Posts Tagged: analysis

Does Gov 2.0 Lead to Improved Government? Proving the Case

Gov 2.0 advocates claim that their various projects in social networking and open government will, of course, lead to improved performance from government agencies and more satisfactory citizen engagement. But where is the proof? As Poister, Pitts, and Edwards (2010) conclude from their analysis of the last twenty years of strategic management in the publicRead… Read more »

Mike Loukides on “What is data science?”

Mike Loukides posted a blog What is data science? on http://radar.oreilly.com/2010/06/what-is-data-science.html It’s a naural to preceed the publication by O’Reilly of “Making Data Work: Practical Applications of Data Science”. In summary his message is that the “future belongs to the companies and people that turn data into products.” A few of his points and discussionRead… Read more »

How Successful are Your Gov 2.0 Initiative(s)?

There are certainly more and more Government Agencies jumping on the band wagon to follow President Obama’s directive for them to become more collaborative, open, transparent and participatory. But the real question is – what measures are being taken to evaluate the success or failure of all these efforts? I’m writing an article for eContentRead… Read more »

Call for Proposals: Student Research in Budgeting and Program Analysis

The American Association for Budget and Program Analysis (AABPA) invites master’s candidates in public administration, public policy, and other related disciplines to submit proposals for its 2nd annual award competition for student research. FROM THE BUDGET ACT TO THE RECOVERY ACT AND BEYOND AABPA invites students to submit research topics that analyze the current social,Read… Read more »

Breaking a Bottle on the New Digital Sandbox Site

PeakTwo is pleased to announce the launch of a new site for our client Digital Sandbox, a heavy hitter in risk analysis software and threat assessment consultation. Development required aligning several objectives: From a messaging standpoint, the site has to convey rock-solid solution performance and an ironclad understanding of security objectives for state, local, andRead… Read more »

“Cash for Clunkers” Doesn’t Have to Be a Lemon

Over the weekend my father-in-law decided to take advantage of the Cash for Clunkers program and went car shopping. Unfortunately the Dodge dealer he went to in his home town of Paris, Illinois informed him that they had put the program on hold. Apparently they had sold five cars and had yet to be paidRead… Read more »

Using Performance Metrics to Manage

In the final installment on a performance management framework, we’ll look at using performance metrics and analysis in order to effectively manage agencies and their programs by using remediation and corrective actions. We’ve already covered the first and second steps, and will focus on the final two in this posting (all four are listed justRead… Read more »

Performance Management Analysis

Continuing our exercise in developing a performance management framework, a summary of the necessary steps for a successful program follows: 1. Report performance metric data on pre-defined schedule. 2. Analyze data for troubling trends or missed targets. Operationally research root cause of problems. 3. Provide corrective action for metrics where target was missed or dataRead… Read more »

Six aspects of capture – pre-proposal preparation that makes a winning difference

Bidding on government opportunities without proper capture planning is like taking a pile of $100 bills and going to a pool hall to play against the local pool sharks. In government proposals, just like in the pool hall, there are those who know what they are doing, and those who don’t. Those who know whatRead… Read more »