The Office of Management and Budget has asked federal agencies to strengthen their measurement and analytic practices to find what works and ways to reduce costs in program execution and daily operations. From program performance and goal-setting to leveraging high performance analytics to forecast future decisions, leveraging the massive amount of data collected by federal agencies is quickly becoming the new standard.
Nani Coloretti, Assistant Secretary for Management, Department of the Treasury
Shvetank Shah, Executive Director, CEB
Judy England-Joseph, Research Director, Partnership for Public Service
As budget cuts loom, achieving operational efficiency is more important than ever. Finding ways to create better functioning processes, teams and financial practices shouldn't feel like a Herculean effort, there's help out there. Join a community of managers looking for solutions to the most challenging operations challenges of the moment. Learn how leaders can most effectively make changes in their organizations to start cutting costs and creating more effective, streamlined organizations.
Rhea Suh, Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget, Department of the Interior
Dr. Thom Terwilliger, Chief Learning Officer, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Peggy Sherry, Chief Financial Officer, Department of Homeland Security
Dana Grinshpan, Research Manager, Government Business Council
Reinvention in the early 1990s energized an embryonic performance movement through a range of initiatives such as the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 and linking SES bonuses to mission performance. In addition, they promoted performance-oriented efforts, such as Baltimore’s Citistat, which has since expanded across the country. This session will address how these reforms influenced performance in the years that followed; and more importantly, where is the performance movement today and what is its future, with the advent of the GPRA Modernization Act?
As agencies are challenged to find cost-savings across their portfolios, contract spending is coming under increased scrutiny. The Obama Administration has advocated less reliance on contractors, issued a new directive on strategic sourcing and taken other steps toward procurement reform. At the same time, budget pressures may dictate more reliance on contractors instead of full-time staff. Learn how your program could be affected by the changing contracting environment.
Anne Rung, Chief Acquisition Officer and Senior Advisor to the Administrator, General Services Administration
Robert Burton, Partner, Venable LLP; Former Deputy Administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy
Roger Waldron, President, Coalition for Government Procurement
In the government-wide drive to reduce costs while meeting missions, the Defense Department’s logistics and transportation commands offer examples of real progress. Vice Admiral Mark D. Harnitchek, who heads the Defense Logistics Agency, has told his staff that “we’re setting aggressive goals that will significantly improve support to our customers while dramatically driving down operations and material costs.” VADM Harnitchek came to DLA from the U.S. Transportation Command, where, as deputy commander, he also led a successful effort to rein in costs. He will offer lessons for succeeding in today’s austere environment.
VADM Mark Harnitchek, Director, Defense Logistics Agency
Tim Clark, Editor at Large, Government Executive Media Group
Join three past W. Edwards Deming Award winners to understand how these panelists have spearheaded and enhanced innovative training programs within their organizations. Learn about protecting training budgets and designing training that demonstrates strong performance outcomes and meets mission objectives. - Learn how to overcome your agency's training challenges.; - Learn how to build performance measures into your training programs.; - Learn how to make a case for preserving training and workforce development with tightening budgets.
Stephen Cricchi, Director. Integrated Systems Evaluation, Experimentation and Test Department, Naval Air Systems Command; 2012 Deming Winner
Patricia Jones, Executive Director of the Office of Appellate Operations, Social Security Administration; 2011 Deming Winner
Tim Harvey, Chief, Park Facility Management Devision, National Park Division, National Park Service; 2010 Deming Winner
Francis Rose, Anchor of In Depth, Federal News Radio
There is a growing consensus that greater collaboration – between agencies as well as between government and the private sector – will be essential to enabling mission success in today’s world of complex challenges and constrained budgets. But how do you actually make these relationships work? While there have been some notable triumphs, there have also been efforts that consumed significant resources with little impact and those that have faltered after starting off strong. It takes more than individuals acting more cooperatively to realize positive institution-to-institution collaborations. In this interactive session, we will discuss the innovative range of partnering modes that have emerged: from the sharing of people and information to the incubation of new ideas and assets to full strategic social partnerships composed of multiple agencies, private companies, and the social sector. Perhaps more importantly, we will share tested tools and tips your agency can apply to help enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of current and future collaborations.
Ed Van Buren, Principal, Monitor Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP
W. Bruce Chew, Director, Monitor Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP
The Department of the Interior handles one of the largest and most complex records management programs at a cabinet-level agency. By centralizing records and information management the department is adapting to keep pace with an increasingly mobile workforce. The solution centralizes all records, minimizes risk and provides extensive cost avoidance. With all federal programs under pressure to cut costs, the Department of the Interior serves as an excellent case study for leveraging cloud-first solutions and advanced technologies to manage big data. Hear from the innovators leading cutting-edge changes in one of the federal government's largest agencies.
John Montel, eRecords Service Manager, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Department of Interior
Software developers have produced thousands of apps and programs designed to make you a more collaborative, more mobile and ultimately more productive manager. But which of these tools are actually worth your while? In this session, we explore the ways government innovators are making the most new technologies to further mission effectiveness. With ever-improving tools in areas like collaboration, data analysis, mobility and telework, learn from real government innovators about how you can be a more productive manager and in turn make your program more operationally efficient.
Casey Coleman, Chief Information Officer, General Services Administration
Cindy Auten, General Manager, Mobile Work Exchange
Tiffany Smith, Deputy Chief, Knowledge Leadership Division, Department of State
Mark Micheli, Editor, Excellence in Government Online
With social media and other communications tools improving every day, government agencies are learning how best to engage their constituencies--not for the sake of engagement but to learn how to improve presentation and implementation of their programs. Federal leaders are figuring out which technologies work best in different circumstances to promote engagement and to analyze the feedback they receive.
Brandon Friedman, Vice President, Fleishman-Hillard; former Director of Online Communications, Department of Veterans Affairs
Tom Cochran, CTO, Atlantic Media; Former Director of New Media Technologies, White House
Hilary Brandt, Director of the Office of Innovative Engagement, Bureau of International Information Programs, Department of State
David McClure, Associate Administrator, Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, General Services Administration