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The Latest News From The President's Management Agenda
Recipe for Success
November 3, 2008 --Federal employees are taking to heart the official policy to spend the taxpayers' money effectively and more effectively every year.

Getting Better, and Better Every Year (Comments from Clay Johnson, Deputy Director for Management)
August 6, 2008 --Federal employees are taking to heart the official policy to spend the taxpayers’ money effectively and more effectively every year.

What Does All This Green Really Mean? (Comments from Clay Johnson, Deputy Director for Management)
May 7, 2008 --Since the President's Management Agenda (PMA) was implemented in 2002, agencies have made significant strides in achieving "Green" on the PMA scorecard. This all looks great at first glance, but in reality, what does the influx of "Green" scores really mean?

Doing What They Said They Would Do (Comments from Clay Johnson, Deputy Director for Management)
January 31, 2008 --After 6 years, Federal agencies are as committed as ever to becoming more effective, measured by the number that did what they said they would do (causing them to be rated green for progress) in this past quarter.

Transparency is Good (Comments from Clay Johnson, Deputy Director for Management)
September 30, 2007 --This past quarter, Federal agencies were required to develop and implement an IT breach notification policy within 120 days of the issuance of a directive in May. No agency met the requirements for privacy and security as outlined in the directive; so almost all agencies were downgraded on E-Gov progress; they didn't do what they said they would do. Because this implementation failure is most apparent, it is most likely that agencies will correct the situation most quickly.

Continued Transparency and Focus on Results (Comments from Clay Johnson, Deputy Director for Management)
July 30, 2007 --The President's charge to Federal agencies is to make sure all our green and yellow accomplishments convert to greater government effectiveness for FY07 and 08 and beyond.

How HUD Became More Effective (Comments from Clay Johnson, Deputy Director for Management)
July 30, 2007 --The Department of Housing and Urban Development is now rated "results demonstrated." GAO's removal of two of HUD's critical housing programs from its High Risk list marks the first time since 1994 that no HUD programs have been on GAO's list.

Greater Effectiveness (Comments from Clay Johnson, Deputy Director for Management)
May 1, 2007 --Federal agencies have significantly greater ability to be effective today than they did in 2001, when they began working on the President's Management Agenda. The green (and yellow) on the PMA scorecard shows all the agencies that have developed the ability to maximize the value of their people, responsibly account for the people's money, improve service delivery, and manage costs and investments.

2007 Federal Financial Management Report - A Framework for Improving Financial Performance.
January 31, 2007 --This report provides an annual update and five year outlook on agency efforts to meet the objectives of the Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990 (CFO Act, Pub. L. No. 101-576). For the second consecutive year, every major Federal agency issued their audited financial statements within 45 days of the close of the fiscal year. Additionally, 19 of the 24 CFO agencies achieved a clean audit opinion, auditor-reported material weaknesses were reduced by approximately 15%, and $4.2 million in unneeded real property assets were disposed of since FY 2004.

Improving the Accuracy and Integrity of Federal Payments
January 31, 2007 --This report highlights the substantial progress Federal agencies have made in meeting the President's goal to eliminating improper payments. The Federal Government has eliminated $9 billion in improper payments in the programs which originally reported in Fiscal Year 2004, a 20% reduction.

What are our management practices like today?
January 30, 2007 --Federal agencies continue to adopt better human capital, cost, financial, IT and program management practices, to the point that the average Federal agency is better managed today than the best agency was five years ago. In the fall of 2001, Social Security and SBA were the highest rated agencies on the President’s Management Agenda scorecard, with three yellow status scores and two reds. Today the average Federal agency has 2+ green status scores, 1+ yellow and 1 red.

$3.1 Billion in Savings for Taxpayers
April 20, 2006 --This report details results of competitive sourcing in government agencies and shows that public-private competitions completed in FY 2005 alone are expected to yield $3.1 billion in savings over the next five to 10 years.

Improving Government Operations through "Best Value" Rules
April 20, 2006 --This report describes how changes to the competitive sourcing rules made by OMB in 2003 to give greater consideration to the quality of service are helping agencies make transformational improvements to their operations.

February 6, 2006 --"We want to be held accountable for how our programs work. We are working to make every one of our programs work better and we want everyone to know how we are doing."

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President George W. Bush "Government likes to begin things - to declare grand new programs and causes. But good beginnings are not the measure of success. What matters in the end is completion. Performance. Results. Not just making promises, but making good on promises."

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