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Federal Spending Info: How Good a Model is the Recovery Act?

Monday, August 29th, 2011 - 10:09
One giant step appears to be in the developmental stages right now.

Using Czars to Govern

Friday, September 11th, 2009 - 17:13
The media, and some members of Congress, continue to focus on President Obama’s use of “czars.”  An article today by the Wall Street Journal’s Neil King examines how this dust-up highlights the ongoing challenge of how government is increasingly facing problems that reach across traditional agency and program boundaries.  These problems include food safety, climate change, and the Recovery Act.  There is no accepted institutional mechanism to manage these problems and President Obama is using a pragmatic approach –

Anticipatory Governance

Monday, May 4th, 2009 - 11:28
I was on a panel last week at the annual Washington forum of the American Association for the Advancement of Science on the topic “Anticipatory Governance of Emerging Technologies.”  I was probably the only one in the room without a PhD and without a science background.  I was the designated “outsider” and felt a bit intimidated but was fascinated by the topic.