Meeting the Challenge of 9/11: Blueprints for More Effective Government

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Thomas H. Stanton
M.E. Sharpe, 2006 - Political Science - 352 pages
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9/11 revealed serious public sector shortcomings in such areas as border security and immigration control, cybersecurity, and first responses to hostile acts. This book focuses on how to make government more effective, especially in our post-9/11 era of heightened concern for national and homeland security. "Meeting the Challenge of 9/11" is a top-to-bottom guidebook for improving government organization and performance. While it specifically addresses the key issues of homeland security (biodefense, border security, immigration control, and infrastructure protection), it has a broader agenda - the renewal of an effective, well-managed government. The chapter authors have extensive senior-level experience in managing government organizations or in analyzing government organization and management. Most are Fellows of the National Academy of Public Administration and active participants in NAPA's Standing Panel on Executive Organization and Management.
 

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Contents

Meeting the Challenge of September 11
1
Moving toward More Capable Government A Guide to Organizational Design
25
Developing the Domestic Security State
71
Creating the Department of Homeland Security An Old Approach to a New Problem
93
An Undersecretary for Management Its Potential in the Department of Homeland Security
105
The Need for an Office of Federal Management Now More than Ever
119
Observations on Organization and Management
155
Managing Change that Makes a Difference
166
The Many Cultures of Government
219
ContractingAn American Way of Governance Post911 Constitutional Choices
230
Improving the Military Personnel System
274
Will Homeland Security Transform Intergovernmental Management?
293
Improving Federal Relations with States Localities and Private Organizations on Matters of Homeland Security
315
About the Editor and Contributors
333
Index
337
Copyright

Developments in the Federal Performance Management Movement Balancing Conflicting Values in GPRA and PART
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