Cyberattacks on state and local governments continue making headlines because of their detrimental consequences on constituents. At a recent House hearing, experts asked the federal government for better resources to prevent and mitigate threats.
Developmental education costs tens of millions of dollars each year for Texas, its public higher education institutions, and our students and their families. The Texas Co-requisite Project is intended to provide more efficient services, saving time and money.
Access to and insight from data across the government canlead to an effective, proactive development plan with financially successful outcomes.
Online dispute resolution not only makes citizen reporting easier. It speeds resolution. The result is improved citizen satisfaction as well as new efficiencies and costs savings for the agency.
Ecological modernization is a theory that the economy will benefit from moves toward environmentalism. This theory assumes that environmental problems are challenges for social, technical and economic reform rather than as uncontrollable consequences of industrialization. Like sustainable development, ecological modernization looks to overcome environmental crises without leaving the path of modernization.
Exploring the connections between public and private sectors, political and legal drivers and components of sustainable development.
In order to place a value on an ecosystem service, governments must encourage an integrative approach. Policy makers must communicate with operations teams and other departments that may value a system in a different way.
The nature of the public service is changing, and the old ways are not coming back. The future of public administration is transformation – and it’s high time we started supporting public servants to scuttle the old systems that keep governments entrenched in non-value-added work.
The federal government announced a new initiative on Friday that moves shared service missions into central offices to standardize purchasing.
In local government, we must be aware of the opportunity we possess to help create a healthy future for us, our community members and the environment that sustains us. What can we do?