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What Is the Public's Role in Government?
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 17:47
The Clinton Administration promoted customer service. The Bush Administration expressed sympathy for taxpayers. The...
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This report describes an important trend in local government—an increased focus on energy efficiency and sustainability.
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“The last principle of open government is innovation. It’s about not standing still, but thinking of new ways to direct activities and processes so that the government can be as innovative as possible and open to new ideas and new ways of conducting the business of government.”
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Acquisition Directions writes article on our newest report, "An Open Government Implementation Model: Moving to Increased Public Engagement."
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"We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in government." President Obama
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Professors Lee and Kwak present a road map — the Open Government Implementation Model — that agencies can follow in moving toward accomplishing the objectives of the Directive.
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She is the first Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) career employee to serve as Chairman and Member.
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Inducement prizes – as opposed to “recognition” prizes such as the Nobel or Pulitzer prizes – are a growing element of how government is trying to spur innovation in solving tough problems both inside and outside the government, notes Annie Lowrey in a recent Washington Post article.
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Conversation with Authors Series profiles three recent center reports with authors Dr. David Wyld on Cloud Computing in Government, Dr. Vicki Grant on Process Improvement in Social Service Delivery, and Prof. Sukumar Ganapati on the use of GIS in engaging citizens.
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This time of year, you can’t avoid the phenomena of list-making. There is a top ten list of good or bad, best and worst, “in” or “out” for everything. While you’re busy making your own lists for 2010, resolutions for 2011, and back up plans for your resolutions, I wanted to share my list of top “must reads” that address the debt and improving Federal mission performance.
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The White House is trying to design a new tool to “crowdsource” from the public new ideas and get feedback on . . . If you have ideas on what such a tool might look like, you have until January 7th to speak up!
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