Posts Tagged: budgeting

Open Source First

It was great to see the recent blog of US General Services Administration (GSA) CIO Sonny Hashmi in which he establishes “open source first” as an agency policy: “Simply put, any solution developed using taxpayer dollars should be in the taxpayer’s domain (open source). At GSA, we believe that all code we developed should beRead… Read more »

5 Dos and Don’ts of Priority or Outcome-Based Budgeting

Performance-based budgeting or budgeting for outcomes (BFO) has taken center stage and not in the best light. Earlier this summer, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) introduced the world to BFO — the idea of linking spending to performance — and showed how unrealistic goals, inadequately managed performance measurement systems and improperly used, inaccurate dataRead… Read more »

TSP Talk Weekly Wrap Up

Stocks had to endure a Fed policy statement and the July jobs report this past week and the result was 2% or more declines in the indices. Neither seemed to be the direct culprit of the selling, but rather the combination of geopolitical events and weakness in Europe seemed to finally take its toll onRead… Read more »

Are You In A Glass Case of Emotion?

“Emotional intelligence.” The phrase conjures the image of a therapist and a couch, but in reality being more emotionally intelligent you can help relieve stress, help you communicate effectively, help you empathize with others, overcome challenges, and defuse conflict. Being emotionally intelligent is one of the keys to mastering your career. Don’t believe the hype?Read… Read more »

If You Want to Innovate, Collaborate

TaskRabbit began six years ago as an online marketplace where users can outsource small jobs to others in the surrounding community. From buying your dog food, to picking up your dry cleaning, to installing your Ikea furniture, or cleaning your oven, the site contracts out any chore you can imagine. Now an emblem of today’sRead… Read more »

Budgeting 101: What Every Federal Employee Needs to Know about the Budget

He who controls the budget, controls where it’s going. Know the rules and move mountains. Edward Brigham, AABPA Speakers Bureau Coordinator and John Stehle, Senior Analyst for the Government Accountability Office focused on these two concepts during this 101 session on the budget at this year’s NextGenGov Summit in Washington. Ed and John encouraged theRead… Read more »

The Next BIG Thing: Business School and Government

It’s that time of year again! The next two days we’ll be blogging from GovLoop and YGL’s Next Generation of Government Training Summit. Follow along @NextGenGov and read more blog posts here. Why can’t our government be more like Silicon Valley? With all the innovation and technological progress the private sector creates many of usRead… Read more »

Beat Your Secret Confidence Killer

It’s that time of year again! The next two days we’ll be blogging from GovLoop and YGL’s Next Generation of Government Training Summit. Follow along @NextGenGov and read more blog posts here. Kiyona Miah, Program Analyst at the U.S. Census Bureau, has a secret confidence killer. Kiyona struggles with public speaking and private speaking…well allRead… Read more »