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Tuesday, January 12, 2010 - 16:42
As mentioned here a few days ago in  blog entry on innovation, the Department of Housing and Urban Development has been given in fiscal year 2010, what seems to be a large pot of money and new authority to conduct a transformation initiative in four areas...
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Friday, January 8, 2010 - 23:32
Two departments received special authorities this past year that are intended to improve their abilities to manage.  It will be interesting to watch to see how they use these authorities.  If these agencies can demonstrate success, then there’s a good...
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Friday, January 8, 2010 - 16:25
Profile of Rear Admiral Christine Hunter, M.D. Deputy Director, TRICARE Management Activity The provision of healthcare services is a critical mission for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and its military health system (MHS). It goes to the core...
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Wednesday, January 6, 2010 - 18:11
This is the time of year for predictions of what is ahead.  Here’s a compilation of various predictions.  Pick those that appeal to you! Federal News Radio: Web 2.0 is Changing Government.  In an interview in late 2009, editor Dorothy Ramienski came to...
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Wednesday, January 6, 2010 - 07:28
Profile of Vice Admiral Alan Thompson, Director, Defense Logistics Agency Though formally established in 1961, the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) can trace its roots to World War II. Since its inception, DLA has played a significant, and ever increasing,...
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Monday, January 4, 2010 - 22:16
Late in December 2009, the Senate increased the federal debt limit to a record $12.4 trillion – boosting chances for the establishment of a bipartisan commission to look for ways to force Congress to make painful spending cuts and tax increases.  The...
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Monday, January 4, 2010 - 18:34
“The key to motivation turns out to be largely within your control,” write Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer in the January 2010 issue of Harvard Business Review.  How? “. . . scrupulously avoid impeding progress.” Amabile and Kramer surveyed more than...
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Thursday, December 31, 2009 - 02:19
Following is an index of blog entries between the start, September 1, 2009, and the end of the year, December 31, 2009, organized around some major themes. Web 2.0 and Social Media Launching the BizGov Blog (09-01-09) Blogs as Public Policy Forums...
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Wednesday, December 30, 2009 - 17:53
(a continuation from the December 23, 2009  blog on “Managing Performance”) The fourth “idealistic” performance model described by Bouckaert and Halligan is the “performance governance” model, which offers a prominent role for citizens.  None of the...
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Tuesday, December 29, 2009 - 23:18
In the corporate world, and throughout the federal government, information is a very valuable asset. Having timely access to this information, and using it to inform strategic decision making, have become critical in today’s competitive, networked, and...
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