Federal agencies face a challenge: They need to cut costs and meet increased expectations from citizens—without compromising their mission. Many agencies are rising to the challenge, tackling near-term budget issues with proven approaches while addressing service gaps in innovative ways. They are aligning resources to strategic objectives, immediate priorities and key operational areas and cutting costs in non-mission-critical areas. As a result, they are realizing sustainable performance improvements across the enterprise, a strong return on their investment, and more effective support of their mission.
These agencies are embracing what Accenture calls “strategic government efficiency” across their organization. They link spending to desired outcomes, match budgets to priorities—and capitalize on leading practices to fundamentally change the way they carry out their mission. Some approaches agencies are taking to improve performance at all levels of the enterprise include:
- Making strategic planning dynamic
- Improving performance and budget management
- Driving better service and value through shared services
- Consolidating to reduce costs and improve service
- Rethinking enterprise transformation.
These efforts are helping agencies achieve compelling outcomes and high returns on investment—while delivering their mission in unprecedented fiscal times. Accenture can help agencies implement similar programs in their organization—and provide tools to validate savings, track ROI and evaluate the overall success of cost-reduction and strategic efficiency efforts.
Capitalizing on leading practices employed by public and private-sector organizations is enabling federal agencies to deliver their mission in a tremendously challenging fiscal environment.
Adopting these practices is not simply a way to reduce costs, however. Agencies are discovering that by bringing leading practices to their organizations, they can deliver their mandates more effectively. They can eliminate waste, inefficiency and redundancy while improving operations overall.
As a result, agencies are discovering that implementing leading practices to transform, streamline and improve their organizations delivers a high return on investment. Accenture can help agencies implement similar programs in their organization—and provide tools to validate savings, track ROI and evaluate the overall success of cost-reduction and strategic efficiency efforts.
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