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Friday, June 11, 2010
Congress recently breathed life into the old Administrative Conference of the U.S., an obscure agency with a lot of impact in how agencies did their administrative work. The new chair, Paul Verkuil, has big plans for what it might do.
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Thursday, June 10, 2010
OMB has directed agencies to identify low priority programs. How might agencies go about identifying them? Use Open Gov and ask their customers!
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
OMB released specific guidance to agencies on how they should prepare their budget submissions to OMB, which are due September 13. Here are some details the main stream media didn't cover (and probably for good reason!)
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
I’d like to be the first to say to Twitter’s new employee: welcome to the party, but don’t get comfortable. Here are five things I’d like to see Twitter do to make itself more useful to government, and more useful to citizens:
Monday, June 7, 2010
Transparency starts at home (or at least in the House): comprehensive, thoughtful regulation is essential to the success of Gov 2.0.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
The Air Force is assigning 3D avatars to all new recruits. Agencies are creating a government-only 3D world for training and joint exercises. Government has joined Second Life. This is not your father's government!
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Are there best practices in creating problem-solving networks? Passion and motivation of a sponsor and champion are important, but studies offer practical answers to common questions such as "what type of network is most appropriate?" and "what are the ta
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
A group of like-minded people from across a range of agencies met to discuss how they might create a collaborative problem-solving network around implementing their agencies' Open Government initiatives. They raised, but didn't resolve, a range of importa
Friday, May 21, 2010
The House Oversight and Reform Committee sent a bill to the House floor amending GPRA to require agencies to report on performance quarterly. Other provisions could lead to performance budgeting and activity based cost accounting -- all big changes in gov
Thursday, May 20, 2010
My DC Way is the first city app I'd pay for, though the company wants to give it away for free. It pulls around 20 public data sets and numerous commercial data sets to offer a single comprehensive guide to DC.

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Center Blog Series

The Center maintains several blog series written by our Fellows and those in academia and the nonprofit world.  Our blog series include:

Agile Government, Why Now by Angela Evans

Improving Outcomes in Government through Data and Intelligent Automation by The IBM Center for The Business of Government and the Partnership for Public Service

Distance Work in the Time of COVID by John Kamensky

Community Resilience and Reshaping Government during COVID by Donald F. Kettl

Managing Risk in the Public Sector by Dan Chenok and Michael J. Keegan

Business of Government Stories (the people behind the management evolution) by Dan Chenok, John Kamensky, and guest authors

State and Local Government Best Practices by Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene

Government Performance Management - a video series by Praja Trivedi

Cross-Agency Priority Goals by John Kamensky

Behavioral Science Best Practices by John Kamensky