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
Friday, March 26, 2010
On Tuesday, Congressional Democrats sent President Obama a list of four candidates to nominated as the next Comptroller General. The four are Rep. Todd Platts, Linda Bilmes at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, Acting Comptroller General Gene Dodaro
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Government Executive’s Elizabeth Newell writes that a bipartisan congressional Transparency Caucus has been formed. Led by Republican Representative Darrell Issa (CA) and Democratic Representative Michael Quigley (IL), the Caucus will advocate greater..
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
The White House sponsored a forum back in January to gain insights from corporate CEOs and labor leaders to identify best practices in the use of technology to streamline federal operations, improve customer service, and maximize returns on technology...
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Almost three years ago, I blogged on the need for a Key National Indicator System so we, as a nation, could track our progress using data, not diatribe. It’s happened. A provision buried on page 1,489 of the health insurance reform bill makes it real! T
Monday, March 22, 2010
It is looking more and more as if we may soon see a nominee for the position of Comptroller General. CQ staffer David Clarke is reporting that the Congress will soon forward President Obama four candidates to be CG and lead the Government Accountability
Friday, March 19, 2010
I’ve seen a number of intersting mapping applications being developed “on the ground” that engage citizens in a collaborative efforts to provide details about their communities. The most common of these is OpenStreetMap.org, which advertises itself as...
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
The Recovery Act is quietly influencing federal-state-local relations. Not only is the money being used to save jobs as states and localities cut back their budgets, but the ways states and localities are choosing to use and report on the funds are...
Saturday, March 13, 2010
In its first year, the Obama contracting and procurement reform agenda has been heavy on executive orders and memos to “rein in” contractors. These were largely in response to campaign commitments and led to a flurry of activity in agencies. But now...

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Center Blog Series

The Center maintains several blog series written by our Fellows and those in academia and the nonprofit world.  Our blog series include:

Distance Work in the Time of COVID by John Kamensky

Community Resilience and Reshaping Government during COVID by Donald F. Kettl

Managing Risk in the Public Sector by Dan Chenok and Michael J. Keegan

Business of Government Stories (the people behind the management evolution) by Dan Chenok, John Kamensky, and guest authors

State and Local Government Best Practices by Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene

Government Performance Management - a video series by Praja Trivedi

Cross-Agency Priority Goals by John Kamensky

Behavioral Science Best Practices by John Kamensky