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Dennis McDonald liked Nick Halliday's blog post 'Does Digital Engagement Really Exist?'
Jun 12
Dennis McDonald commented on Nick Halliday's blog post 'Does Digital Engagement Really Exist?'
"Excellent points. Too much of the so-called "social engagement" in the corporate world really involves building platforms for message distribution given that real engagement and two way communication take so much staff time. I hate to see…"
Jun 12
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Data Transparency Needs Data Strategy!

 One of the best things I've read recently is Grant Vergottini’s Imagining Government Data in the 21st Century where he lists and then explains seven characteristics of “data transparency”:The data must be available.The data must be…See More
Jun 12
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Data Transparency Needs Data Strategy!

 One of the best things I've read recently is Grant Vergottini’s Imagining Government Data in the 21st Century where he lists and then explains seven characteristics of “data transparency”:The data must be available.The data must be…See More
Jun 12
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How Should DATA Act Implementation Impact Federal Project Management Practices?

IntroductionThe recent passage of the DATA Act (Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014) got me thinking about the data management work that will have to be initiated to support its implementation. Since both…See More
Jun 5
Dennis McDonald liked Jaime Gracia's discussion RFP-EZ: Innovation or Redundancy?
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Profile Information

Current Title:
As an independent management consultant I help plan, manage, and assess the use of new information technology applications. I’m also interested in professional applications of enterprise collaboration, social media, content management, and social networking tools.
Current Agency or Organization
Recent consulting clients include U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Federal Acquisition and Innovation Research (FAIR) Institute, and National Academy of Engineering.
What Best Describes Your Role?
Technology
Educational Background (Degree, School):
MLS and Ph.D., Library & Information Science; BA Psychology.
Profile Links - Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook
http://www.ddmcd.com
Topics I Care About
Acquisition, Communications, Gov 2.0, IT (Cloud Open Source), Project / Program Mgmt, Telework
My favorite public servant is:
Mr. Obama

Dennis McDonald's Blog

Data Transparency Needs Data Strategy!

Posted on June 12, 2014 at 8:19am 0 Comments

 

One of the best things I've read recently is Grant Vergottini’s Imagining Government…

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How Should DATA Act Implementation Impact Federal Project Management Practices?

Posted on June 5, 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments

Introduction

The recent passage of the DATA Act (Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014)…

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Can Meat-and-Potatoes “Big Data” Help Detroit?

Posted on December 4, 2013 at 8:16am 0 Comments

In "Can Meat-and-Potatoes “Big Data” Help Detroit?" (http://www.ddmcd.com/detroit.html) I provide…

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AGA’s Citizen Centric Reporting and Government Transparency

Posted on October 23, 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

I found out about the Association of Government Accountants' "Citizen Centric Reporting" initiative through the Government Performance Coalition in DC. Evie Barry of AGA runs the Initiative and put together a webinar recently where representatives of Scottsdale AZ and Suffolk VA talked about their experience in developing plain-language reports describing strategic objectives, performance, costs, and next steps.

While Federal level agencies have used the AGA model (e.g., NSF, Patent…

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Sequestration Impacts on Federal Project Management

Posted on September 20, 2013 at 10:00am 0 Comments

I've been researching how the US Federal budget sequester continues to impact Federal programs and

projects (1). In interviews with Federal contractors I've heard repeatedly how sequester-driven budget

reductions continue a trend to forcing quality levels and rates downward. These impacts are in addition to

outright cancellations and delays in Federal project work. Especially worrisome for contractors are Government pressures to reduce rates for experienced staff and the…

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At 2:43pm on September 15, 2011, GovLoop said…
Hey Dennis - doing a pretty cool event next week that seems right up your alley. It's a cool tool Bloomberg Government created to make your life easier. Only a couple seats left - RSVP today!
At 2:33pm on March 4, 2009, Chris Hoffman said…
Dennis:

Welcome to Gov Consultants 2.0! Look forward to seeing your perspective on our discussions.

Cheers,
Chris
At 5:42pm on September 24, 2008, GovLoop said…
Thanks for joining Dennis. Please introduce yourself, join the conversation , invite your colleagues , and let me know if you have any ideas on making GovLoop even better.
 
 
 

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