Lessons Learned: Share and Share Alike

Monday, October 4th, 2010 - 5:45
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 17:04
One of the reasons we got into the business of reporting about states and localities was a sense that there was insufficient sharing of good information among and between them. So, we were particularly pleased to hear  from Wendy Korthuis-Smith, who spearheads the state’s Recovery Act work, about a recurring Thursday event on her calendar marked “State economic recovery coordinators weekly update."  

Regulatory Partnerships: Good or Bad? (Part 2)

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010 - 12:47
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 12:42
For example, Vice President Gore’s reinvention lead, Bob Stone, noted in 1998 that: “In Kansas City, the OSHA team offered training and a voluntary self-inspection to meatpacking companies with high injury rates. Working in partnership with OSHA, these companies reduced lost workdays by 15 percent. Even better, in response to their training, the employees identified and corrected 840 workplace hazards – far more than [OSHA] inspectors ever could.”

Regulatory Partnerships: Good or Bad? (Part 1)

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010 - 13:55
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 13:53
Three recent IBM Center reports present a different perspective, showing the value of regulatory partnerships.  These reports offer lessons learned on how to create and effectively maintain regulatory partnerships so they don’t result in the failures highlighted in a penetrating Washington Post article “

The Promise of Collaborative Voluntary Partnerships: Lessons from the Federal Aviation Administration

Friday, September 24th, 2010 - 14:21
Based on his extensive research on the three programs, Mills concludes that although the programs can be improved, they are making a worthwhile contribution to airline safety. Mills argues that collaborative voluntary partnerships should be viewed as a complement to agency regulatory activities rather than as a replacement for the traditional command-and-control approach to regulation.

Strategies Promoting Collaboration on the Front Line

Monday, August 30th, 2010 - 13:29
Monday, August 30, 2010 - 13:22
A new IBM Center report, Strategies for Supporting Front Line Collaboration: Lessons from Stewardship Contracting, by the University of Oregon’s Cassandra Moseley, describes how the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S.

Strategies for Supporting Frontline Collaboration: Lessons from Stewardship Contracting

Monday, August 30th, 2010 - 10:37
Dr. Moseley shows how via a series of case studies examining the experiences of the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S.

Interagency Collaboration Practices

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 - 9:41
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 09:34
One of the better Open Gov plans for collaboration is the one by the Department of Agriculture.  It sets out four goals: (1) create an environment that fosters partnerships in program and service delivery; (2) seek out innovative ideas; (3) create incentives to collaborate; and (4) use technology to supp

Delivering over one billion gallons of quality drinking water daily to over 8 million NYC residents

Thursday, August 12th, 2010 - 17:35
Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 16:28
How does NYC DEP protect the environmental health, welfare and natural resources of the City and its residents? What does it take to deliver over one billion gallons of quality drinking water daily to over 8 million residents? How is NYC greening its operations and making them more sustainable? What steps are being taken to maintain NYC's water system for the next hundred years?  

GAO: Challenges of Using Web 2.0 in Government

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 - 17:22
Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 17:17
In its testimony, GAO found that 22 of the 24 major federal agencies have a presence on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. “However, agency use of these technologies also may present risks associated with properly managing and protecting government records and sensitive information, including personally identifiable information.”  Key challenges include:   Privacy and Security Challenges Determining how the Privacy Act of 1974 applies

Getting "Change" Right

Monday, July 19th, 2010 - 16:25
Monday, July 19, 2010 - 16:21
The seminar – like his book -- was a very practical description of real-life experiences in leading organizational change. A self-described former street performer, Kahan engaged his audience in ways to create rapid, widespread engagement in their organizations. He offered both a framework for understanding how to do this, as well as a series of specific actions, based on his personal experiences in helping foster large scale changes in the World Bank and other organizations.