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Government Security Initiatives with an Impact on the Transition

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009 - 16:40
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One of the aspects that makes the 2008-2009 transition sucha well thought out one is the groundwork laid by governmentactions taken to enhance national security. The Congress andthe president viewed a smooth transition a national securitynecessity and both branches took action on issues relatedto getting a new administration up and running as soon aspossible. The impetus for much of their preparatory workwas the events of September 11, 2001. The attacks on theUnited States that day had a substantial impact on the shape

Transition 2008-2009 Blog Index

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009 - 9:41
This is the final entry to the IBM Center’s Presidential Transition 2008-2009 blog.  Following is an index of highlights from the 275 entries over the past two and a half years we’ve been writing.

Performance Pay: Here to Stay?

Thursday, August 27th, 2009 - 11:56
Not unlike the recent public healthcare debates, the mention of performance-based pay generates much passion.  The continued rollout of the Defense Department's version of performance pay was put on hold at the beginning of the Obama Administration, pending a study.  That study is now out.  It is short and clear:  continue the pause, rethink some of the initial premises put in place in 2004, engage employees in re-designing the system, and be sure to invest in training managers.

Obama Appointees: Not Yet Halfway There

Monday, August 24th, 2009 - 12:07
"Seven months into his presidency, fewer than half of his top appointees are in place advancing his agenda," notes Peter Baker in a New York Times story, "Obama's Team Is Lacking Most of Its Top Players."

Transparency in Contracting

Friday, August 21st, 2009 - 16:41
Government Executive's Robert Brodsky says the Obama Administration plans to raise the bar on making more government contract information available in his article, "Administration Says It Is Committed to Posting Contracts Online."

Update: The White House Transition Project

Thursday, August 20th, 2009 - 10:07
I had lunch yesterday with Martha Kumar, who helps run the White House Transition Project,  and she encouraged a visit to their website to see their "Six Month Review" of the Obama Administration's transition.  You should visit also!

Efforts to Engage the Public

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009 - 14:03
The healthcare reform debates raging across the country in townhalls and on-line, all show that Americans do want to actively engage in their government.  Obama’s Open Government Directive, which is still under development, intends to expand public involvement.  But various agencies are already jumping in.

FY 2011 Budget: Obama Science Spending

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 - 17:17
Agencies got their budget marching instructions from the Office of Management and Budget back on June 11th, but the science agencies (NASA, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, etc.) have recently received additional guidance.

Recovery Act: Watching the Watchers

Monday, August 10th, 2009 - 16:44
The Recovery Act created a huge oversight mechanism and provided more than $350 million for audits and investigations to ensure the $787 billion in the Act would not be wasted.  For example, the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board released a checklist for how to look for waste, fraud and abuse in Recovery Act grants (e.g., “Was the award announced on FBO?

Retooling Democracy

Thursday, July 30th, 2009 - 13:28
Today's blog post is by a guest, Matt Leighninger, executive director of the Deliberative Democracy Consortium. Matt snapshots the state of play in the field of participatory democracy, an underpinning element of President Obama's soon-to-be released Open Government Directive.
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