The Business of Government Blog

 

Blog Entries

A Guide to Collaborative Competencies
Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 09:41
Effective governance is increasingly dependent on the use of cross-agency collaborative networks. Do you know if you are any good at running a collaborative network?

This entry has

1,487 recommendations
 
 
Social Media in Times of Emergency
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 09:56
How is social media being used by government agencies to prepare for, respond to, and recover from a disaster?

This entry has

1,133 recommendations
 
 
Innovation in Improving the Delivery of Services to Citizens
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 12:58
A new report, "Partnership Fund for Program Integrity Innovation: Expanding Ways to Provide Cost-Effective Services," provides insight into a program through which Federal agencies work with States and cities on improving performance and reducing cost in programs that serve citizens.

This entry has

1,154 recommendations
 
 
Web-Enabled Coordination
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 11:04
How can organizations reach beyond their traditional smokestacks and silos? Coordination mechanisms have existed for years, notes Naval Postgraduate School author Nancy Roberts, but they haven’t been used. But the availability of new web-based tools and the pressures from cost cuts, the war on terror, and emergency management may have created a new environment for action.

This entry has

2,063 recommendations
 
 
Monday, September 12, 2011 - 13:08
Former head of the OMB's Information Policy and Technology discusses three ways his office was affected by and responded to September 11, 2001.

This entry has

1,364 recommendations
 
 
Weekly Round-up - September 08, 2011
Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 22:49
Articles from across the Web that we found interesting, the week of September 05, 2011

This entry has

1,300 recommendations
 
 
Recovering from the Recovery Act?
Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 11:19
States and localities were the front line for implementation of more than $275 billion in spending via more than 65 programs. They also faced pressures to spend, spend quickly, spend wisely – and report what they did in almost real-time. A new IBM Center report examines what happened in several cities in Virginia.

This entry has

1,751 recommendations
 
 
Weekly Round-up - September 02, 2011
Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 22:13
Articles from across the Web that we found interesting, the week of August 29, 2011

This entry has

1,393 recommendations
 
 
OMB’s Recent CIO Memorandum: Clarifying and Reinforcing CIO Primary Responsibilities
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 07:56
A new memorandum details four areas for which all Federal Chief Information Officers (CIOs) have authority and “a lead role”: Governance, Commodity IT, Program Management, and Information Security.

This entry has

1,877 recommendations
 
 
Getting People to Solve Problems Without You
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 11:18
As organizations become more complicated, success can often be tied to the degree to which an organization is responsive to customers. This generally happens on the front line. So empowering front line managers to solve problems without going up through the chain of command is an important leadership strategy.

This entry has

1,730 recommendations
 
 
­