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Recovering from the Recovery Act, Part 2

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 - 11:18
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 11:12
Last month, the IBM Center issued a report examining the implementation of the Recovery Act from a “bottom-up” perspective of several cities in the state of Virginia, and what insights they offered from their implementation experience.  Now, here’s a new report with a “top-down” perspective, authored by Ed DeSeve, who oversaw the implementation of the Recovery Act from Vice President Joe Biden’

The Business of Government Magazine – The NEW Spring/Summer 2011 Edition

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 - 17:52
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 16:58
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Our Top 10 Most-Read Blog Posts in 2010!

Friday, December 31st, 2010 - 16:58
Friday, December 31, 2010 - 15:51
1.      Congress Hits Refresh Button on the Results Act (October 5, 2010) Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) summarized the need for a refresh when he introduced his bill with bipartisan support:  "Producing information does not by itself improve performance and experts from both sides of the aisle agree that the solutions developed in 1993 have not worked.”

The Business of Government Magazine – The NEW Fall/Winter 2010 Edition

Monday, December 6th, 2010 - 23:52
Monday, December 6, 2010 - 21:39
The Center is pleased to announce the publication of the Fall/Winter 2010 The Business of Government

Mocking Public Service

Thursday, April 29th, 2010 - 22:10

Scorecarding Agency Open Gov Plans

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 - 21:14
The Obama Administration announced today a scorecard of the quality of the plans submitted earlier this month by 29 major agencies.  Using a checklist of 30 criteria, the scorecards show all agencies rating either a “yellow” or a “green” on their scorecards.

Passionate About Collaboration

Friday, April 23rd, 2010 - 21:07
Collaboration is one of the key elements of President Obama’s signature Open Government Initiative.  However, federal agencies’ Open Government Plans don’t seem to address it very well.   But collaboration expert Russ Linden says “collaboration is vital, difficult, and learnable.”  And he’s written a book that makes all three of these points.

Congress and Citizen Engagement

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 - 20:33
Earlier this week, the Pew Center’s survey on citizen trust in government shows trust in government has plummeted to record lows.  As if to support these findings, there were “gun rallies” in support of Second Amendment rights a few days ago.  And last week, there was a

White House Management Advisory Board

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 - 20:46
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.

Using GIS to Increase Citizen Engagement

Friday, April 16th, 2010 - 16:43
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 information systems (GIS) to increase citizen engagement.