On today’s program for Thursday April 26, 2012
- It’s been one of the worst weeks ever for public servants. Advice on how to be a good leader from the Partnership for Public Service.
- TwitChimp — the new platform is designed to make twitter easier to follow and understand. Sounds cool right? You’ll hear from one of the innovators behind it — Bob Gourley.
- Contracting and the Age of Austerity. How do they fit? Insights from on the thought leaders in government procurement — Department of Homeland Security’s Chief Procurement Officer — Nick Nayak.
- A few weeks ago we spoke to Alan Greenberg. He is a retired Regional Commissioner at GSA and author of Confessions of a Government Man: How to Succeed in Any Bureaucracy. We asked him for his take on the whole affair. He thinks it is a bit of a hatchet job. He now has a video out expressing those thoughts.
- Yesterday the House Appropriations Committee approved spending targets. Politico notes that those targets break with the Budget Control Act passed last summer. And it demands more than $27 billion of additional savings from non-defense programs. The 28-21 vote in the House Appropriations Committee sets up a long summer of political skirmishing, all leading to what could be another government shutdown fight Oct. 1 when a new fiscal year begins and the GOP must come to terms with the White House and Democratic Senate, Politico’s David Rogers says. Imagine — a government shutdown just weeks before the Presidential election.