Friday, May 21, 2010
The House Oversight and Reform Committee sent a bill to the House floor amending GPRA to require agencies to report on performance quarterly. Other provisions could lead to performance budgeting and activity based cost accounting -- all big changes in gov
Thursday, May 20, 2010
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.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
According to public administrators, some of the highest barriers to citizen participation are citizens themselves.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
The BP Oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has created interesting collaborations between government, citizens, media, and industry via various Web 2.0 tools. When will their efforts begin to converge?
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
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.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
The House Armed Services panel on Defense acquisition reform offered a series of recommendations in five areas in its March 2010 report. Will they make a difference?
Thursday, May 13, 2010
What connects the Public Online Information Act and the personal-information aggregation site Spokeo? They both take the ethic "Public=Online" seriously.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
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; curr
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Congress created a bipartisan panel last year to examine and come up with solutions for fixing the largest buying system – the Defense Department. As a former Defense official noted, it was the latest in 130 different contract reform commissions. Will thi
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Defense Secretary Robert Gates delivered a much-ballyhooed speech this past week about the urgent need to cut defense spending by at least $15 billion. It is worth reading! I had a different take than other media coverage, though. . .