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A $400 Billion Opportunity

book_alt2 icon Report Raj Sharma outlines 10 ways the federal government can save $400 billion over 10 years by changing the way it buys goods and services.

By Raj Sharma | Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Still ROWE-ing in Minnesota County Human Services and Public Health Department

A D.C. government agency’s transformation into a “results-only work environment” is still on hold pending a mayoral transition, but ROWE is going strong in a Minneapolis county government department according to the ROWE manager there.

By Gadi Dechter | Wednesday, November 10, 2010

O’Malley Cruises in Midst of Republican Wave

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley’s victory in the midterm elections could have much to do with his data-driven governing approach, writes Reece Rushing.

By Reece Rushing | Friday, November 5, 2010

Whose Job Is It, Anyway, to Identify the Best New Ideas in Government?

Federal agencies should establish institutes to help sort through new ideas that are likely to work from those that aren’t, write Jitinder Kohli and John Griffith.

By Jitinder Kohli and John Griffith | Thursday, November 4, 2010

ROWE Transition on “Pause”

A D.C. government agency’s transformation into a “results-only work environment” suffers its first major setback when city officials halt the initiative until the incoming mayor’s transition team has a chance to review it.

By Gadi Dechter | Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Mythical HR Rules and Real Employee Complaints

A D.C. government agency’s transformation into a “results-only work environment” kicks into high gear this week after managers get anonymous feedback from employee focus groups. The third installment in a new weekly series by Gadi Dechter.

By Gadi Dechter | Wednesday, October 27, 2010

New GAO Reports Underscore Danger of GOP-Proposed Hiring Freeze

Pratap Chatterjee explains why the GOP-backed federal hiring freeze could make it harder for Americans to be sure they’re getting quality medicine from overseas.

By Pratap Chatterjee | Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Correcting Myths About Federal Pay

Lauren Smith breaks down the shoddy analysis underlying false claims about federal pay levels, which have been misrepresented by conservatives and major news outlets.

By Lauren Smith | Monday, October 25, 2010

Getting Rich on Uncle Sucker

book_alt2 icon Report Scott Lilly examines opportunities to reduce spending in government procurement.

By Scott Lilly | Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Guinea Pigs in the Basement

The second installment in a new weekly series by Gadi Dechter on a D.C. government agency’s transformation into a “results-only work environment” finds the department’s “guinea pigs” in a public library basement, making metrics.

By Gadi Dechter | Wednesday, October 20, 2010

OMB’s IT Procurement Fix Should Include FedSpace Strategy

OMB should use a new social networking platform to develop an integrated system for collaboration among federal IT employees, write Will Thomas and Pratap Chatterjee.

By Will Thomas and Pratap Chatterjee | Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Landrieu’s Procedural Politics Threaten Federal Budget Nomination at Critical Time

Sen. Mary Landrieu persists in holding President Obama’s budget chief hostage to politics. Her timing couldn’t be worse, writes John Griffith.

By John Griffith | Thursday, October 14, 2010

Hopes and Fears

The first installment in a new weekly series by Gadi Dechter on implementing a “results-only work environment” in a D.C. government agency looks at employees’ expectations and potential obstacles for the initiative.

By Gadi Dechter | Wednesday, October 13, 2010

New Series Tracks Shift in D.C. Government Office’s Work Culture

Read the first installment by Gadi Dechter along with an interview with Bryan Sivak, who's implementing the D.C. information technology office's experiment with a "results-only work environment."

By Gadi Dechter | Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Transforming the Workplace

Gadi Dechter interviews D.C.’s Chief Technology Officer Bryan Sivak about his plans to implement a “results-only work environment” in his agency.

By Gadi Dechter | Wednesday, October 13, 2010