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What should be the abbreviation for the new GPRA law?

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To Trust - or Not

“Trust but verify” was President Ronald Reagan’s mantra during the Cold War.  But today, “trust” is a key element to creating effective cross-agency networks to get things done. But what, exactly, is “trust,” and how do you know what to look for? Increasingly, addressing public management challenges requires the use of collaborative networks across a range of agencies and non-governmental organizations. For example, the Obama Administration has designated a series of projects as “…See More
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New: Progress Reports on Agency Priority Goals

OMB releases first quarterly progress reports for the 2014-2015 round of agency priority goals.The Obama Administration in 2009 directed agencies to identify a small handful of priorities that they would commit to achieving in a two-year timeframe.  This initiative was embedded into the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010.  Agencies are required to identify priority goals and…See More
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New: Progress Reports on Agency Priority Goals

OMB releases first quarterly progress reports for the 2014-2015 round of agency priority goals.The Obama Administration in 2009 directed agencies to identify a small handful of priorities that they would commit to achieving in a two-year timeframe.  This initiative was embedded into the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010.  Agencies are required to identify priority goals and…See More
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Mark Hammer commented on John Kamensky's blog post 'Does Transparency Lead to Legitimacy and Trust?'
"There IS "process", which Peter correctly identifies as being dull as dishwater, and more tasteless than anything John Waters could ever imagine.  But I think what many citizens and other stakeholders want from…"
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Peter Sperry commented on John Kamensky's blog post 'Does Transparency Lead to Legitimacy and Trust?'
"Old saying on Capital Hill -- Anyone who likes law or sausage should not watch either being made. Legislatures are orders of magnitude more transparent than they were before television. They are also orders of magnitude less respected. The average…"
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** Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin, 1977, MPA
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To Trust - or Not

Posted on July 18, 2014 at 1:57pm 0 Comments

“Trust but verify” was President Ronald Reagan’s mantra during the Cold War.  But today, “trust” is a key element to creating effective cross-agency networks to get things done. But what, exactly, is “trust,” and how do you know what to look for?

 

Increasingly, addressing public management challenges requires the use of collaborative networks across a…

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New: Progress Reports on Agency Priority Goals

Posted on July 7, 2014 at 10:23am 0 Comments

OMB releases first quarterly progress reports for the 2014-2015 round of agency priority goals.

The Obama Administration in 2009 directed agencies to identify a small handful of priorities that they would commit to achieving in a two-year timeframe.  This initiative was embedded into the…

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Are We There Yet? Progress on CAP Goals

Posted on July 2, 2014 at 3:04pm 0 Comments

“Today the Administration is releasing detailed action plans for the fifteen CAP goals,” announced Office of Management and Budget deputy director for management, Beth Cobert, in a blog post in late June.

These four-year goals were first announced with the release of the FY 2015 budget back in March. Cobert’s…

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Innovation Is a Team Sport

Posted on June 18, 2014 at 3:26pm 5 Comments

What is the secret sauce for creating an innovation culture in your agency?

 

Successful inventions often spring from the minds of individual inventors – we often think of Thomas Edison at the classic inventor. But successful innovation is a team sport, according to a new Harvard Business Review…

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Does Transparency Lead to Legitimacy and Trust?

Posted on June 10, 2014 at 9:07am 6 Comments

Does greater transparency in government translate into greater citizen legitimacy and trust for government action?  It depends, concludes a new study by a Swedish scholar.

 

The Open Government movement has captured the imagination of many around the world as a way of increasing transparency, participation, and…

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At 6:34pm on November 26, 2012, Gary Vetter said…

Hi John...In August 2011, you wrote an article about Using Dashboards in Government that featured itdashboard.gov.  I see that site is no longer being updated, and all of its content has been "archived." Do you know what the future of itdashboard.gov is?  Was the initiative terminated? 

At 12:05am on February 16, 2009, Barry Everett said…
I posted your article "From Here to There" as a discussion in the Enabling Collaboration group. I hope you don't mind, it seems a way to thread the needle to sew this cloth into a suitable garment. See "Some Background on the Directive".
At 10:11am on December 8, 2008, Robert Smudde said…
Hi John, from what I've heard, HR 404 will be reintroduced in the next congress with all of the changes made during it's first run. I've been told it's watered down a bit now, but better than nothing. A number of customer service leaders are worried about the burden it might create... definitely worth keeping an eye on it. I support agencies as my full-time job, so I'm hoping to keep the Customer Service Group current and busy. Thanks for joining. Your input will always be valued.
At 2:48pm on December 6, 2008, Robert Smudde said…
Hi John, I work for the federal government's USA Services E-Government Initiative doing research and managing a couple federal government groups related to improving customer service. I just started a GovLoop group to help network those of us with an interest in that area. http://www.govloop.com/group/governmentcustomerservice. I hope you'll take a look. Collaboration is increasingly coming up in my conversations about citizens' relationships with government. I'd love to have your input into what I'm doing sometime. Have a great day!
 
 
 

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