Real-time data and analytics can empower agencies to act quickly and more effectively to achieve their missions -- from infrastructure protection, to environmental conservation, to disaster relief.
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Shared services and thoughtful centralization can help agencies be more efficient.
On May 12-13, Government Executive Media Group hosted Excellence in Government 2014, bringing together more than 700 federal employees to share ideas on how to improve mission-effectiveness and efficiency across federal agencies. GBC covered the conference and compiled summaries of individual sessions.
Government innovation is the talk of the town, but what does it actually look like? The answer is less expensive and technology-intensive than many think.
Budget pressures, mandates to reduce space, and promises of productivity are urging agencies to reassess where--and how--people work.
How can agencies redesign space to increase headcount or reduce facilities costs?
How can agencies promote long-term learning throughout the changing demographics of the federal workforce?
9 out of 10 federal managers say competency data would help with workforce planning, yet fewer than half are collecting it.
If agencies are to marry performance with data, they’ll have to invest in their people as well as technology.
The civil service system for hiring and managing federal employees is quickly becoming obsolete. A new report presented at Excellence in Government 2014 explains why and offers a model for structural reform.