Submitted by JKamensky on Fri, 04/12/2019 - 10:14
Submitted by JKamensky on Fri, 04/05/2019 - 12:55
GAO on VA IT. The Government Accountability Office testified on the IT challenges at the Department of Veterans Affairs, noting: “Despite spending over $4 billion annually on IT . . . VA still doesn't have IT systems that fully support critical services—e.g., veterans health care, the Family Caregiver Program, and disability benefits.”
Submitted by JKamensky on Thu, 04/04/2019 - 13:25
The answer: The U.S. Forest Service – 100 to 150 years – because it takes a long time to grow a forest!
An intrepid band of foresight analysts from across the federal government met last week to continue their regular round of sharing insights and practices. The group quietly celebrated their fifth year of informally gatherings and the band of volunteers who organize the meetings announced the creation of a community website.
Submitted by rgordon on Wed, 04/03/2019 - 09:18
Strategic foresight is not futurist forecasting, nor is it the sole purvey of Popular Science magazine, the World Future Society, or the Jetson Family. It is about having the imagination to be prepared for what may come, regardless of which scenario occurs – it’s a mindset, not a process.
Creating a Federal Community.
Submitted by JKamensky on Mon, 03/25/2019 - 13:49
In a research project last year, Carnegie Mellon University students used prescription data provided by the Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Department of Human Services to create a model that could, with 78 percent accuracy, predict who was at a high risk of opioid abuse outside of pain clinics. Early detection allows clinicians to intervene before an addiction even develops.
Submitted by JKamensky on Tue, 03/05/2019 - 11:39
The big challenge for top leaders is - How do you create a leadership framework to achieve results, day-in and day-out, in a sustainable way, that stays focused and doesn’t let the organization get distracted by the inevitable headline-grabbing urgencies that arise on a regular basis that sap focus away from key mission goals?
Submitted by JKamensky on Fri, 02/22/2019 - 06:50
Submitted by JKamensky on Wed, 02/20/2019 - 07:41
One path to address this imperative involves a buying reform widely used in the commercial world and other countries – notably the United Kingdom – called “category management.” Given its potential for driving reform and reducing unnecessary spending, category management is increasingly seen as one of the U.S. federal government’s top Cross-Agency Priority Goals.
Submitted by JKamensky on Fri, 02/15/2019 - 13:31
Artificial Intel Exec Order. Federal News Network reports on a new presidential executive order: “It directs federal agencies to make data and computing resources more available to artificial intelligence experts while maintaining security and confidentiality. It also says federal agencies
Submitted by JKamensky on Tue, 02/12/2019 - 12:11
Last week, I highlighted the traditional approaches taken by government – agency annual reports – along with newer approaches such as performance.gov and the quarterly “progress and results” video report pioneered by the Veterans Benefits Administration. But there have been, and are, other approaches.