Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Congress passed the $787 billion Recovery Act in early 2009. The Act – sometimes referred to as the stimulus bill – focused on job creation, but it does so through hundreds of existing and new federal programs. Implementing these programs falls on the..
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Since the enactment of the Government Performance and Results Act in 1993, all agencies now have strategic plans and performance measures supported by an infrastructure of staff and processes build to collect and deliver performance data. The Obama Admin
Monday, February 22, 2010
The IBM Center for The Business of Government hosted a forum in November 2009 to examine the Obama Administration’s themes for a high-performing government and to frame a public management research agenda. Participants included nearly 50 of the nation’s..
Thursday, February 18, 2010
The Obama Administration’s favorite think tank, the Center for American Progress (CAP), has launched a new project, “Doing What Works.” Led by Reece Rushing and Jitinder Kohli, it has three objectives: Eliminating or redesigning misguided spending program
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
A Conversation with W. Craig Fugate, FEMA Administrator In the last decade, whether as a result of natural or manmade disasters the nation’s emergency response apparatus has faced enormous challenges. Overcoming these challenges and forging a national...
Monday, February 15, 2010
The Recovery Transparency and Accountability Board posted its second set of updates onto its Recovery.Gov website last week. The new data covered Recovery Act spending in the last quarter of 2009 (October – December). There were some public reports...
Friday, February 12, 2010
Do you have “guerilla employees” in your organization who work around (or against) their leadership? How do you deal with them? This is the focus of a provocative article in the current issue of the Public Administration Review by Maxwell School professo
Thursday, February 11, 2010
“Where is Obama’s big-bang reform of government?” laments an insightful article by University of Maryland public administration dean, Donald Kettl, in a forum on President Obama’s management initiatives in the current issue of The Public Manager. He...
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Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Two dozen federal agencies are running on-line dialogues between now and March 19th to gather insights on what citizens would like to seen them include in their OMB-required Open Government Plans. These first-ever open dialogues are an important symbolic
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
With little fanfare, the While House announced that 29 agencies launched their Open Government weblinks on schedule (per an OMB directive), on Saturday, February 6th. Virtually all of them also invited citizens to participate in a dialogue on how they..

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