Monday, February 15, 2010
The Recovery Transparency and Accountability Board posted its second set of updates onto its Recovery.Gov website last week. The new data covered Recovery Act spending in the last quarter of 2009 (October – December). There were some public reports...
Friday, February 12, 2010
Do you have “guerilla employees” in your organization who work around (or against) their leadership? How do you deal with them? This is the focus of a provocative article in the current issue of the Public Administration Review by Maxwell School professo
Thursday, February 11, 2010
“Where is Obama’s big-bang reform of government?” laments an insightful article by University of Maryland public administration dean, Donald Kettl, in a forum on President Obama’s management initiatives in the current issue of The Public Manager. He...
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Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Two dozen federal agencies are running on-line dialogues between now and March 19th to gather insights on what citizens would like to seen them include in their OMB-required Open Government Plans. These first-ever open dialogues are an important symbolic
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
With little fanfare, the While House announced that 29 agencies launched their Open Government weblinks on schedule (per an OMB directive), on Saturday, February 6th. Virtually all of them also invited citizens to participate in a dialogue on how they..
Friday, February 5, 2010
We are introducing a Special Edition of The Business of Government Hour -- Leaders Speak -- focusing on human service delivery: the challenges being faced and innovations being forged in our local communities. Today state and local governments are...
Friday, February 5, 2010
What does it mean to be a citizen in a Gov 2.0 world? President Obama’s FY 2011 budget is being dissected for its shift in the size and scope of government. But several initiatives in the budget, and things happening at the state and local levels, point
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Most of the news media focused on the size of the budget and which agencies gained or lost. However, the budget also included an overview of the Obama Administration’s management initiatives, as well. The overall emphasis of these initiatives is on...
Monday, February 1, 2010
A Profile of Dr. Carolyn M. Clancy, Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Healthcare remains one of the most pressing issues of today, with a system mired in ever-increasing costs, inconsistent..
Monday, January 25, 2010
The latest issue of FastCompany magazine has a terrific piece by Chip and Dan Heath, “Find a Bright Spot and Clone It.” While it uses private sector examples, their insights apply equally to government. “Our focus, in times of change, goes instinctively.

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