Executive Organization and Management

The Standing Panel on Executive Organization and Management (EOM) is the Academy’s oldest and longest-serving standing panel. The Panel focuses on improving the structure, capacity, management and performance of public institutions.

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The Importance of Evaluating Program Outcomes: The Case of Federal Credit Programs
Author: Mr. John M. Kamensky
Posted On: Jun 23, 2017

Summary from June 23, 2017 EOM Panel Meeting: Background Federal loan and loan guarantee programs have grown to immense proportions, amounting to $ 3.6 trillion in FY2016. That’s well over $10,000 for every man, woman, and child in the United States. Federal loans and loan guarantees outstanding have doubled in size since the Financial Crisis. There are signs that some programs, and especially some of the largest programs such as student loans or FHA home mortgage loans,...

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Implementing the DATA Act: Working Across Boundaries
Author: Mr. John M. Kamensky
Posted On: May 19, 2017

The Executive branch was given three years to implement its key provisions. A key deadline was to post all federal spending data on a single website by May 9, 2017. The law requires all federal spending data, including for the first time interagency transfers, to be posted on at least a quarterly basis. That includes more than $3.8 trillion in annual federal spending and the public will able to track these funds from Congressional appropriations to local communities...

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President Trump’s Government Reform Initiatives
Author: Mr. John M. Kamensky
Posted On: Apr 26, 2017

Summary of  April 26, 2017 EOM Panel Meeting To date, there have been four presidential actions that outline the Trump Administration’s management reform initiatives: A memo calling for a restructuring of the federal workforce, and reducing it by attrition. A set of management priorities to be achieved by 2020, accompanying the fiscal year 2018 budget. An executive order to “reorganize the executive branch,” which encourages agencies to take a fresh look at what...

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Implementing the Program Management Improvement Accountability Act
Author: Mr. John M. Kamensky
Posted On: Mar 17, 2017

Summary from March 17, 2017 EOM Panel Meeting Background Legislation passed in December 2016 requiring federal agencies to develop greater project and program management capacity. A NAPA Study Panel prepared a report in 2015 on improving project and program management in federal agencies, which informed the development of that legislation. Now that the legislation has passed, how will it be implemented? OMB is assessing the “lay of the land” and what elements need to be considered...

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