Wednesday, April 21, 2010
On Monday, President Obama signed an executive order creating a new White House advisory board to be populated by corporate executives who will provide cutting-edge best management practices to their government counterparts. As noted by Government Executi
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Friday, April 16, 2010
Federal agencies recently released their Open Government Plans on how they will actively engage citizens in agency decision-making efforts. None, that I’ve seen in what I’ve read so far, are taking advantage of a growing trend to use geographic informati
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
While Jonathan Breul is attending the IRMCO Conference in Cambridge, Maryland, I’m attending the annual conference of the American Society for Public Administration in San Jose, California. I understand it’s sunny in Cambridge. . . it’s rainy in...
Monday, April 12, 2010
This week the General Services Administration (GSA) is hosting its 49th annual Interagency Resources Management Conference. An estimated 300 Chief Acquisition Officers, Chief Financial Officers, Chief Information Officers, Chief Human Capital Officers,
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Friday, April 9, 2010
. . . Both the White House and the Open Government advocacy groups plan to assess them. No good deed goes unnoticed! The White House says it will evaluate them by May 1st (this implies that OMB posted the agency plans before it reviewed them – this...
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
I got a GovLoop tweet alerting me to a new report, optimistically titled: “Ahead of the Game: Blueprint for the Reform of the Australian Government Administration.” Australia has long served as a source of innovation and inspiration in government reforms,
Monday, April 5, 2010
Today, in an editorial, the New York Times called for a presidentially appointed, Senate-confirmed leader of the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Noting that the interim Comptroller General, Gene Dodaro "has served ably," the Times editorial...
Friday, April 2, 2010
Next week, agency Open Government Plans are due to the Office of Management and Budget. OMB directed agencies back in December to submit plans by April 7th that reflect the input of both agency leaders and the general public. The plans “should explain...
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Eliminating middle managers was the vogue in 1990s-style reforms. Flatten the organization! After all, it was the middle managers who “sucked the life out of an organization” by filtering information, gatekeeping decisions, and smothering innovation. Bu
Monday, March 29, 2010
The Congress has passed and the President has signed the new health care reform legislation. But, will it work? This is the question that The Brookings Institution's R. Kent Weaver raises in a new Issue Brief: "But Will It Work?: Implementation Analysis

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