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Reaching New Heights and Revealing the Unknown: Interview with Charlie Bolden, NASA Administrator
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 14:40
"Our vision essentially says we reach for new heights to reveal the unknown so that what we do and learn makes life better for humanity," notes, NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden. He joined me on The Business of Government Hour to explain this vision and more.

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Weekly Round-up: June 13, 2014
Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 22:14
Articles from across the Web that we found interesting, the week of June 09, 2014

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Harnessing Evidence and Evaluation: Insights from Kathy Stack, Advisor, Evidence-Based Innovation, OMB
Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 11:40
In a climate of fiscal austerity, it is far better to cut programs with minimal impact and improve existing programs, based on evidence from high-quality program evaluations. What is program evaluation? How can evidence and rigorous evaluation be best integrated into decision-making? Kathy Stack, Advisor for Evidence-Based Innovation, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) shares her insights on these topics and more.

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 A Pivotal Period for Afghanistan: Interview with Larry Sampler, assistant to the USAID Administrator for Afghanistan & Pakistan
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 11:55
In advance of the Afghan Presidential election run-off scheduled for June 14, Larry Sampler, assistant to the USAID Administrator for Afghanistan and Pakistan join me on The Business of Government to explore how USAID has sought to promote stability and order in Afghanistan and what is USAID's three-fold transition strategy. The following is an excerpt of our discussion on The Business of Government Hour.

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Transparency, Legitimacy, and Trust
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 08:57
Does greater transparency in government translate into greater citizen legitimacy and trust for government action? It depends, concludes a new study by a Swedish scholar.

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Social Media Metrics for Government: A New Manager's Handbook
Monday, June 9, 2014 - 22:09
"A Manager’s Guide to Assessing the Impact of Government Social Media Interactions" aims to help managers understand the tools that agencies are using to determine if their social media efforts are advancing their strategic goals.

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Weekly Round-up: June 06, 2014
Friday, June 6, 2014 - 08:15
Articles from across the Web that we found interesting, the week of June 02, 2014.

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Spotting Top Talent
Friday, May 30, 2014 - 14:40
A veteran corporate executive search recruiter says experience and competencies aren’t as important as “potential” when hiring or promoting people to the top job. How would this approach play when picking leaders to head government agencies?

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Weekly Round-up: May 30, 2014
Friday, May 30, 2014 - 05:56
Articles from across the Web that we found interesting, the week of May 26, 2014

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What Happens When Our Senior Scientists, Engineers, and Doctors Retire?
Friday, May 23, 2014 - 14:00
More than two-thirds of NASA employees are scientists and engineers, and NASA has one of the oldest workforces in the federal government – many of whom are nearing retirement. So what’s the plan for recruiting new scientific, engineering, and medical leadership talent?

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