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Conversation with Authors: Manager's Guide to Evaluating Citizen Participation with Prof. Tina Nabatchi
Learn from Prof. Tina Nabatchi how program managers can assess whether their efforts to increase citizen participation in their programs are making a difference.
Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
The Defense secretary issues specific directions to implement a 20 percent cutback in the size of his own sprawling support staff, including the elimination and consolidation of several senior positions. Gen. Martin Dempsey will deliver plans to cut the joint staff by 20 percent in the coming weeks, and all military organizations commanded by three or four star generals will do the same.
As much as I would like to improve the procurement process, there is much more to this story than how we buy IT. How we manage IT projects is equally or more important.
A string of recent budget crises, doomsday deadlines and last-minute deals has complicated agencies' longer-term budget planning. However, most agency budget professionals say they're plowing through the uncertainty and will be able to meet spending targets for fiscal 2015 mandated by the Office of Management and Budget, according to a recent survey by Grant Thornton and the American Association for Budget and Program Analysis.
With a staff of about 50 workers, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency helps American businesses find opportunities overseas. The agency's director says her staff "has buy-in focus on the same mission," which explains their overall sense of satisfaction.
Sen. Chuck Grassley released a report Friday, revealing fudged financial statements from the Defense Finance and Accounting Service and audit misconduct from the Inspector General's office.
Conversation with Authors: John Whitley on Five Methods for Measuring Unobserved Events -- A Case Study of Federal Law Enforcement
Mr. Whitley describes the challenges of measuring unobserved events such as tax cheating, drug smuggling, or illegal immigration.
Institute for Defense Analyses
While some may think running the government like a business is a good thing, the reality is hard to contemplate, says former DHS CHCO Jeff Neal.
The Public Interest Declassification Board wants high-level attention to address ever-increasing shortcomings in the way agencies classify and declassify documents. The system is considered by many broken and now is being inundated by electronic records. The National Declassification Center has completed equity referral quality assurance on 278 million pages, and completed all processing of more than 118 million pages of this backlog.
Tags: records management , NARA , David Ferriero , Nancy Soderberg , Marty Faga , Michael Dobbs , National Declassification Center , Public Interest Declassification Board , White House , Lisa Monaco , CIA , Joseph Lambert , John Powers , Jason Miller
Advocacy group's annual report card claims progress by SSA, Commerce, Transportation, USDA and SBA. But others including DHS regressed. The Center for Plain Language said there's a general absence of governmentwide coordination.