Congress Hits "Refresh" Button on Results Act

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 - 15:01
Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 14:56
Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) summarized the need for a refresh when he introduced his bill with bipartisan support:  "Producing information does not by itself improve performance and experts from both sides of the aisle agree that the solutions developed in 1993 have not worked.”

The "ARRA Displacement" Phenomenon

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010 - 7:59
Monday, September 27, 2010 - 16:20
Remember high school science? Remember Archimedes? As the story goes, about 2,250 years ago, he noticed that the water in his bath rose higher in the tub when he submerged his body. We're pretty sure he wasn't the first to notice this (otherwise those ancient Greeks spent a heck of a lot of time mopping up water from the floor). But Archimedes took the observation a step further, and started talking about "displacement," and its value for measuring an object's volume.

Low-Income Housing: Tackling the Job Count

Monday, September 27th, 2010 - 6:47
Friday, September 24, 2010 - 13:09

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

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

Telling the Story

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 - 5:54
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 17:50
Reporting requirements for the Recovery Act have been ballyhooed as setting new standards for government transparency. About a year ago, Vice President Joseph Biden introduced a now familiar feature: interactive maps which show the way stimulus dollars move to states, grantees, contractors, etc. The vice president proclaimed, "Unprecedented transparency has been one of the hallmarks of our implementation of the Recovery Act.

John M. Kamensky

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 - 12:46
Mr. Kamensky is a Senior Fellow with the IBM Center for The Business of Government and an Associate Partner with IBM's Global Business Services. During 24 years of public service, he had a significant role in helping pioneer the federal government's performance and results orientation. Mr. Kamensky is passionate about helping transform government to be more results-oriented, performance-based, customer-driven, and collaborative in nature.

Fiscal Summit and America's Fiscal Challenges

Sunday, May 9th, 2010 - 17:13
Thursday, May 6, 2010 - 17:09
Was it a parade of stars or a suicide mission?  Last week I attended a one-day wonk fest on the country’s long term fiscal outlook, the “2010 Fiscal Summit.”  It offered a rainy forecast, with possible thundershowers and occasional tornados.  It was organized by the Peter G.

"The sheer depth of the crisis. . . ." Q&A with Paul Posner

Sunday, May 9th, 2010 - 17:07
Thursday, May 6, 2010 - 17:05
Unlike all-too-many observers, Paul Posner hasn’t been looking at the stimulus act in isolation, but in a broader historical framework that we think is illuminating.

Why weatherization dollars have been delayed

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 - 7:00
Two recent reports, one from the GAO and one from the Department of Energy's Inspector General, both address the delays states have had in using stimulus dollars to get their homes weatherized due to a va