Thursday, March 12, 2009
Ferrara and Ross dispel common myths held by political appointees about careerists and by careerists about political appointees. One such myth about careerists suggests that they are loyal to the previous administration. A myth about political...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This report was prepared to assist new political appointees as they enter the political world of Washington, D.C. The study is based on two surveys of previous political appointees, as well as personal interviews with nearly 50 former political...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This report examines the efforts by three federal organizations--the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Transportation, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration--to change the behavior of those within the organization to...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This report examines the current use of nonstandard work arrangements in the federal government (such as part time, seasonal, on call and temporary help), and determines whether opportunities for expanded use exist. Three government case studies are...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This report highlights the fundamental tensions that federal credit programs face between doing good and doing well. On the one hand, the government provides support through loans and loan guarantees to borrowers who are not considered adequately...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This report contends that as social policy continues to evolve, governments now may need to look beyond the traditional structures of social security and taxation. Today, there are varying levels of interaction between those organizations in European...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This report asserts that while the United States and other governments have taken steps to secure international transportation systems, supply chains remain vulnerable to terrorist attacks and are exposed to the introduction of unauthorized people or...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This report details a methodology that may be used to assess educational return on investment (ROI), in particular in the area of technology investments. The analysis of ROI in education is fundamental in the management philosophy and application of...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This research reviews a highly successful model of network collaboration that contained the outbreak of Exotic Newcastle disease, (a highly contagious disease among poultry), in California in 2002. The success of the effort was in part the result of the..
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This international study provides comparative data on the history of computerization, the current scope, past and present aims, and consequences (for organization, costs and procedural justice) of computerization, surveillance and data collection, the...

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