This edition of The Business of Government magazine underscores the importance of correlating short-term decision-making with long-range consequences. We highlight the latest trends and best practices for improving government effectiveness by introducing you to key government executives, detailing the work of public management practitioners, and offering insights from leading academics.
The Air Force is assigning 3D avatars to all new recruits. Agencies are creating a government-only 3D world for training and joint exercises. Government has joined Second Life. This is not your father's government!
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.
My DC Way is the first city app I'd pay for, though the company wants to give it away for free. It pulls around 20 public data sets and numerous commercial data sets to offer a single comprehensive guide to DC.
Will FedSpace, the cross-agency collaboration platform recently announced by GSA, turbo-charge the Obama Administration's "problem-solving networks?" There are lessons from other similar initiatives worth noting.
Learn about theory and practice of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to increase citizen participation. Topics: GIS data transparency, tapping citizen-volunteered geographic information, enhancing citizen participation in decision making with GIS; current GIS offerings in Washington, DC