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What Do We Know About Inter-Organizational Networks?

As Millennials join the workforce, they are bringing their propensity for social networking into the workplace. As a result, network-centered approaches to doing work will likely become more prevalent. Government and non-profits have already been pioneering the use of collaborative networks over the past two decades to solve complex societal challenges such as clean waterways,… Read more »

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… Read more »

The Anatomy of a “Sniper” Hack

In war, there is quite a difference between the crude methods of indiscriminate destruction of weapons of mass destruction and a well trained sniper on a well-funded, precisely planned mission. WMDs leave mess everywhere, make it clear to everyone something big happened and are more about fear than accomplishing specific goals. In cyber war, the… Read more »

Alexander Kott: Army Research Lab to Work With Academia on Cyber Problems

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory has formed an alliance with the private and academic sectors with the goal of preventing cyber attacks on military computer networks. The Cybersecurity Collaborative Research Alliance will work to study the human elements of cybersecurity and develop methods to assess and detect risks to the Army’s infrastructure, ARL said Thursday…. Read more »

Commerce Wants Cloud-Based CRM

The Commerce Department wants its agencies to have a cloud-based system that would work to keep online information updated for citizens, Nextgov reported Monday. Joseph Marks writes the department intends to replace current software in its offices to comply with government mandates for federal departments to utilize new tools for storing and sharing data. Marks… Read more »

What’s the Recipe for Good (Collaborative) Relationships?

Is there a recipe for successful cross-agency relationships that are enduring? Or is each initiative so dependent on context and personalities that there is no way to offer general principles of success? With Valentine’s Day approaching, there are all sorts of advice columns about improving relationships. Well, A new IBM Center report by Dr. Jane… Read more »

Creating Dual Operating Systems

Harvard business sage John Kotter writes “We can’t keep up with the pace of change, let alone get ahead of it.” He says the historical success of hierarchical structures “can’t handle the challenges of mounting complexity and rapid change.” Large companies (and governments) cannot ignore the daily demands of running large enterprises that depend on… Read more »

Federal Government Reform Resources: Anticipatory Governance Report

What happens beyond the Fiscal Cliff? A blue-ribbon cast of distinguished former federal leaders – largely from the national security community – have endorsed a three-part blueprint for governing in the 21st century. Former Vice Presidential National Security Advisor Leon Fuerth, working with Evan Faber, has released a white paper that has been a decade… Read more »

Making telework work at PTO and why the transition to Networx’s has been a BIG challenge

On today’s program Telework — many organizations talk about it. One has done it — and in a big way. It’s the Patent and Trademark Office. And an amazing statistic for you — more than 8,000 people at PTO are eligible to telework. Of those, more than 80 percent of them actually do it. We’re… Read more »