Public Management

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Author(s) Janis Gogan, Christine B. Williams, Jane Fedorowicz   Date 2006   Source IBM Center for The Business of Government   Abstract This report examines five diverse case studies in which collaboration depended on the effective use of information technology. The authors assess the political, administrative, and technical challenges that occurred in... read more
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 7:15pm
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Author(s) Mary Shelley, Christopher Patusky, Leigh Botwink   Date 2007   Source IBM Center for The Business of Government   Abstract Philadelphia’s SchoolStat is a case study of the adaptation of a successful management model, CompStat, developed over a decade ago by new York City’s Police Department. The model has since been adapted by... read more
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 7:13pm
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Author(s) Donald Moynihan   Date 2007   Source IBM Center for The Business of Government   Abstract The success of the Incident Command System (ICS) as a hierarchical-network organizational model in emergencies such as forest fires led to its being designated by the federal government as the preferred approach for responding to emergencies. However, it... read more
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 7:07pm
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Author(s) Alfred T. Ho   Date 2007   Source IBM Center for The Business of Government   Abstract Dr. Ho presents two case studies - one from Des Moines, Iowa; the other from Boston, Massachusetts - where government agencies and citizen groups reported their own or their government's performance, respectively. While each of these cases reflects... read more
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 2:25am
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Author(s) Judy Zelio   Date 2008   Source IBM Center for The Business of Government   Abstract Based on her observations of best practices in various states, Judy Zelio identifies five specific actions that state agencies can take to provide performance information that legislators will see as useful, such as ensuring that executive branch budget staff... read more
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 2:20am
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Author(s) Trevor L Brown, Matthew Potoski, David M Van Slyke   Date 2008   Source IBM Center for The Business of Government   Abstract The federal government now spends about 40 percent of its discretionary budget to buy everything from office supplies to weapon systems. When the government buys simple products, like paper clips, they can turn to well-... read more
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 2:14am
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Author(s) Melissa M Stone, Emily O Saunoi-Sandgren, John M Bryson, Barbara C Crosby   Date 2009   Source IBM Center for The Business of Government   Abstract In August 2007, five urban regions were selected by the USDOTSDOT to participate in a path-breaking federal transportation initiative. Known as the Urban Partnership program, the initiative funded... read more
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 2:08am
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Author(s) Vicki Grant   Date 2010   Source IBM Center for The Business of Government   Abstract In the wake of the Katrina disaster, one Louisiana state agency leader used the “clean slate” provided as an opportunity to re-design the eligibility determination process for health care benefits provided to citizens in need. This report is a... read more
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 2:02am
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Author(s) Scott P. Overmyer   Date 2011   Source IBM Center for The Business of Government    Abstract This report offers practical implementation advice to agency leaders and front-line managers faced with implementing the newly-enacted law expanding telework opportunities to over one million federal workers. Telework has been touted as being a... read more
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 1:57am
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Author(s) Young Hoon Kwak, Gwanhoo Lee   Date 2011   Source IBM Center for The Business of Government   Abstract The release of this report comes on the heels of the first anniversary of the Open Government Directive issued in December 2009. This Directive required all executive departments and agencies to take the following steps toward the goal of... read more
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 1:51am
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Author(s) Jack Meyer   Date 2011   Source IBM Center for The Business of Government   Abstract The Implementation Brief series is based on two key premises: The battle of the passage of health care reform was just the prelude to even bigger implementation battles to come. Making health care reform work is the next great frontier, and we all have a vested... read more
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 1:45am
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Author(s) Effrosyni Bakirtzi, Paul Schoukens, Danny Pieters   Date 2011   Source IBM Center for The Business of Government   Abstract Nothing is stable in social security and, thus, the social security structures and financing mechanisms are constantly evolving.Therefore, governments may need to adapt these structures and mechanisms to the new... read more
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 1:37am
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Author(s) Anne Khademian, Sang Choi   Date 2011   Source IBM Center for The Business of Government   Abstract These funds were accompanied by a new, centralized system of strict financial accountability and perfor­mance reporting, with frequent reporting requirements. These new requirements, as well as the rapid implementation time­frame required... read more
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 1:34am
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Author(s) Daniel J. Fiorino   Date 2011   Source IBM Center for The Business of Government   Abstract "As the largest consumer of energy in the U.S. economy, the federal government can and should lead by example when it comes to creating innovative ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase energy efficiency, conserve water, reduce waste,... read more
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 1:25am
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Author(s) Katherine Cook   Date 2010   Source School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University-Newark    Abstract On July 11, 1995 nearly 8,000 Bosniac men and boys were massacred following the fall of the United Nations Protected Area at Srebrenica. The massacre along with the displacement of over 25,000 refugees was carried out by... read more
Monday, September 19, 2011 - 9:06am
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Author(s) Leslie Chappell   Date 2009   Source School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University-Newark    Abstract On November 5, 2009, Major Nidal Hasan opened fire at Fort Hood, killing thirteen people and injuring thirty-two others.  Hasan’s internal strife over being a Muslim in the United States military combined... read more
Monday, September 19, 2011 - 9:01am
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Author(s) United States Government Accountability Office   Date 2004   Source United States Government Accountability Office   Abstract Under Department of Defense (DOD) policy, the export of classified and controlled spare parts must be managed to prevent their release to foreign countries that may use them against U.S. interests. GAO has issued a... read more
Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 6:17pm
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Author(s) United States Government Accountability Office   Date 2011   Source United States Government Accountability Office   Abstract The Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act of 2009 (WSARA) directed the Joint Requirements Oversight Council (JROC) to ensure trade-offs among cost, schedule, and performance objectives are considered as part of its... read more
Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 1:46pm
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Author(s) United States Government Accountability Office   Date 2011   Source United States Government Accountability Office   Abstract GAO has previously reported that requirements changes are factors in poor cost and schedule outcomes on Department of Defense (DOD) weapon programs. In 2007, DOD introduced Configuration Steering Boards (CSBs) to review... read more
Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 1:41pm
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Author(s) New Zealand Government Web Standards Date N/A Source New Zealand Government Web Standards Abstract The Ministry of Economic Development offer a service called TXTB4UBUY in which people can text in the number plate of a second-hand car before they buy it, to check if there are any unpaid fines or the like on the car. The text messages feed into a data base, and if there... read more
Saturday, September 3, 2011 - 3:19pm
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Author(s) New Zealand Government Web Standards   Date N/A   Source New Zealand Government Web Standards   Abstract Immigration New Zealand (INZ) discovered that a large number of calls to their contact centres were enquiring about the status of work permit applications. They decided that running an SMS update service could reduce workloads and costs.... read more
Saturday, September 3, 2011 - 3:14pm
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Author(s) Electoral Enrolment Centre   Date N/A   Source Electoral Enrolment Centre   Abstract Since 2002 the Electoral Enrolment Centre (EEC) has allowed and encouraged people through advertising to sign up to the electoral roll by requesting enrolment packs via SMS. • They receive a large response - they got 1,200 texts after their first 30 second... read more
Saturday, September 3, 2011 - 3:08pm
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Author(s) United Sate General Accounting Office   Date 1986   Source United Sate General Accounting Office   Abstract GAO provided a supplement to its report on medical malpractice insurance. GAO identified North Carolina's actions to address its medical malpractice insurance problems. GAO found that, since 1980, medical malpractice insurance... read more
Saturday, September 3, 2011 - 2:29am
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Author(s) Equality and Human Rights Commission   Date N/A   Source Equality and Human Rights Commission   Abstract The Public Sector Duties share the common goal of ensuring that the public bodies work to promote equality and eliminate discrimination in all of its activities. The Capturing the Gains Project demonstrates how organisations across the... read more
Friday, September 2, 2011 - 10:15am
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Author(s) Maurene D. Flory   Date N/A   Source U.S. Department of Education   Abstract River City High School (RCHS), a traditional public high school, is one of several state sites for the implementation of ideas from a National Science Foundation (NSF) State Systemic Initiative Program in mathematics, encompassing the mathematical and pedagogical... read more
Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 5:43pm
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Author(s) Dean Marc Holzer   Date 2009   Source unpanTV at Youtube   Abstract Remarks by Marc Holzer, Dean of the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University and former President of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA).   Access through the Cases and Simulations Portal from Rutgers SPAA External Link: Remarks by... read more
Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 4:46pm
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Author(s) Barry Newstead, Don Howard   Date 2006   Source The Bridgespan Group   Abstract N/A   Access through the Cases and Simulations Portal from Rutgers SPAA Download PDF: YES Prep Public Schools (formerly YES College Preparatory Schools): Honing the Pathways of Growth
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 3:39pm
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Author(s) Susan Colby, Kimberly Wicoff   Date 2006   Source The Bridgespan Group   Abstract California public schools are a melting pot. More than 50 languages are spoken in them. Over 45 percent of their students are Hispanic, nearly 10 percent are African American, and 15 percent are from other minority groups. And this melting pot is growing.... read more
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 3:34pm
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Author(s) President Bush   Date 2007 Source MSNBC  Abstract Presidential News Conference, August 9 2007   Access through the Cases and Simulations Portal from Rutgers SPAA External Link: President Bush on Accountability
Monday, August 15, 2011 - 4:11pm
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Author(s) CollegeGrad.com   Date 2007   Source CollegeGrad.com - Career Videos, Government and Public Administration   Abstract One employer that will continue to be in business no matter what happens to the economy is the government. Whether it be at the federal state or town level.   Access through the Cases and Simulations Portal from Rutgers... read more
Monday, August 15, 2011 - 3:31pm
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Author(s) Freedom and Prosperity   Date 2009   Source Freedom and Prosperity   Abstract Building on a previous mini-documentary that focused on theory, this video from the Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation presents real-world data and research showing that the burden of government spending is far too high  not only in the United States (where... read more
Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 4:26pm
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Author(s) Washington State University Extension Energy Program   Date 2003   Source General Administration State of Washington   Abstract In 1998, Bainbridge Island School District in Western Washington began a major addition and modernization of their high school. Three separate construction phases encompassed 31 new classrooms, a new gymnasium,... read more
Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 11:14am
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Author(s) Ester R. Fuchs, Rachel Hare, and Hannah Nudell   Date 2008   Source NYC   Abstract What is workforce development policy? In the United States, it is national policy legislated by the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998, with programs administered by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration. WIA provides... read more
Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 11:07am
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Author(s) Al Zuck   Date 2010   Source NYC   Abstract N/A   Access through the Cases and Simulations Portal from Rutgers SPAA Download PDF: Interview with Al Zuck
Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 10:50am
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Author(s) Craig M. Wheeland Date 2011 Source Drexel University Abstract First adopted in Toronto, Canada in 1970, the Business Improvement District (BID) is a tool now used to promote economic revitalization in municipalities around the world. BIDs are quasi-public, privately directed organizations, whose goals are to supplement public services within a geographic area,... read more
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 4:04pm
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Author(s) Thomas J. Vicino   Date 2011   Source Drexel University   Abstract Formerly a “first suburb” of Philadelphia, University City is a neighborhood situated west of downtown Philadelphia. It is today one of the most diverse areas of the metropolitan area in terms of race, ethnicity, culture, and socioeconomic status. University City... read more
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 4:02pm
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Author(s) Fayth Ruffin   Date 2011   Source Drexel University   Abstract In an ever-globalizing, networked society, business improvement districts (BIDs), as network actors in metropolitan governance, are increasingly becoming subjects of study. BIDs are “publicly sanctioned special districts,” providing a “wide range of services,... read more
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 3:57pm
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Author(s) Aman McLeod   Date 2011   Source Drexel University   Abstract The Port Richmond Industrial Development Enterprise (PRIDE) touts itself as the first urban industrial neighborhood improvement district (NID) in Pennsylvania. An alliance of industrial businesses located in the Port Richmond neighborhood of Philadelphia, its mis- sion is to... read more
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 3:49pm
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Author(s) Whitney Kummerow   Date 2011   Source Drexel University   Abstract A business improvement district (BID) is a territorial subdivision of a city in which property owners are subject to additional tax as- sessments. The BID administrators collect the revenues generated by these district-specific taxes and allot the funds for services and... read more
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 3:46pm
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Author(s) Wayne Batchis   Date 2011   Source Drexel University   Abstract The Philadelphia City Council formally approved the plan estab- lishing the Mt. Airy Business Improvement District (Mt. Airy BID) on June 14, 2007. The service area of the Mt. Airy BID encompasses an almost-two-mile stretch of Germantown Avenue—the historic main... read more
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 2:34pm
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Author(s) ICLEI Local Government for Sustainability   Date July 2010   Source ICLEI  Abstract As a result of the great number of buildings in the city using solar collector technology to heat up water, Belo Horizonte has become a national reference point. The city is considered to be the national solar energy capital. The Energy Working Group (WG), under the... read more
Thursday, August 4, 2011 - 12:10pm
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Author(s) Edu411.org   Date 2009  Source Edu411.org   Abstract With more than 1.8 million civilian employees, the Federal Government, excluding the Postal Service is the Nations largest employer. Job growth generated by increased homeland security needs will be offset by projected declines in other Federal sectors; however, many job openings should arise... read more
Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 9:36am
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Author(s) NASPAA   Date 2009  Source NASPAA International Web Portal   Abstract Lisa Van Arsdale works for one of the Federal Government's most highly regarded and valuable agencies. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is the chief investigative wing that checks the actions of all branches of Federal Government. Lisa discusses why she got a MPP... read more
Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 9:34am
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Author(s) NASPAA   Date 2009  Source NASPAA International Web Portal     Abstract In this interview Mr. Davis discuss working with State Department and the UN as well as key skills he learned with his MPP Degree.   Access through the Cases and Simulations Portal from Rutgers SPAA External Link: Will Davis United Nations  
Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 9:30am
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Author(s) Cyber Nations   Date 2006   Source Cyber Nations   Abstract Cyber Nations is a free persistent browser-based nation simulation game. Create a nation and decide how you will rule your people by choosing a government type, a national religion, tax rate and more. Build your nation by purchasing infrastructure to support your citizens, land to... read more
Monday, August 1, 2011 - 3:01pm
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Author(s) Cliff Harris   Date 1997   Source Positech games   Abstract Democracy 2 is the ultimate political strategy / simulation game. The game simulates the motivations, loyalties and desires of everyone in the country. As president or prime minister, it's your job to balance the need for income from taxes against the demands of the voters. Do you... read more
Monday, August 1, 2011 - 2:52pm

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