Leadership

Australian Federal Government Announces IT Innovation Council

Today the Hon Kim Carr Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, annouced the 24 members of the new IT Innovation Council. -quote from media release- “IT will be the principal means to deliver the economic and productivity growth needed to drive innovation across the entire economy,“ Senator Carr said. “IT is critical to Australia’s… Read more »

Stimulus Is No Place For Pork!

* $2.5 million for sliced ham in California * $800,000 for a new, clean-air garbage truck in Phoenix * $1.4 million to repair the door of a building in San Antonio * $350,000 to replace and upgrade a dumbwaiter in Brooklyn These are examples of projects that have been reported on recovery.org as stimulus projects…. Read more »

Federal Eye: Fired IG Gerald Walpin Files Suit

The inspector general fired last month by President Obama has filed suit in federal court seeking reinstatement to his job as top watchdog at the Corporation for National and Community Service. In a suit filed late Friday at U.S. District Court in Washington, Gerald Walpin argued his removal was unlawful because it violated protections afforded… Read more »

Using Performance Metrics to Manage

In the final installment on a performance management framework, we’ll look at using performance metrics and analysis in order to effectively manage agencies and their programs by using remediation and corrective actions. We’ve already covered the first and second steps, and will focus on the final two in this posting (all four are listed just… Read more »

Sweet GovTweets 07.18.2009

Good Afternoon! Today we had a lot of cross-posting and RT’s, so once all the duplication was removed we have a very short Tweet summary. It’s a beautiful day. Use the extra time to get outside and enjoy it. And that’s the way it was, July 18, 2009, Caroline Twitter @WiiPigSooie Blog WiiPigSooie With greatest… Read more »

How Small Businesses Capture Federal Stimulus Money

We’re all one degree away from someone who’s a small business owner. These intrepid souls face the same pressures nowadays as the global Fortune 100s: clogged sales pipelines, price-sensitive overhead, and shortage of working capital. Yesterday, I took a field trip to study up on how small businesses can grow in these lean times, through… Read more »

Preparing to Manage the Stimulus

In a recent survey completed by Government Executive Magazine’s research arm, the Government Business Council, data revealed that only 66% of government managers who were aware of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) anticipated meeting or exceeding the expectations of the funding program. At the same time, only 11% of respondents of the survey… Read more »

GovLoop Project of the Week: NNSA Summer Student Intern Program

Led by John Barry at the US Office of Personnel Management, the Federal government intends to make significant strides toward streamlining the hiring process in the near term. In the meantime, intern programs remain one of the most effective ways for agencies to attract and get acquainted with potential employees. USAJobs.gov has a lengthy list… Read more »

Ask GovLoop – How Do You Define Leadership?

Welcome to the first installment of “Ask The Leadership Expert” on GovLoop. I am pleased to contribute to the GovLoop community! Leadership is a hot topic. A Google search on “leadership” yields around 150 million hits. On Amazon.com, a search of “leadership” under book titles produces around 27,000 results, and a keyword search of “leadership”… Read more »

Jana Gallatin – GovLoop’s Member of The Week

Jana, your passion for preserving and organizing historical records in Government is well known here on GovLoop. How did you come to first be interested in this mission? I’ve always been kind of a history fan and am interested in government policy. My first brush with records management was when I was a soldier assigned… Read more »