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The Federal Library and Information Center Committee
1998 FLICC Forum on Federal Information Policies

Adapting to Reinvention: Getting Results in Government
Publishing

March 19, 1998
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Join information professionals, government officials, industry
leaders, and others at the Library of Congress for the 15th
Annual FLICC Forum on Federal Information Policies. See the
Forum Call and agenda below for content information.

Date: Thursday, March 19, 1998
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.)
Place: Mumford Room, Sixth Floor, Madison Building, Library
of Congress, 1st and Independence Avenue, SE, Washington,
DC
Metro: Capitol South Station (Blue and Orange Lines)
Registration: $100#FLICC/FEDLINK members
$108#Federal non-FEDLINK members
$125#Non-Federal registrants
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FORUM CALL

Federal #reinvention# programs were launched more than four
years ago with Vice President Gore#s National Performance
Review (NPR) report and cemented with the passage of the
Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA). Such
initiatives have since become the norm in federal government
operations. The Forum vision speaker will review the original
goals for reinvented government, assess progress toward
those goals, and elucidate the federal future that is being
shaped by the rules of the original vision.

The Forum will next furnish a brief primer on applying GPRA to
government operations. The GPRA is an attempt to transform
the ideals of reinvention into practical reality through strategic
plans and performance/output/outcome measurement.
Speakers will address how a focus on results can assure that
federal programs have the clear goals necessary to achieve
successful reinvention, and that federal managers are
accountable for reaching those goals.

Moving from theory to practice, the Forum will illustrate how
GPRA principles have been applied. A panel will discuss how
well the GPRA is achieving coherence and clarity of purpose in
federal programs#at the macro-level, in a large federal
bureaucracy, and at the micro-level, specifically in an
information service. The morning session will conclude with a
panel assessment of results management in the government
context.

The afternoon session will present a case study in large-scale
reinvention. Government information distribution may not be a
typical federal government program, but it is certainly one
worthy  of reinvention. Both Congress and the White House
have spent a great deal of energy over the last  four years
reshaping the government#s information dissemination
programs. Proposed changes in Title 44 (Public Printing and
Documents) capitalize on advances in electronic data sharing
to ease the way to decentralized, agency-based distribution of
program information to the public. The Forum will present
major players in the ongoing Title 44 reinvention project, each
discussing a vision of the ultimate government information
distribution program.

How will electronic information be organized for access and
preserved for the future in this new decentralized
environment? These two challenges are key to the outcomes
envisioned by Title 44 revisionists, and library and information
specialists have the knowledge base to help their agencies
realize the performance goals of reinvented government
information distribution.

National library panelists will show how libraries are grappling
with the challenges of ensuring access to information. The
final panel will then attempt to answer the question: #Who is
responsible for performance when government printing
devolves to the agencies?#

FORUM AGENDA

Welcome and Introduction#9:00 - 9:15
Susan M. Tarr, Executive Director, FLICC
Winston Tabb, Associate Librarian of Library Services, Library
of Congress

Vision for Reinvention#9:15 - 9:45
Reinvention Today: Vice President Al Gore [invited]
#Where does the reinvention initiative stand now?
#What role will information services play in reinvented
government?

Break#9:45 - 10:00

Focusing on Results#10:00 - 11:00
Results Measurement in Theory and Practice
Christopher Mihm, Associate Director, Federal Management
and Work Force Issues, GAO
#Overview of performance/results measurement concepts and
techniques
#Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA)

Developing a GPRA Plan
Nancy Rhett, Senior Analyst, Department of Planning and
Evaluation Services, Department of Education
#The Department of Education#s experience
#The National Library of Education#s role in the Agency's Plan

Break#11:00 - 11:15

Good Enough for Government Work?#11:15 - 12:30
Results Measurement in the Government Context
Elaine Kamarck, Executive Director, Visions of Governance for
the 21st Century, JFK School of Government, Harvard
University; Moderator
#Is the performance/results measurement concept suited to
government operations?
#Is it suited to measurement of information services?
Commentators:
Virginia Thomas, Committee Liaison, House Majority Leader#s
Office, U.S. House of Representatives
Angela Antonelli, Deputy Director, Roe Institute for Economic
Studies, Heritage Foundation
Harry Hatry, Director, Public Management Program, Urban
Institute

Lunch#12:30 - 1:30

Case Study in Reinvention#Reforming Government
Publishing#1:30 - 2:30
Eric Peterson, Staff Director, Joint Committee on Printing
#De facto decentralization of electronic publishing
#Formal reform of government printing and dissemination
under Title 44

The Library Community Perspective
Prue Adler, Asst. Executive Director, Association for Research
Libraries

Break#2:30 - 2:40

National Libraries# Information Access Initiatives#2:40 - 3:45
Introduction: Dan Clemmer, Librarian, State Department;
Moderator

National Agriculture Library (NAL)
Pamela Andr#, Director, NAL
#Electronic document plans, archiving

National Library of Medicine (NLM)
Kent Smith, Deputy Director, NLM
#Reactions from users and vendors to PubMed and
GratefulMed on the Web

Library of Congress (LC)
Laura Campbell, Director, LC National Digital Library Program
#Public/private partnerships, sponsorship/funding for the
National Digital Library

Break#3:45 - 3:55

Ensuring Results and Accountability#3:55 - 5:00
Introduction
Blane Dessy, Director, National Library of Education;
Moderator

Government Printing Office#s Role
Francis Buckley, Superintendent of Documents, Government
Printing Office
#How will GPO ensure availability and access for government
publications?

The Executive#s Role
Alvin Pesachowitz, Chief Information Officer, Environmental
Protection Agency
#How will CIOs monitor quality in government  information
products and information systems?

The Congressional Role
Kennie Gill, Minority Staff Director and Chief Counsel, Senate
Committee on Rules and Administration
#What oversight will Congress give to government publishing
initiatives?