Management

How Agencies Can Make the Most of Their Data

Government likes to tackle challenges by designating new management chiefs: The latest to join the C-suite is the chief data officer.

Management

How to Achieve Your Agency’s Objectives One Meeting at a Time

Data-driven meetings made a big splash in government nearly a decade ago. New research shows what it takes to make them work.

Management

When Interagency Conflict Is a Good Thing

Sometimes, seemingly duplicative programs can create needed checks and balances.

Management

Program Management Is Much More Complex Than Many Leaders Understand

There isn’t a single optimal approach. Different types of programs demand different skill sets.

Management

Moving Beyond ‘Boxology’

Government reform will demand more than just reshuffling the organization chart. So far, there are some positive signs.

Management

The Future of Civic Engagement

The precipitous drop in public trust in government over the past decade has been unsettling, but engaging citizens directly may help reverse this trend.

Management

Agencies Reveal New Priority Goals

Some of them look a lot like the old priority goals, but there are some bold new additions.

Management

Next Steps in Improving Government Performance

Agencies have greater access to data than ever before, yet front line managers are not leveraging this wealth of information to inform decisions.

Management

How Agility Is Driving Government Transformation

Government is notoriously bad at adapting to rapid advances in technology and the shifting expectations of citizens.

Management

How Data-Driven Insight Is Transforming Government

The use of analytics goes beyond just collecting and reporting evidence of program outcomes.

Management

A Ray of Hope in Government Management

Execution of the first round of Cross-Agency Priority Goals shows tangible results.

Management

Wanted: Competent Management

Government reform efforts will founder if agencies and OMB ignore the basics.

Management

The Federal Managers Who Aren’t Afraid to Take Risks

New data suggest the conventional wisdom is wrong, raising important policy questions.

Management

Funding What Works

It may seem obvious, but few things in Washington are straightforward.