Thursday, March 12, 2009
Dr. Blanchard’s report begins with a description of the statutory and conceptual foundations of costing requirements. He follows with a framework for integrating costs and performance. He then tells the story of how two very different federal agencies...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This report offers a unique perspective on transforming the nation’s intelligence community. Instead of the traditional top-down approach to reforming the work of the intelligence community to improve national security, this report offers a...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
In this report, Professors Alvarez and Hall discuss the challenge of moving toward the implementation of a set of electronic transaction standards (ETS) for election administration across the nation. According to the authors of the report, such a...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This report showcases two large federal agencies that adapted the balanced scorecard approach to their operations and have used it for more than five years to drive improved performance. The challenge, the authors note, isn’t creating a scorecard; it’s...
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This report presents examples of how government agencies are succeeding at selling both everyday items and high-end goods via online auctions. It provides a comprehensive review of online auction sales by discussing the theory and practice of auctions...
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...

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