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Federal News Radio Interviews Author David Van Slyke on Complex Contracting Challenges

This morning, Federal News Radio interviewed David Van Slyke about his report, “The Challenge of Contracting for Large Complex Projects: A Case Study of the Coast Guard’s Deepwater Program.” For more information and to hear the interview, visit this web page: http://www.businessofgovernment.org/publications/grant_reports/details/index.asp?gid=328

Downtown Revitalization and Parking Planning – By Lance Winslow

By Lance Winslow When planning a downtown revitalization project the goal is to get people to come back to downtown and shop and spend money. Due to issues such as urban flight many people have moved into the suburbs and new businesses have sprung up there. Many lower income people have been stuck in the… Read more »

How will you help to develop leaders in your agency?

Your legacy will depend in part on your ability to develop and nurture future leaders to sustain your goals and objectives. This important role, developing a cadre of future leaders, is frequently overlooked in government. It is worth your devoting time and effort to this endeavor. In his report to the IBM Center, Ray Blunt… Read more »

Maiden voyage

Like the Titanic, this is my maiden voyage in the realm of blogging, and I hope not to hit any icebergs. I am very fond of my husband, Ed, and my first born, Eddie, who are already onboard here. I am also very fond of my younger son, Ian, who has not worked with the… Read more »

Goverati Stand Tall

Cross-posted on Communicators Anonymous There has been quite a bit of talk lately about the “goverati” – a term coined by Dr. Mark Drapeau. “What is the goverati? It is made up of people with first-hand knowledge of how the government operates, who understand how to use social software to accomplish a variety of government… Read more »

Rogue Technology Runs Amok @govloop

A recent Lawson/Forrester Report tells us among other things that we must accept “rogue technologies” to stay on top of our business in 2009. I AGREE. Do you feel like a rogue? From the article: 2009 Trends To Watch In Human Resource Management “The following technology and business process-driven trends will be evident in HRM… Read more »