Thursday, March 12, 2009
This report uncovers ideas and practices in government-to-employee web-based communication. It investigates and analyzes the visions of online collaboration that are emerging in federal agencies and the web-based government-to-employee practices that...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Over the past decade much work has been done on defining leaders and examining the distinctions among leaders, management and administration. This study examines an innovative approach to leading as a discipline and a method. It describes the Bureau...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This report examines the story of a hardy group of civil servants who are moving away from stodgy, stovepiped, red-tape-ridden bureaucracies to create new business that are in some cases good enough to beat private companies competing for government...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This report presents research on the Air Force Materiel Command’s experience in which a significant, if partial, transformation of expenditure planning and financial management rules and routines occurred within a period of fewer than three years.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This report traces the history of public reporting on government performance and how technology now allows government leaders to dramatically expand citizen access to government performance. Lee defines criteria for assessing how well federal, state,...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This project represents a year long partnership between the IBM Endowment for the Business of Government and the University of Maryland School of Public Affairs' Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise. The Center, under the direction of...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This report provides an analysis of the theoretical and practical issues involved in creating a level playing field for public-private competitions. The notion of a level playing field is that governments should create a set of policies and procedures...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This report provides a case study of how one government agency--the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services--has been mandated by Congress to begin competitive bidding in 2006. The mandated...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
The federal government currently administers loan and loan guarantee programs that amount to about $1 trillion of credit outstanding. Credit scoring and loan scoring offer the opportunity for federal credit agencies to devise scoring-based database...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This report explores how managers create a culture of innovation through a comprehensive case study of Phoenix, Arizona, which has been consistently recognized as the best run city in America. Through interviews with Phoenix’s mayor and department...

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