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Insights from Dr. Phyllis Schneck, Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications, National Protection and Programs Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
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This article is adapted from Susan Hannam and Bonni Yordi, “Engaging a Multi-Generational Workforce: Practical Advice for Government Managers” (Washington, DC: IBM Center for The Business of Government, 2011).
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This article is adapted from Patricia C. Franks, “How Federal Agencies Can Effectively Manage Records Created Using New Social Media Tools” (Washington, DC: IBM Center for The Business of Government, 2010).
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Over the last 13 years, we published more than 300 research reports and interviewed some 300 senior government executives. It is from this rich library that we’ve identified several broad societal trends that we believe are changing what it takes to be a successful leader at all levels of government.
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Three suggestions that would improve @WhiteHouse - or any other communications-intensive organization: Use more hashtags, respond to followers, allow guest/ghost tweeters.
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Articles from across the Web we found interesting, the week of May 30, 2011
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Public leaders face the challenge of finding ways to bridge silos in their organizations. In this report, Dr. Mergel examines one tool that can help them do this—Wikis. Many of us are familiar with Wikipedia, which relies on thousands of active contributors who share their knowledge freely on a dazzling breadth of topics, with an accuracy rate rivaling that of traditional encyclopedias.
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While all federal agencies have developed “open government plans,” many managers find themselves unfamiliar with what tactics and tools work best, under different scenarios.
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For over a decade, the Federal Government has increasingly moved its activities online. This movement has been facilitated by the acceptance of electronic processes to identify people online. A recent Presidential action to sign a law through automated means illustrates just how far we've come, even as there is still more work to do.
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Articles we found interesting from across the Web, the week of May 22, 2011.
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