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5 Things You Should Know About Trump’s New “President’s Management Agenda”

President Donald Trump has unveiled the key priorities for his Presidents Management Agenda in his “America First” Budget Plan for FY 2018 – and five major initiatives will impact virtually
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Part 3: How to Manage Difficult Government Employees

 The Performance Institute is pleased to present the first in a three part series providing insight on How to Manage Difficult Government Employees authored by Stewart Liff.  Part 3 of
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GAO Report on Poor Performance

The U.S. General Accountability Office (GAO) recently published a report on how to address substandard employee performance. Specifically, the report found that government agencies generally have three avenues in which
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Part 2: How to Manage Difficult Government Employees

 The Performance Institute is pleased to present the second in a three part series providing insight on How to Manage Difficult Government Employees authored by Stewart Liff
 Part 2 of
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Part 1: How to Manage Difficult Government Employees

The Performance Institute is pleased to present the first in a three part series providing insight on How to Manage Difficult Government Employees authored by Stewart Liff Most people
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The Performance Institute and AGA Present the 15th Annual Government Performance Summit

For the second consecutive year, The Performance Institute (PI) is joining AGA to bring together professionals from the performance and financial community for the annual Government Performance Summit in Washington
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The November National Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN) Event

A great group of participants and speakers gathered in November for the first in a series of three National Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN) events hosted by The Performance Institute
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How Can Agencies Plan for a Future FirstNet Transition?

Today, many public safety and federal law enforcement agencies rely on mission-critical push-to-talk voice systems for command and control and situation awareness. Beyond push-to-talk voice, the vision of many federal,
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Understanding the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

Earlier this year the National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST) released the “Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity” —the Cyber Security Framework (CSF). Stakeholders worked with NIST to create
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New Research Uncovers Five Top Issues that Lead to Requirements Problems

It seems that the problem of challenged projects isn’t getting any better. Respondents to a recent survey indicated 62 percent of organizations experienced one or more challenges in over 30
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Telling our story, before someone else tells it for us.

OMB’s report on the cost of the Federal Shutdown was full of dramatic evidence about what the Federal government does for the country and the economic impact of all of
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Challenges Found in Local Government Can Be Conquered

On October 10th 2013, The Performance Institute was proud to be the only think tank invited to participate in the annual Mid-Atlantic Performance Management Consortium meeting, a roundtable and
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Missing the Mark on Moneyball

Last week, a panel of elite government officials in association with America Achieves hosted a conversation discussing how the federal government needs to start playing Moneyball. In this underdog
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OMB Next Steps in Evidence and Innovation Agenda: Two Steps Forward and One Step Back

Despite the positive direction of the  memo, the overemphasis on impact evaluation and measurement continues to lead us down the PART path,  missing out on a very important kind of
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Stop the Paper Chase – Clearly Define Goals

Jay Eubanks, Director of Operations responded to the Obama Administration’s second-term management agenda. The systemic issue for the Federal government when new management policies are introduced is vague, unclear intent.
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Insights are gathered thru data understanding not just collection

Executive Director, Ted Kniker’s written response to What to Ask Your Numbers People? – Harvard Business Review demonstrates that while we may have many questions, the most important aspect of
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Obama’s Management Agenda falls flat, needs to set goals

Today’s announcement by President Obama on the Management Agenda for his second term marked one of the few times the President has spoken on government management improvements in the recent
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Performance Institute Analysis of Presidential Management Agenda

Today’s announcement by President Obama on the Management Agenda for his second term marked one of the few times the President has spoken on government management improvements in the recent
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GAO survey reveals dismal results of program evaluations

As part of an on-going effort to improve government performance accountability, the GAO released results of a 4,391-participant survey, which revealed lackluster results when it came to program evaluations. About
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GAO gives bleak assessment of executive branch’s progress

GAO Hightlights’ report (GAO-13-518) noted OBM recently updated its Performance.gov website, which provides cross-agency priority (CAP) goals and agency priority goals (APGs) on a quarterly basis. Despite such measures, GAO
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