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Welcome back! This newsletter features three new reports, "Rulemaking 2.0: Understanding and Getting Better Public Participation" by Cynthia Farina and Mary Newhart, "Using Crowdsourcing In Government" by Daren C. Brabham, and "A Guide for Agency Leaders on Federal Acquisition" by Trevor L. Brown. Farina and Newhart offer advice on how government organizations can increase both the quantity and quality of public participation. Brabham provides a strategic view of crowdsourcing and sets forth ten emerging best practices for implementing a crowdsourcing initiative. Brown answers eight key questions that government executives should know about the procurement process.
Authors: Cynthia Farina and Mary Newhart
This report provides important insights in how governments can improve the rulemaking process by taking full advantage of Rulemaking 2.0 technology. It offers advice on how government organizations can increase both the quantity and quality of public participation from specific groups of citizens, including missing stakeholders, unaffiliated experts, and the general public. The report describes three barriers and strategies to overcome them.
Author: Daren C. Brabham
There is growing interest in "engaging the crowd" to identify or develop innovative solutions to public problems. This trend has been inspired by similar efforts in the commercial world to design innovative consumer products or solve complex scientific problems Dr. Brabham focuses on the strategic design process rather than on the specific technical tools that can be used for crowdsourcing. He sets forth ten emerging best practices for implementing a crowdsourcing initiative.
Author: Trevor L Brown
This report will assist government executives in understanding one of the most complex bureaucratic processes in government: the federal procurement system. Understanding this system is one of the key ingredients to a successful tenure in government. Improved management of the federal acquisition process is crucial in this era of tight budgets. This report answers eight key questions that government executives should know about the procurement process. Professor Brown also discusses the three acquisition challenges that government executives now face. For each of these areas, Professor Brown sets forth strategies for overcoming the challenge.
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