited efforts by the VA and HUD to end veterans' homelessness as an example.

Tags: Bob Behn , Harvard Kennedy School of Government , VA , stretch targets , In Depth , Francis Rose , Shaun Donovan , Eric Shinseki , management , best practices

Wednesday - 01/04/2012, 06:23pm EST
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HUD, VA collaboration succeeds in finding vets homes

President Barack Obama has promised to end homelessness among veterans within three years. He's made it a high-priority goal, challenging agencies to meet it without additional resources or laws. Officials say they're on track thanks to a unique collaboration between two agencies and dozens of local partners is focusing on the toughest cases.

Tags: VA , Mark Johnston , Clayton McGee , HUD-VASH , Vince Kane , homelessness , performance management agenda , best practices , veterans , Emily Kopp , high priority goals

Thursday - 12/29/2011, 04:42pm EST
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HUD's Niedermayer to retire after 33 years

Neidermayer will be replaced by Patsy Garnett as deputy CIO for business and IT transformation.

Tags: people , Chris Niedermayer , Jerry Williams , Patsy Garnett , workforce , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/02/2011, 12:00pm EST

'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 , CMS , 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 , CMS , SSA , VA , John Palguta , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 07:00am EST
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Donovan focuses on morale to turn around HUD

Congress gave Department of Housing and Urban Development programs to help homeless vets a slight boost in fiscal year 2012, in what may be a sign that Secretary Shaun Donovan's plan to turn around an agency once called the "poster child for scandal-ridden, dysfunctional bureaucracy" is working. Donovan said he is emphasizing performance based on data, and demanding that HUD staff increase collaboration among themselves and with other agencies. He spoke Thursday at the Excellence in Government conference in Washington.

Tags: Shaun Donovan , Government Executive , EIG , budget , workforce , Employee Viewpoint Survey , Best Places to Work , Emily Kopp

Friday - 11/18/2011, 04:43pm EST
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FY 2010 contracting opportunities

December 15th and 22nd, 2009 at 11:30 AM

On this week's episode of "Gateway to Government Sales," Scott Orbach presents a range of FY 2010 contracting opportunities for companies with GSA Schedules. Agencies with new listings for the 1st and 2nd Quarters of 2010 include the DOJ and HUD amongst others.

Tags: contracting , Gateway to Government Sales , GSA , DoJ ,

Friday - 12/18/2009, 02:47pm EST

HUD marks anniversary of housing law with Fair Housing Month

The Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity explains why this month is so important.

Tags: management , John Trasvina , Fair Housing Month

Monday - 04/05/2010, 04:28pm EDT
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