WorldCat Identities

Walker, David M. (David Michael) 1951-

Works: 277 works in 502 publications in 1 language and 47,086 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about David M Walker
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Most widely held works by David M Walker
Comeback America : turning the country around and restoring fiscal responsibility by David M Walker( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows how we can return to our founding principles of fiscal responsibility and stewardship for future generations, offering bold ideas to control spending, save Social Security, dramatically alter Medicare, and simplify the tax code--while taking into account the Obama Administration's current efforts, which receive never-before-published assessments both complimentary and critical
Commercial Activities Panel : improving the sourcing decisions of the federal government : statement of David M. Walker, Comptroller General of the United States and Chair of the Commercial Activities Panel, before the Subcommittee on Military Readiness, Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives by David M Walker( )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since 1955, the executive branch has encouraged federal agencies to obtain commercially available goods and services from the private sector when the agencies determine that such action is cost-effective. 0MB formalized the policy in its Circular A-76, issued in 1966. In 1979, 0MB supplemented the circular with a handbook that included procedures for competitively determining whether commercial activities should be performed in-house, by another federal agency through an interservice support agreement, or by the private sector. 0MB has updated this handbook several times. Under A-76, commercial activities may be converted to or from contractor performance either by direct conversion or by cost comparison. Under direct conversion, specific conditions allow commercial activities to be moved from government or contract performance without a cost comparison study (e.g., for activities involving 10 or fewer civilians.) Generally, however, commercial functions are to be converted to or from contract performance by cost comparison, whereby the estimated cost of government performance of a commercial activity is compared with the cost of contractor performance in accordance with the principles and procedures set forth in Circular A-76 and the revised supplemental handbook. As part of this process, the government identifies the work to be performed (described in the performance work statement), prepares an in-house cost estimate on the basis of its most efficient organization, and compares it with the winning offer from the private sector
Competitive sourcing : implementation will be challenging for federal agencies by David M Walker( )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In May 2003, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released a revised Circular A-76, which represents a comprehensive set of changes to the rules governing competitive sourcing--one of five governmentwide items in the President's Management Agenda. Determining whether to obtain services in-house or through commercial contracts is an important economic and strategic decision for agencies, and the use of Circular A-76 is expected to grow throughout the federal government. In the past, however, the A-76 process has been difficult to implement, and the impact on the morale of the federal workforce has been profound. Concerns in the public and private sectors were also raised about the timeliness and fairness of the process for public-private competitions. It was against this backdrop that the Congress enacted legislation mandating a study of the A-76 process, which was carried out by the Commercial Activities Panel, chaired by the Comptroller General of the United States. This testimony focuses on how the new Circular addresses the Panel's recommendations reported in April 2002, the challenges agencies may face in implementing the new Circular A-76, and the need for effective workforce practices to help ensure the successful implementation of competitive sourcing in the federal government. The revised Circular A-76 is generally consistent with the Commercial Activities Panel's principles and recommendations, and should provide an improved foundation for competitive sourcing decisions in the federal government. In particular, the new Circular permits greater reliance on procedures in the Federal Acquisition Regulation--which should result in a more transparent and consistently applied competitive process--as well as source selection decisions based on trade-offs between technical factors and cost. The new Circular also suggests the potential use of alternatives to the competitive sourcing process, such as public-private and public-public partnerships. However, implementing the new Circular will likely be challenging for many agencies. Foremost among the challenges that agencies face is setting and meeting appropriate goals integrated with other priorities, as opposed to arbitrary quotas. Additionally, there are potential issues with the streamlined cost comparison process and protest rights. The revised streamlined process lacks a number of key features designed to ensure that agency sourcing decisions are sound, including the absence of an appeal process. Finally, the right of in-house competitors to file a bid protest at GAO challenging the sourcing decisions in favor of the private sector remains an open question. For many agencies, effective implementation will depend on their ability to understand that their workforce is their most important organizational asset. Agencies will need to aid their workforce in transitioning to a competitive sourcing environment. For example, agencies will need a skilled workforce and adequate infrastructure and funding to manage competitions; to prepare the in-house offer; and to oversee the cost, quality, and performance of whichever service provider is selected
Fiscal year 2004 budget request : U.S. General Accounting Office by David M Walker( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Federal budget opportunities : opportunities for oversight and improved use of taxpayer funds by David M Walker( )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Delivering on the promise : how to attract, manage, and retain human capital by Brian Friedman( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Business has long struggled with the notion of "human capital," but do companies really know the value of their people? All too frequently, companies lay off thousands of workers to boost share price while, at the same time, their annual reports promise that "people are our greatest asset!" Now, for the first time, human capital experts Brian Friedman, James Hatch, and David M. Walker show how companies can deliver on this promise. They reveal how Arthur Andersen's breakthrough five-stage framework, "Human Capital Appraisal," enables managers to measure, manage, and leverage their companies' investment in people
Performance management and budgeting : how governments can learn from experience by F. Stevens Redburn( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a fresh look at the process by which governments hold themselves accountable to their citizens for performance. It examines all aspects of the Performance Management and Budgeting issue, not only from the federal, state, and local levels, but also internationally in both developed and developing countries
Options for social security reform by David M Walker( )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. financial condition and fiscal future briefing : National Press Foundation, January 17, 2008 by David M Walker( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Review of the Office of Personnel Management's analysis of the United States Postal Service's funding of Civil Service Retirement System costs by David M Walker( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiscal, social security, and health care challenges by David M Walker( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.44 (from 0.04 for Performanc ... to 0.73 for Nomination ...)

Associated Subjects
Administrative agencies--Auditing Administrative agencies--Evaluation Armed Forces--Operational readiness Civil Service Retirement System (U.S.) Contracting out Covington, Dana Bruce, Economic history Employee fringe benefits--Costs Evaluation Executive departments--Auditing Expenditures, Public Federal acquisition regulation (United States. General Services Administration. FAR Secretariat) Finance, Public--Auditing Financial crises Fiscal policy Gleiman, Edward Jay, Global Financial Crisis (2008-2009) Government spending policy Human capital Internal security Iraq Iraq War (2003-2011) Manpower planning Medicare Medicare--Costs Medicare--Finance Military bases, American OMB circular Organizational effectiveness Performance--Management Personnel management Politics and government Postal service--Finance Postwar reconstruction Public administration--Evaluation Ross, Stanford G Sustainable development United States United States.--Board of Trustees of the Federal Hospital Insurance Trust Fund United States.--Board of Trustees of the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Disability Insurance Trust Funds United States.--Board of Trustees of the Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Fund United States.--Department of Defense United States.--Department of Homeland Security United States.--General Accounting Office United States.--Government Accountability Office United States.--Office of Personnel Management United States.--Postal Rate Commission United States Postal Service Walker, David M.--(David Michael), War, Cost of
Comeback America : turning the country around and restoring fiscal responsibility
Delivering on the promise : how to attract, manage, and retain human capital
Alternative Names
Walker, David M.

Walker, David Michael.

دايفيد ووكر

دیوید ام. واکر

ウォーカー, ディビッド・M.

English (84)