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Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 22:00
A Canadian think tank has released a report on how senior government executives can support innovation by their employees as a way of solving societal problems and delivering better value to citizens.  The report’s insights have some useful application...
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Friday, February 26, 2010 - 17:36
President Obama issued a memorandum on Transparency and Open Government following his inauguration in early 2009.  The memo outlined his commitment to greater transparency, increased citizen participation, and more collaboration.  This commitment acknowledges...
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Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 19:14
Over the past two decades, a series of trends have resulted in a chorus of voices in Congress, the media and the public concluding that the current federal contracting system is broken.  Between 1989 and 2000, Congress mandated deep cuts in the Defense...
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Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 16:42
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...
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Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 19:14
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 Administration...
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Framing a Public Management Research Agenda
Monday, February 22, 2010 - 17:04
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...
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Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 23:16
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 programs...
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Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 04:21
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...
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Monday, February 15, 2010 - 21:54
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...
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Friday, February 12, 2010 - 23:13
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 professor...
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