Getting Started

I am currently working on an initiative to bring web 2.0 technologies into the county that I work for. I admit that I have not been a user of much of this technology, mostly because of time I think, however I have started reading about and using this type of technology to get started with… Read more »

Does Obama Need a “Warren Buffet-Like” Person to be the DNI?

For those of you who have not read David Ignatius editorial in the Washington Post this morning, it is worthy of checking out. He breaks down all of the challenges facing the intelligence community and what should be done under the Obama administration. From highlighting the “left-right slugfest” over the fate of the community, to… Read more »

Twitter Outreach

We just set up a twitter account ( in hopes of using it as another source of distribution to the press and citizens. So, I’ve been poking around online and discovered a few articles of interest. The Pioneer Press on Twitter Learn about micro blogging and join our reporters in the Twitterverse Twitter usage by… Read more »

Spending Public Money

Every day, government and public service managers face the challenge of delivering more and better services despite limited budgets. If you were in their position, what would be your spending priorities? Through Spending Public Money—an online experience developed by the Accenture Institute for Public Service Value—you have an opportunity to think about your answers to… Read more »

Coming Out of a Coma

As he last recalled driving to work that fateful day, the Dow was trading at ~13,500, gas was about $3.00/gallon and rising, Clinton was leading Obama and Guiliani had a “virtual lock” on the Republican ticket. He was turning up the volume on NPR’s Morning Edition when tires squealed, the airbag deployed and then ….stillness…. Read more »

Center for American Progress Calls for Increased Contractor Scrutiny

It seems that accountability will be the name of the game in 2009. The Center for American Progress recently issued a report called, “Making Contracting Work for the United States,” which states that recent laws that require more disclosure by government contractors don’t do enough to regulate those companies. Although there has been progress with… Read more »