Posts Tagged: collaborative

Alexander Kott: Army Research Lab to Work With Academia on Cyber Problems

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory has formed an alliance with the private and academic sectors with the goal of preventing cyber attacks on military computer networks. The Cybersecurity Collaborative Research Alliance will work to study the human elements of cybersecurity and develop methods to assess and detect risks to the Army’s infrastructure, ARL said Thursday…. Read more »

Federal Government Reform Resources: Anticipatory Governance Report

What happens beyond the Fiscal Cliff? A blue-ribbon cast of distinguished former federal leaders – largely from the national security community – have endorsed a three-part blueprint for governing in the 21st century. Former Vice Presidential National Security Advisor Leon Fuerth, working with Evan Faber, has released a white paper that has been a decade… Read more »

Key Features of Cross-Agency Collaboration Mechanisms

How do you organize a cross-agency collaborative effort to get results no single agency could accomplish on its own? The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has developed an inventory of “mechanisms that the federal government uses to lead and implement interagency collaboration,” along with a self-assessment checklist to consider when using them. GAO’s latest study on… Read more »

Collaborative video for healthcare the key for avoiding readmission fines

The healthcare industry has gained a lot of attention lately, especially with the endless debate surrounding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Unfortunately, the majority of the discussion and debate has focused on the shortcomings of the healthcare industry and rarely offers realistic or practical solutions for improving care to patients or accountability… Read more »

How an “Open Project” Approach Can Change the World

How do you tackle a large-scale, complex challenge that evolves over time, involves thousands of stakeholders, and where there is no clear solution? For example, is there a road map for how the Internet evolved? Could we do it again? IBM Center author David Witzel examines the evolution of the Internet over the past four… Read more »

Lessons in Designing Collaborative Networks

What works when developing a cross-agency collaborative network? A six-year long study of 266 existing collaborative networks of public safety organizations distills valuable lessons for how to design and sustain similar networks in other policy arenas. Professors Jane Fedorowicz and Steve Sawyer have authored a new report, “Designing Collaborative Networks: Lessons Learned from Public Safety,”… Read more »

Collaborating in a Hierarchical World

What are the key issues facing collaboration-minded managers in government? Two thoughtful academics identify what they think are the Top Ten and offer some advice on areas for future research. Drs. Rosemary O’Leary and Nidhi Vij presented a paper at the recent annual conference of the American Society for Public Administration, “Collaborative Public Management: Where… Read more »

The “Government” Network

By Heidi Sheppard On a typical INEAP meeting day I might hear a conversation among representatives from the Economic Development Administration (EDA), the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) discussing cluster development initiatives and how to work together. In another corner, the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of Commerce… Read more »

Collaborating for the Environment

Recently, during a conversation about on-line community management and growth, a top executive from a small collaboration software vendor told me that collaboration was just great team building. I understand how the difference between collaboration and team building can be blurry, but I walked away from that conversation feeling that vendors who believe such simplification… Read more »

“People of Earth, remember.” RHIOs Part II

The last couple of days have been just spectacularly beautiful in Denver with that Colorado blue sky that makes you just want to go out and play. But, instead of playing outside I have spent quite a bit of time reconnecting with old colleagues from the social and healthcare services projects I used to volunteer… Read more »