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 Fees include refreshments and resource packet. Call the FLICC office to register: (202) 707-4800, or email FLICC at [log in to unmask], or visit FLICC's Web site at http://lcweb.loc.gov/flicc and click on "What's New" for information and online registration access. Information: Call FLICC (202) 707-4800 for more information. Interpreting services for the deaf and hearing impaired available upon request. TTY (202)707-4995 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?