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Web 2.0: White House and Whitehall

Friday, February 27th, 2009 - 11:45
The appointment of the new Chief Technology Officer is eminent, and the OMB e-government and technology administrator, Vivek Kundra, is already busy at work.

Rethinking Government Contracting

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 - 12:21
George Mason University and the IBM Center released a report today by Allan Burman, “Six Practical Steps to Improve Contracting.”   

Fiscal Sustainability Project

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009 - 13:21
Yesterday President Obama hosted a “Fiscal Responsibility Summit” around five issues: Health Care, Social Security, Tax Reform, Procurement, and Budget Process.  The first three are largely policy; the last two focus on tw

RAT Board Chair Named

Monday, February 23rd, 2009 - 8:59
The Stimulus Bill is big on accountability and action on this front seems to be moving quickly, maybe even quicker than action on implementation of the bill itself!  

Avoiding a Parallel Government

Friday, February 20th, 2009 - 15:36
 The Stimulus Bill contains an enormous number of reporting requirements.

Missing White House Documents

Thursday, February 19th, 2009 - 18:10
A story on Politico by Josh Gerstein, “The White House’s Missing Documents,” notes that presidential directives, memos, proclamations, etc.

Appointee Gridlock

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009 - 14:44
The Washington Post’s Al Kamen notes in “Jobs, Jobs Everywhere, But . .

Stimulus Implementation: The Chokepoint

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009 - 8:55
President Obama signs the Stimulus Bill today.  Even though agencies have not known the details behind it, they’ve been madly scrambling for weeks to prepare for its implementation.  There are many deadlines and procedural elements that must be met.  

First 100 Days: Terry Sullivan

Friday, February 13th, 2009 - 12:27
Dr. Terry Sullivan, in his study, “Presidential Work During the First One Hundred Days,” analyzes the work schedules of Presidents Dwight Eisenhower through George H. W. Bush during their first 100 days in office.

From Here and There

Thursday, February 12th, 2009 - 18:17
Here’s an interesting insider’s account from the Presidential Transition policy team that dealt with Technology, Innovation, and Government Reform.  It’s by a former IBMer, Irving Wladawsky-Berger.  He provides some of the context behind the directive on