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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 , data , HHS , CMS , HUD , Shelley Metzenbaum , Emily Kopp , David Zlowe , OMB

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 05:33am EST
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OMB wants to change the tone of management

Deputy director for management Jeffrey Zients says his office will transform how it works with agencies. OMB no longer will be all about command and control, and more about collaboration. Zients's management approach is almost ready for public display.

Tags: management , Jeffrey Zients , OMB , GAO , George Mason University , Management goals , SAVE Award

Wednesday - 10/21/2009, 06:44pm 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 , program evaluations , PART , GPRA

Wednesday - 10/07/2009, 03:31pm EDT
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Agencies taking diverse paths to performance measurement

Labor to set up Chief Evaluation Office. VA to empower Performance Improvement Officer. USDA focuses on matching priorities with budget submission.

Tags: management , Scott Gould , Seth Harris , Kathleen Merrigan , Peter Orszag , Tom Vilsack , Jeffrey Zients , USDA , Labor , OMB , VA , Chief Evaluation Officer , chief performance officer , performance improvement officer

Thursday - 09/03/2009, 07:17am EDT
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OFPP calls on agencies to use EVM more often on non-IT projects

New memo from OMB is third in two weeks trying to change the acquisition environment. OFPP eventually wants agencies to submit data about non-IT projects in an Exhibit 53 style format. Agencies have six weeks to submit information on their top 10 construction projects.

Tags: management , Jeffrey Zients , Lesley Field , OMB , OFPP , Earned Value Management , Chief Acquisition Officer's Council

Monday - 11/02/2009, 04:46pm EST

Modernizing Government: how to get there from here

The White House recently gave 50 of the largest private sector companies' CEOs homework to help the government change the way it uses technology. And now agencies have the tough assignment. We get tips from an industry pro.

Tags: technology , management , Barack Obama , OMB , best practices , IRS , Booz Allen Hamilton , Dave Mader

Thursday - 01/21/2010, 09:30am EST
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OMB to dash(board) to better management

Chief performance officer Zients says agencies need to figure out and follow the best metrics to improve performance. Federal Performance Portal will be a one-stop shop for all agency measures that are being tracked through online dashboards.

Tags: management , technology , Jeff Zients , OMB , Labor , Interior , Air Force , VA , Jonathan Breul , Robert Shea , IBM , Grant Thornton , SAVE Award , 2011 budget , dashboards

Friday - 02/05/2010, 07:01pm EST
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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.

Tags: Broadcasting Board of Governors , jack welch , kate neeper , Partnership for Public Service , John Palguta , workforce , management , best practices , Employee Viewpoint Survey , Emily Kopp ,

Tuesday - 10/11/2011, 05:18am EDT
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Sen. Mark Warner: Performance management to be streamlined

The Task Force on Government Performance will examine current federal program measurement systems to ensure that policies are implemented efficiently and achieve the intended result. The Task Force will also examine how performance and program evaluation information is used during the budget process.

Tags: Congressional Spotlight , mngt , Mark Warner , Task Force on Government Performance

Thursday - 12/03/2009, 11:45am EST
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