The Blogging Revolution: Government in the Age of Web 2.0

Dr. Wyld examines the phenomenon of blogging in the context of the larger revolutionary forces at play in the development of the second-generation Internet, where interactivity among users is key. This is also referred to as "Web 2.0." Wyld observes that blogging is growing as a tool for promoting not only online engagement of citizens and public servants, but also offline engagement. He describes blogging activities by members of Congress, governors, city mayors, and police and fire departments in which they engage directly with the public.

RFID: The Right Frequency for Government

This report provides an overview of a major new technology now making great inroads in both the public and private sector - RFID technology. RFID stands for radio frequency identification. The report describes RFID technology and how it is being increasingly used. The report contains three cases of RFID application in supply chain management: (1) the Department of Defense, (2) the Food and Drug Administration and pharmaceutical industry, and (3) the Department of Agriculture's National Animal Identification System.

Government Garage Sales: Online Auctions as Tools for Asset Management

This report presents examples of how government agencies are succeeding at selling both everyday items and high-end goods via online auctions. It provides a comprehensive review of online auction sales by discussing the theory and practice of auctions. Five case studies of how online auctioning is now being employed are presented: eBay and the Public Sector; the Department of Defense and Liquidity Services, Inc.; Bid4Assets--Taking Tax Sales off the Courthouse Steps; Property Bureau--Transforming the Police Auction; and the Demolition of Three Rivers Stadium.

SeaPort: Charting a New Course for Professional Services Acquisition for America's Navy

The project presents a case study of the SeaPort operation, established by the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) as a faster, better, and cheaper way of procuring over half a billion dollars worth of professional support services necessary to support the Navy’s mission around the world.

The Auction Model: How the Public Sector Can Leverage the Power of E-Commerce through Dynamic Pricing

This report explores the vast potential that online auctions present for policy-makers and executives at all levels of government. The study focuses on how the auction model and dynamic pricing can reinvent the way in which government units execute purchasing, disposal of surplus, obsolete, or seized property, and internal allocation of resources. The report examines both the theoretical concepts that will drive government's involvement in online auctions, as well as practical application methods for implementing the auction model.


Merritt Professor of Management, Department of Management and Business Administration
Southeastern Louisiana University
P.O. Box 10350
Hammond, LA 70402-0350
United States
(985) 789-2127

David C. Wyld serves as the Merritt Professor of Strategic Management at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana. Over the past two decades, Dr. Wyld has written several research reports for the IBM Center for The Business of Government, highlighting emerging issues in technology and procurement. He is a frequent contributor to both respected academic journals and widely read trade and general interest publications, approaching almost a thousand published articles in all to date. Dr. Wyld takes pride in both pursuing his own primary research and assisting the research efforts of those around him. In the latter regard, he now takes an active role in mentoring students to their first publications and works with junior faculty in helping them publish their academic works. In fact, one of his career highlights is having recently authored an academic journal article with one of his two adult sons, who is himself now pursuing his doctorate and an academic career.

Over the span of his career, Dr. Wyld has established himself as one of the leading academic experts both on emerging applications of technology in the private and public sectors and on how organizations can best respond to changes in society, demographics, media, and the workplace. He also serves as the founding editor of three academic journals, the International Journal of Managing Information Technology, the International Journal of Managing Value and Supply Chains, and the International Journal of Managing Public Sector Information and Communication Technologies. He continues to be an active strategic management consultant, a qualified expert witness, and an invited speaker on a wide variety of topics to trade, corporate, governmental, and academic audiences. He has made appearances on management and technology issues on The Discovery Channel, ESPN Radio, Federal News Radio, and other media outlets.

Dr. Wyld has earned Southeastern’s President’s Award for both Excellence in Teaching and Research, making him one of a select group of faculty who have been awarded campus-wide recognition for more than one aspect of the professorial role. He earned his doctorate from the University of Memphis in 1993.