Weekly Round-up: June 15, 2012

The Round-up welcomes its newest contributor, Michael Keegan. Also: due to vacations at the Center, the next round-up will be posted on June 29.

Gadi Ben-Yehuda

  • Gov 2.0 in Cities and States: On Govfresh, Luke Fretwell interviews Jonathan Reichental, CIO of Palo Alto, asking him about his “‘digital city’ vision.” Matthew Hall writes in Civic Commons about Ushahidi pollution mapping in Louisiana.
  • Being better data consumers. Andy Oram writes in Orelly about why patients must become more involved in their own health data analysis, why it’s not happening, and some action items to get that ball rolling.
  • Gov 2.0: Bringing the Rain. While collaboration tools cannot literally make it rain, the state of Victoria, Australia, is using wikis to enhance their water management. Which would pretty much have the same effect.

Dan Chenok

Michael Keegan

  • Spring/Summer 2012 The Business of Government Magazine How can we enhance national competitiveness? What about getting big things done in government? How can government manage risks better and use resources more wisely? Check out the latest edition of The Business of Government Magazine and find out. It offers insights and interviews from government executives who are changing the way government does business.

The Business of Government Radio Show: Admiral Robert Papp

Federal News Radio 1500-AM
Mondays at 11 a.m., Wednesdays at 12 p.m.

The Business of Government Hour features a conversation about management with a government executive who is changing the way government does business. The executives discuss their careers and the management challenges facing their organizations.

Admiral Papp, 24th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, leads the largest component of DHS, comprised of 42,000 active duty, 8,200 Reserve, 8,000 civilian and 31,000 volunteer Auxiliarists.

Broadcast Schedule: The show airs Monday, June 18, at 11 a.m., and Wednesday, June 20, at noon, on Federal News Radio 1500AM WFED

If you can’t wait, though, you can listen to (or download) this week’s program and all our previous interviews at businessofgovernment.org and by searching our audio archives.

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