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Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 21:27
“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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Making Sense of Open Gov Dialogues
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 18:24
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...
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Tuesday, February 9, 2010 - 21:02
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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Friday, February 5, 2010 - 23:35
We are introducing a Special Edition of The Business of Government Hour -- Leaders Speak --     focusing on human service delivery: the challenges being faced and innovations being forged in our local communities. Today state and local governments are...
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Friday, February 5, 2010 - 00:15
What does it mean to be a citizen in a Gov 2.0 world?  President Obama’s FY 2011 budget is being dissected for its shift in the size and scope of government.  But several initiatives in the budget, and things happening at the state and local levels, point...
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Tuesday, February 2, 2010 - 18:23
Most of the news media focused on the size of the budget and which agencies gained or lost.  However, the budget also included an overview of the Obama Administration’s management initiatives, as well. The overall emphasis of these initiatives is on...
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Tuesday, February 2, 2010 - 15:19
Given what we have learned from experience and careful research, the performance management approach the Obama Administration lays out in the Analytic Perspectives section of the FY 2011 budget is very promising and represents a more aggressive, more...
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Monday, February 1, 2010 - 19:07
A Profile of Dr. Carolyn M. Clancy, Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Healthcare remains one of the most pressing issues of today, with a system mired in ever-increasing costs, inconsistent...
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Monday, January 25, 2010 - 17:36
The latest issue of FastCompany magazine has a terrific piece by Chip and Dan Heath, “Find a Bright Spot and Clone It.”  While it uses private sector examples, their insights apply equally to government. “Our focus, in times of change, goes instinctively...
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Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 21:07
Profile of  Inés R. Triay, Assistant Secretary, Environmental Management at the U.S. Department of Energy During the Cold War, the U.S. nuclear stockpile reached more than 30,000 nuclear weapons. Research and production of these weapons resulted in large...
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