Project Management

Why Doesn’t Government Use the Web to Organize Its Work?

I’ve been reading Here Comes Everybody by Clay Shirky. It’s a brilliant book on the information revolution that we’re going through. He believes that this revolution is as momentous as the development of the printing press, which triggered the Reformation and religious wars. The rise of amateurs and the expansion of consumer choice has meantRead… Read more »

I Need A Minion

I need two minions, actually, and they’ve just advertised the vacancies for them on USAJOBS They’re program/management analyst positions for status candidates at the GS-12 and GS-13 levels. If you have deep technical expertise in any administrative field, mad writing skeelz, no fear of technology, and a desire to branch out into looking at administrativeRead… Read more »

Enterprise Innovation

From John Hagel, Harvard Business Review: The “edge” takes many forms. Generally speaking, edges are peripheral areas with high growth potential…Technology edges take shape as technological innovations begin offering new capabilities. The “core,” by contrast, is where the money and resources are today…the core symbolizes the inside of the enterprise, its principal capabilities and primaryRead… Read more »

Project of the Week – National Ocean Service Podcasts Diving Deeper and Making Waves

This week, GovLooper’s Kate Nielsen and Troy Kitch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association’s (NOAA) National Ocean Service help us learn about the latest NOAA-NOS news and a wide variety of ocean topics with their new dual podcasts, Making Waves and Diving Deeper. These two mark the National Ocean Services’ first entrance into theRead… Read more »

“Sweet GovTweets” Sunday 22nd March 2009 Edition

Apologies in advance for errors. @govloop: 4 Steps 2 Build Transparency in New World Gov- @kpkfusion #govloop #gov20 #opengov @govloop: Listen live Gov 2.0 Blogtalkradio w/ OReilly @adrielhampton @planetrussell in 10 minutes #opengov #gov20 #govloop @adrielhampton “Making gov cool, finally”? (@municibid) #gov20 #opengov @adrielhampton: Talking live to @timoreilly: #gov20 #opengov @Lyne_Robichaud:Read… Read more »

ASPA Annual Conference Event: SPALR/ROPPA Applied Workshop: Motivation and Commitment in Public Organizations

This workshop was of interest and relevance to students. This workshop touched on what I consider to be among the core concepts in any curriculum of public administration, management, public relations, and human resources management. This workshop provided an analysis of a real research study with a review and emphasis on the statistical analysis used,Read… Read more »

US Department of State’s Global Video Contest Winners Inspire Cross-Cultural Understanding

What do a 14-year-old freshman in Columbus, Nebraska; a 23-year-old software engineer in Bangalore, India; a 16-year-old senior in Recife, Brazil; and a 22-year-old Fulbright scholarship recipient from Wheaton, Illinois have in common? They share a strong desire to create bridges across cultures and their unique action and vision has earned each a video contestRead… Read more »

“Sweet GovTweets” – Thursday 19th March 2009 Edition.

Apologies in advance for missed tweets. @askthepresident our site is is live! #bipart #gov20 #askpres @sairy Check out @AskThePresident #opengov #gov20 @sairy Ask the President is up – #opengov #gov20 #p2 @debategraph @AskThePresident launching today #gov20 #bipart #sgp #rebelleft #tcot #p2 #fem2 #woc #lgbtq @arimelber: WE LAUNCHED @AskThePresident project today! Article:… Read more »

How to Initiate and Implement a Right-of-Way Program

Here’s an upcoming APWA course that GovLoop members who are involved in the transportation, civil engineering, or utility function of government may want to attend. It is very timely given the stimulus funding for infrastructure improvements. “Right-of-way…your way or the highway. Are you in control of your right-of-way? Do telecoms drill through your sewer manholes?Read… Read more »

Federal Eye: Could Crowdsourcing Help Control the Stimulus?

As the federal government starts doling out billions of dollars from the economic recovery package, there’s growing concern that officials will not be able to account for every project and every dollar spent. Should the government enlist everyday Americans with an Internet connection to help? Jerry Brito thinks so. Brito is a senior research fellowRead… Read more »