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An Open Government Implementation Model: Moving to Increased Public Engagement

Monday, January 24th, 2011 - 11:45
The release of this report comes on the heels of the first anniversary of the Open Government Directive issued in December 2009. This Directive required all executive departments and agencies to take the following steps toward the goal of creating a more open government:

Inducement Prizes, Contests, and Challenge Awards

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011 - 10:41
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - 09:36
Why?  Because prizes are effective.  Under the right circumstances, they can be more effective than traditional investments in research and development. Lowery says: “After falling out of favor for decades, such high-publicity, fat-reward contest came into vogue again in the aughts in the wake of the 1996 Ansari X Prize for advances in commercial spaceflight” which Burt Rutan’s SpaceShipOne won in 2004.

Expert Net: Trolling for New Ideas

Thursday, December 30th, 2010 - 17:10
Thursday, December 30, 2010 - 16:06
Earlier this month, the White House announced that it is seeking public input on “a design concept for a government-wide software tool and process to elicit expert public participation.”  The announcement says that the government is looking to expand its traditional approaches of getting citizen input – announcements in the Federal Register and the use of Advisory Committees –

Strategies for Supporting Frontline Collaboration: Lessons from Stewardship Contracting

Monday, November 22nd, 2010 - 15:23
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The Obama administration’s Open Government initiative places a strong emphasis on increasing collaboration— among agencies as well as with citizens and other stakeholders— to achieve more effective program and mission results. Agencies have developed their required Open Government Plans, but many of these plans lack details on how to successfully conduct collaborative efforts, especially on the front lines of government.

Is Open Gov 1950 Stymieing Open Gov 2010?

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 - 13:23
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 13:08
The Federal Records Act of 1950 creates a framework to manage agency records.  It puts the National Archives and Records Administration in charge of oversight of the system and NARA determines the historical value of federal records and operates Federal Records Centers around the country.

How Federal Agencies Can Effectively Manage Records Created Using New Social Media Tools

Thursday, October 28th, 2010 - 12:29
To date, federal agencies have largely been on their own in terms of how to manage records created via social media tools.  This historically decentralized approach has resulted in some agencies banning the use of social media while other agencies have rapidly adopted their use but ignored the potential records management implications.  The National Archives and Records Administration released a bulletin on managing social media records at the same time this report was released.  It offered some “guidance to Federal agencies, who must then determine the most appropriate ways

Finally, a Name!

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010 - 14:59
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 14:52
The six initiatives were announced back in July with little fanfare, but today’s memo provides high level visibility and press that “review our approach to performance management, detail our strategies and key initiatives, and describe the early progress we have achieved.” 

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.

Re-Thinking Performance Metrics in Federal Agencies

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 - 11:07
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 11:02
In a Federal News Radio conversation with reporter Francis Rose and two other guests – Robert Shea, a former OMB executive, and Jon Desenberg, with the Performance Institute – we talked about the Obama Administration’s performance initiatives to date, and the potential implications for agency efforts to measure performance.

Federal Agency Social Media Hubs

Monday, August 2nd, 2010 - 11:58
Monday, August 2, 2010 - 11:48
The one that caught my attention was the new Social Media Hub created by Defense to help provide internal-to-Defense education, policy, and the ability for groups in Defense to "register" their social media initiatives in a central location. 
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