I set my alarm for 3:30 am so that I would make it on the first subway train out of Virginia, into DC. I had signed up as an Inauguration Volunteer – one of those people wearing the little red caps – and had to be at the foot of the Washington monument by 5… Read more »
I came to my own realization that SOA, as an industry term, was on its way out last summer. As a concept, it’s wonderful and some people have accomplished great things by following the SOA paradigm. I found it interesting that Anne Thomas Manes, an industry thought leader in SOA, would be presenting a “SOA… Read more »
In the coming months, I’ll be posting a series of columns about public sector leadership that are from my web site GovLeaders.org. This first one, by Ray Blunt, is about combatting the culture of fear that exists in too many workplace. Your comments are most welcome! – Don By Ray Blunt Before Mel Gibson caught… Read more »
I’m waiting for answers on why he did this, but apparently President Obama has appointed an acting Office of Personnel Management director, Kathie Ann Whipple, previously the agency’s deputy general counsel. A couple of things strike me as strange about this….
What is Gov 2.0 and the future of government services delivery? Here are Gov 2.0 and the new government services delivery paradigm explained. Government 2.0 creates value for itself, Citizen 2.0, and Business 2.0, by leveraging Web 2.0, the new paradigm of rich, interactive, collaborative, web based services. How does Government 2.0 get started?
303,824,640 dreams changing each moment like rainbow ribbons of time streaming in the wind. 100 days: 144,000 minutes. Sleep; to dream your own dreams: 36,000 minutes. 108,000 waking minutes. A leader is an attitude. A behavior. A way of being. A way to show us how to be. The how and sometimes, the what to… Read more »
(See Ed’s Video Report of The Event Here) A formal welcoming ceremony and Q&A session Thursday turned into a basketball recruiting session for Interior Sec. Ken Salazar as he met with the rank-and-file at the department’s headquarters. After some opening remarks, the secretary fielded several questions on department policy and the possible revocation of Bush… Read more »
By now you’ve either heard or read every possible perspective on what occurred in my fair city of Washington, DC over the past several days. I’m sure you’ve enjoyed the tears, cheers, speeches, marches and balls supplemented by 7×24 coverage, countdowns, videos, pictures, satellite images and punditry. If you’re thinking, “Enough already!”, you’re not alone…. Read more »
Amid the excitement and flurry surrounding a new administration, Federal agencies and workers must remember the call for transparency and accountability. To do so, they must understand and embrace the concept of “Gov 2.0.” Like Web 2.0, taking advantage of Internet technology and Web design, Gov. 2.0 will, according to the Wikipedia definition, “enhance creativity,… Read more »
(note: originally posted at theConnectedRepublic.org) Participatory Budgeting (PB) can be broadly defined as the participation of citizens in the decision-making process of budget allocation and monitoring public spending. Participation may take various forms, from effective decision-making power in the allocation of resources to more modest initiatives that confer voice during the development of the budget…. Read more »