Shared services is a beneficial way that agencies can improve effectiveness and efficiency. Learn from three agency leaders about the benefits, challenges, and best practices to navigating an organization through a transition to a shared services model.
Posts Tagged: shared services
In this week’s blog, we will present the key findings and recommendations in each of four areas to spur a government-wide approach to solving problems.
At Tuesday’s GovLoop event, “Evolving Tactics to Combat the Cyber Threat,” govies kicked off the day by focusing on a critical strategy to better tackle cyber threats: interagency collaboration. Michael Garcia is the Acting Director of the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) at the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) under… Read more »
At the Alliance for Innovation’s recent Transforming Local Government conference, Virginia Beach was awarded a 2015 Innovation Award for its shared-service plan with Norfolk and Chesapeake. Too often, people weigh the cost savings and efficiency of shared services against the risk of job loss and political difficulties and conclude it’s just not worth it. In working… Read more »
When you go to the local farmer’s market to buy produce, you often end up getting great value and quality. That’s usually because you can see the array of options right in front of you in order to make an informed decision. You’re aware of your options, and that makes you more confident in your… Read more »
On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER: How did your retirement fare in the first quarter of the year? Should you be changing your TSP password? We take a look at your retirement in our interview with the TSP Board’s Kim Weaver. You can find all of our programs online: DorobekINSIDER.com and GovLoop Insights at http://insights.govloop.com. The SEVEN… Read more »
On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER: In the wake of the September 11th terrorist attacks, much of the focus in the transportation world was on securing the nation’s airports. But what about the other access points across the country? How secure were America’s many ports? It was that question Anthony Regalbuto, Chief, Office of International and Domestic… Read more »
On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER: Back in July of 2013 the president released his management agenda, which focused on three main goals: finding new ways to deliver government services more quickly and conveniently; cutting duplicative and unnecessary programs; and expanding the numbers and type of government data sets provided online. It was a powerful agenda, but… Read more »
Innovation. It’s the latest buzzword making waves in government. But is there more to innovation than just hype? Has the government really embraced the idea of it? Or is it merely innovation for innovation’s sake? Philadelphia is embracing more than just the term innovation; they’ve just graduated the first class from the Municipal Innovation Academy…. Read more »
On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER: Open data is no longer just a fad. We’re now living in a world that demands government data be open to the public. So how can agencies cope? Last year the Sunlight Foundation came out with their Open Data Policy guidelines. The goal of the guidelines was simple: get government started… Read more »