Posts Tagged: Cooperation

How the Gov Got Rid of Chemical Weapons – Safely

On August 21st, 2013 Syrian President Bashar al-Assad carried out an attacked that killed more than 1,400 Syrian civilians with sarin-a chemical weapon used as a nerve agent. In the wake of the attack, a worldwide call for action was launched to get rid of the chemical weapons stockpile. Timothy Blades, Director of Operations at… Read more »

Public Service in the 21st Century

With technology advancing as quickly as it is these days, it can sometimes be hard to keep up. New phones, apps, software, and social media seem to pop up every day. Even though this constant stream of innovation is intended to make all of our lives easier, new technology can also present unprecedented challenges to… Read more »

Four Elements That Promote Effective Coordination

The successes and failures of U.S civil-military. reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan serve as the basis for lessons learned in creating effective interagency coordination. “Interagency coordination is an essential ele­ment of effective public leadership,” writes Dr. Andrea Strimling Yodsampa in a new report for the IBM Center on effective practices for interagency coordination, using U.S. civil-military… Read more »

From Regulation to Collaboration – the Next Wave for Cybersecurity?

The President issued the Cybersecurity Executive Order during his State of the Union earlier this month. But some say the Executive Order doesn’t go far enough. “The Executive Order was unprecedented and very wanted, but it is inherently limited in what it can do. The Executive Order can only tell the entities that are part… Read more »

Disaster Recovery Anyone?

Is there anyone at the state government level who is involved with disaster recovery implementation and testing? I’d be especially interesting in hearing from people in DHSS. Here’s the deal in a nutshell. Delaware Health & Social Services (and more broadly, Delaware state government in general) contracts with a private company to help us with… Read more »

Come Together: Our Need to Cooperate for Coordination

One of the creations of a cultural leader is the creation of coordination or synchronization within an organization. In other words, in effective organizations the left hand knows what the right hand is doing. This is also what we call Unison. But, that is a conversation for another time. This article in Scientific American is… Read more »