Thursday, May 13, 2010
What connects the Public Online Information Act and the personal-information aggregation site Spokeo? They both take the ethic "Public=Online" seriously.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Learn about theory and practice of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to increase citizen participation. Topics: GIS data transparency, tapping citizen-volunteered geographic information, enhancing citizen participation in decision making with GIS; curr
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Congress created a bipartisan panel last year to examine and come up with solutions for fixing the largest buying system – the Defense Department. As a former Defense official noted, it was the latest in 130 different contract reform commissions. Will thi
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Defense Secretary Robert Gates delivered a much-ballyhooed speech this past week about the urgent need to cut defense spending by at least $15 billion. It is worth reading! I had a different take than other media coverage, though. . .
Sunday, May 9, 2010
This initial column on Governing in the Digital Landscape defines Gov 2.0 as "activities that regulate and utilize the digital landscape," and explains why it is essential that as many citizens as possible involve themselves in the process.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Was it a parade of stars or a suicide mission?
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Wednesday, May 5, 2010
HUD's Open Government Plan is framed around the department's strategic goals. Its leaders decided to make President Obama's hallmark initiative a way of getting business done and not just another compliance exercise.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Some things can move fast in bureaucracies! President Obama signed Executive Order 13522, “Creating Labor-Management Forums to Improve Delivery of Government Services,” in early December to resurrect the labor-management partnerships from the Clinton era.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Just in time for the national Public Service Recognition Week, Saturday Night Live aired a biting satire: “The 2010 Public Employee of the Year Award.” In the skit, several finalists for the award strut their stuff. For example, a fictitious Markeesha..
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Tuesday, April 27, 2010
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 scorecar

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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:

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