Congress recently breathed life into the old Administrative Conference of the U.S., an obscure agency with a lot of impact in how agencies did their administrative work. The new chair, Paul Verkuil, has big plans for what it might do.
OMB released specific guidance to agencies on how they should prepare their budget submissions to OMB, which are due September 13. Here are some details the main stream media didn't cover (and probably for good reason!)
I’d like to be the first to say to Twitter’s new employee: welcome to the party, but don’t get comfortable. Here are five things I’d like to see Twitter do to make itself more useful to government, and more useful to citizens:
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!
Are there best practices in creating problem-solving networks? Passion and motivation of a sponsor and champion are important, but studies offer practical answers to common questions such as "what type of network is most appropriate?" and "what are the ta
A group of like-minded people from across a range of agencies met to discuss how they might create a collaborative problem-solving network around implementing their agencies' Open Government initiatives. They raised, but didn't resolve, a range of importa
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
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.