Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 10:36
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 10:35
Recent years have seen a growing emphasis on the reporting of the outputs and outcomes of government programs. Yet there is limited information on what outputs and outcomes are actually reported on in practice.
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 10:32
President Obama’s Open Government Directive was released a week ago with lots of anticipation and a series of deadlines. Now agencies are moving quickly to develop their plans. A series of interesting resources are already popping up to help them:
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 10:28
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 10:27
With more than 218 years of service to the nation, the U.S. Coast Guard is a military, multimission maritime organization that safeguards U.S. economic and security interests. We had the pleasure of speaking with Admiral Allen about the Coast Guard modernization, its many successes, and the use of social networking and Web 2.0 technologies. Here's an excerpt.
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 10:24
If a tree falls in a forest, did it make a sound?
The November 15th release of federal department and agency annual performance and accountability reports went largely un-noticed. Not a mention in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal or Washington Post (even its Federal Page).
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 09:55
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 09:54
The Center is pleased to announce the publication of its Fall/Winter 2009 issue of The Business of Government magazine. This issue focuses on a range of public management issues facing us today. Whether it’s the federal government’s response to the recent financial crisis, the H1N1 flu, or its movement towards greater transparency and accountability, we’ve gathered thoughtful perspectives from some of the leading practitioners and academics in the field.
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 09:50
The rumors continue about the impending release of the Obama Administration’s implementation directives for greater transparency, citizen participation, and collaboration. But thanks to the power of Twitter, I’ve learned that both the United Kingdom and Australia have released reports that begin to detail their approaches to greater citizen participation. These reports may serve as useful reference points when the Obama directive is released!
Submitted by rthomas on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 09:27
The fuss surrounding the release of the first full report on the use of Recovery Act money last week reminded me of an experience I had in 1980 while working for a congressional oversight committee. We had received an annual report with program data for FY 1977 that I thought was quite useful. I then asked the agency for the FY 1978 and 1979 reports since I thought they would be useful as well. The response was “we just released the 1977 report, the others won’t be available for another two years.”