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Summit on the Cost of Government 2010

Sep. 14 - 15, 2010 | Washington, D.C.

GOVERNING SUMMIT: Cost of Government 


The Event

GOVERNING’S Summit on the Cost of Government is an invitation-only gathering of public officials to confront the structural problems in government and explore the path forward.

After the recession, where do states go from here?  What are the smart strategies to accelerate recovery, restore stability and create sustainable growth as governments go through a fundamental reset of the way they do the public’s business?  The answers matter now more than ever, and they will set the course for years to come.

GOVERNING is convening a two-day best practices discussion among policy makers, influential thinkers and practitioners to formulate strategies about how to best meet the reality of government today.  A peer-to-peer leadership and learning network can find solutions together more effectively than any single individual, agency or jurisdiction can do by itself.  That leadership network begins at GOVERNING’S 2010 Summit.

The goal for the Summit is to plant the seeds to begin a new learning network comprised of career government executives to work together to re-invent and re-position state government budgets, operations and priorities to move beyond recovery and toward economic stability.

The format will be highly participatory in a quasi-think tank session. Kicking off each section of the program will be a national leader to “set the stage” for group discussion.

The Resources

GOVERNING Playbook December 2010Leaders can't tackle the challenges they face without a plan. The speakers and sponsors of the Summit on the Cost of Government contributed advice and strategies to address the problems government faces.

GOVERNING Playbook captures highlights and conversations among leading public officials from the Summit on how to cope with the cost of government in challenging times via a set of plays.

In addition, sponsors of the Summit on Cost of Government recommend these white papers, case studies and solution briefings for future reference.

Avoiding Labor Compliance Violates and Absence Abuse
Presented by Kronos

Centralized Collections Management
Presented by CGI

Delivering Savings and Efficiencies through Self-Funded Government
Provided by NIC

Economics of Cloud Computing for the U.S. Public Sector
Provided by Microsoft

Government Debt Collection: NASACT Survey and Recommendations
Provided by CGI

No Time to Waste: Tools to Help Manage Through Tough Times
Provided by Kronos

Workforce Performance Revisited
Provided by Kronos


Government Spending: New Ideas to Save Money.

Watch this video to see state and local leaders talk about innovative ways to do the public's business from dumb ideas contests, results based accountability to innovation from citizens.

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