Friday, September 3, 2010
Articles that caught our attention this week.

Here are the articles that caught our attention this week:

Gadi Ben-Yehuda

Of course, no one should miss my incredibly insightful and unfathomably well-written post "Meeting Half-way: Becoming Citizen 2.0."  But other people published material that you should read.  Check out:

John Kamensky

  • White House: Open Government Plan Best Practices.  Agencies posted their first Open Government Plans back in the Spring.  Since then, they have updated their plans based on public comments.  The White House highlights agency best practices in a blog post.
  • FDA Unveils Performance Management Site.  Government Executive reports that the Food and Drug Administration is creating a set of “performance dashboards” they call FDA-TRACK.  The dashboards monitor more than 100 FDA offices and report publicly on their progress on a quarterly basis.
  • Agencies Hampered in Innovation Contests. Innovation contests are a proven way to incentivize innovation in the private sector.  However, the Federal Times reports that the Obama Administration’s efforts to spark innovation via contests is having problems getting off the ground because of fears about fairness and sufficient legal authority to act.

Business of Government Radio Show: Dr. David Wyld, Dr. Vicki Grant, and Prof. Sukumar Ganapati

The Business of Government Hour features a conversation about management with a government executive who is changing the way government does business. The executives discuss their careers and the management challenges facing their organizations. Past government executives include Administrators, Chief Financial Officers, Chief Information Officers, Chief Operating Officers, Commissioners, Controllers, Directors, and Undersecretaries.


Exploring ideas to improve government effectiveness. We profile three recent Center reports with authors Dr. David Wyld on Cloud Computing in Government, Dr. Vicki Grant on Process Improvement in Social Service Delivery, and Prof. Sukumar Ganapati on the use of GIS in engaging citizens.


Each week, The Business of Government Hour interviews government executive who are changing the way government does business. The show airs four times a week on two radio stations in the DC Metro Area.  If you can't wait, though, we also put it online. You can also search our audio archives for your favorite interview.