Federal Eye: Obama’s Firing of AmeriCorps IG Probed

Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) has demanded that the Corporation for National and Community Service provide “any and all records, e-mail, memoranda, documents, communications, or other information” related to President Obama’s no-confidence dismissal last week of the Corporation’s inspector general Gerald Walpin, including any communications with aides to the president and first lady Michelle Obama.Read… Read more »

Sweet GovTweets 06.16.2009

Good Morning! Today’s tweets feature numerous updates from @dslunceford @GovTwit providing information about all of the new additions to the Government Twitter directory, including the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management from my home state. This is a great resource, continually expanding resource, check it out. My favorite tweet today was from @timoreilly quoting Vivek KundraRead… Read more »

Asia Location and City Branding

Branding a nation, location or city in Asia is not just advertising. AsiaPac cities must develop a global reputation of creating and adding value and yet concurrently command emotional resonance as part of their unique selling proposition. Those which do not invest enough to build the relevant and visible brand equity will not be effectiveRead… Read more »

Web 2.0 creating multiple personality disorder?!

Loved Adam Arthur’s post just now about tools to manage social profiles, he suggests apps like ping.fm that have been very helpful and other new ones that I will have to try out. But this led me to a related question: How do you manage what “profile” to take on for any given tool /Read… Read more »

Sweet GovTweets 06.15.2009

Monday, Monday! Some very good conversations and resources today. Enjoy. Caroline @WiiPigSooie WiiPigSooie Blog david_tallan: @shaneschick I think Gov 2.0 will make boundaries of government more porous to broader civic ecosystem incl. citizens #gov20 25 minutes ago from UberTwitter • Reply • View Tweet adrielhampton: Check out GovLoop today for short @GovFresh interviews with #Gov20Read… Read more »

Performance Management Analysis

Continuing our exercise in developing a performance management framework, a summary of the necessary steps for a successful program follows: 1. Report performance metric data on pre-defined schedule. 2. Analyze data for troubling trends or missed targets. Operationally research root cause of problems. 3. Provide corrective action for metrics where target was missed or dataRead… Read more »