Tag Archives: United States

Bill introduced to extend the US Digital Service

The article, Bill would extend US Digital Service beyond the Obama Administration, discusses the introduction of the U.S. Digital Service Act on May 27 to ensure that the US Digital Service does not automatically cease next year when a new … Continue reading

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Report on improving risk management released

The IBM Center for the Business of Government have released the report, Managing risk, improving results : lessons for improving government management from GAO’s high-risk list  (PDF 1.9MB). The report provides a, “roadmap for improving performance throughout government” and identifies … Continue reading

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Article examines US National Institute of Standards and Technology proposed changes to federal authentication

The article, NIST looks to transform federal authentication, discusses draft digital authentication guidelines which were recently produced  by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

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US Government releases memo on administration of shared services

The United States Government has released a memo entitled, Improving administrative functions through shared services (PDF 6.1MB). The memo lists a number of strategic initiatives, including a new governance model and the establishment of a Shared Services Policy Officer position … Continue reading

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US Department of Homeland Security releases mobile application playbook

The United States Department of Homeland Security has released the document, Mobile application playbook (MAP) (PDF 2.8MB). “The playbook informs readers of the process for developing and managing applications that run on smartphones and other mobile devices from the initial … Continue reading

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US report examines performance systems for social service programs

The IBM Center for the Business of Government has published the report, Building performance systems for social service programs : case studies in Tennessee (PDF 965kb). “Part 1 of this report examines performance-based contracts and their use by the State … Continue reading

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US research brief examines families and homelessness

A research brief published by the United States Department of Health and Human Services entitled, Are homeless families connected to the social safety net? (PDF 60kb) showed that, “sheltered homeless families access public benefits at rates equal to or greater … Continue reading

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Article reports on US initiatives to stop agencies defaulting to SSN identification

The NextGov article, Are agencies still overusing social security numbers? Lawmakers want an audit, reports on a request by the House Committee to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct a review following an earlier instruction to agencies to, “explore … Continue reading

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US Government establishes Core Federal Services Council

The White House Office of Management and Budget has released a memorandum called, Establishment of the Core Federal Services Council (PDF 1.7MB). The purpose of the council is to provide, “a government-wide governance vehicle to improve the public’s experience with … Continue reading

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US report examines HealthCare.gov

A report published by the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General, entitled, HealthCare.gov : CMS management of the Federal Marketplace (PDF3.3MB) has been released. The report provides a case study, “designed to gain … Continue reading

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