Acquisition in the Department of Defense (DoD) is a major undertaking in which the defense agencies and the military departments expend significant funds to procure everything from research to development, to test and evaluation, to production, to operational support, and, finally, to obsolescence. The opportunities for problems to
Oversight practices are directed to improving the way the organization manages all projects. Oversight or governance in multiproject organizations supports the trend of integration over the last three decades. Centralization of project management activities became imperative as projects became more numerous and became the means to implement organization strategy.
Chapter 16 provides knowledge of oversight. Oversight practices are directed to improving the way the organization manages all projects. Oversight or governance in multiproject organizations supports the trend of integration over the last three decades. Centralization of project management activities became imperative as projects became more numerous and became the means to implement organization strategy.
Risk management has attracted increased attention in recent years. Many advisers have recently
reevaluated, or are currently reevaluating, their organizational structures and other practices
relating to risk management. In many cases, they are adopting more formal risk management
practices. Fund boards also have been reevaluating their risk management oversight practices,
including the structures and mandates of board committees and the format and frequency of
board reports. Practices in the industry continue to evolve. ...
Health Professions Education: A Bridge to Quality makes the case that reform of health professions education
is critical to enhancing the quality of health care in the United States. In laying the footings for this bridge,
the committee that produced this report wishes to underscore that any such reform effort must encompass all
health professionals, recognize each professions contribution, and include those outside education who, to
more and lesser degrees, shape what health professionals are taught.
Women constitute a special group within prisons because of their sex. Although the
characteristics and corresponding needs of women prisoners can vary considerably between
countries, several factors are common to most. These include many mental disorders, a high
level of drug or alcohol dependence, many women experiencing sexual and physical abuse and
violence before or in prison, the neglect of gender-specific health care needs and additional
issues related to the women’s responsibility for children and families.
Managers of weapon system acquisition programs and their staffs have often voiced concerns about the burden of complying with federal statutes or regulations requiring certain business and oversight processes. The essence of the concerns is that program offices spend an inordinate amount of time complying with statutes
‘‘An enlightening, practical, and valuable tool. Dick has taken the sometime confusing and frightening problem of performance appraisal and provided effective approaches and answers that can be adapted to any organization. It is a MUST for the human resources professional’s library.’’ —William K. Hill Human Resources Director City of Winston-Salem (NC) ‘‘Dick Grote clearly and eloquently presents a very practical guide for navigating the often-murky waters of the performance appraisal process.
In contemporary debates about democratic governance, the concept of
accountability is hard to avoid. At least from a European perspective, recent
innovations in political and administrative decision-making have multiplied
opportunities for citizens to hold to account those who exercise governmental
authority. Or so we are told. Whether busy modernizing constitutional
structures or realigning public services along market-led lines, our political
representatives have proclaimed a new era of open and responsive government.
Support the development of the functional food industry in Ireland.
Create a new, internationally-competitive, interdisciplinary, industry-focused research centre developing skills and technologies that will lead to new products, processes and services.
Develop research programmes that are jointly formulated and implemented by the participating academic and industrial partners with a view to providing the best solutions to the medium and long term issues facing industry in Ireland.
A board’s role is to provide oversight, not to manage risks. Just as a board does not
manage a fund’s investments or its business operations, it also does not manage the
risks associated with those activities. Board oversight includes understanding the risk
management processes employed by the adviser, asking questions where appropriate,
and obtaining appropriate assurances that the processes are reasonably designed to
manage and control the fund’s material risks.
There is no single set of “best practices” for risk management in investment companies, but
from studies, reports, and other literature relating to risk management generally, as well as the
considerable experience of those involved in risk management and risk oversight in the fund
industry, some common themes emerge. Regardless of how a fund group’s risk management
function is organized and implemented, the following recurring themes may serve as a backdrop
to the fund board’s consideration of risk management processes....
Rate review grants and standards: In August 2010, 45 States and the District of Columbia
each received $1 million grants to develop or make improvements to their existing rate
review and approval practices, strengthening their processes and oversight capacities. States
have already used these funds to hire staff, increase data reporting, and enhance their
information technology. On December 21, 2010, HHS posted a proposed regulation
regarding standards for rate review.
Code is undergoing constant revision by its oversight committee. Standards development is governed by protocols designed make public participation possible while avoiding domination by any one interested party. The accompanying table shows only the approved revisions. Additional revisions are pending. Members of the B31.3 Subcommittees, Subgroups and Interested Parties have been invited to the Spring B31.3 meetings scheduled for May 5-7, 2003 at the Hilton Westshore Hotel in Tampa, FL. B31.
An infrastructure bank could be particularly effective at leveraging additional
investment because it would be able to make such investment more attractive to
private investors. A federal bank could help inexperienced states and localities
develop attractive public-private partnerships and could connect willing private
partners with these investment opportunities.
We are issuing 14 recommendations to NOP officials to improve program administration and internal controls. We recommend that NOP strengthen its enforcement procedures to determine what actions should be imposed on program violators, including civil penalties, and to timely issue the appropriate actions. We also recommend that officials timely resolve and track complaints from receipt through disposition.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (the “Port Authority”) is a complex
organization, comprised of billions of dollars of vital infrastructure and transportation
operations as well as significant real estate holdings. Navigant Consulting, Inc.
Entities that currently regulate an element of critical infrastructure that has
been defined as higher risk should be responsible for oversight. Enforcement of these
standards should be incorporated into already established safety or security reviews.
Any element of critical infrastructure that has processes or technology that exceed the
established standard should be deemed compliant with the standard.
User Choice and Control. Similarly, project and process management are impacted by this type of effort. For
example, departments may find it easy to buy public cloud infrastructure services on a corporate credit
card for some projects. While this may be part of your plan, it must be managed by IT. Otherwise, users
can circumvent IT’s oversight of service-level, corporate policy, and compliance requirements. IT should
participate in the approval and procurement processes to ensure the corporate good.