Posts Tagged: Emily Jarvis

State and Local’s Innovation Challenges

Each state has its own agenda, priorities, initiatives, and challenges, but what all states can agree on is the need for innovation. But it’s not easy as budgets and resources continue to shrink and employees find the need to adapt to new technologies. Even thinking about innovation can be an uphill battle for state and… Read more »

Budget Transparency Isn’t Always Transparent…

Be honest, have you ever looked at your state budget? Probably not. And if you do, the complicated figures and numbers probably intimidated you. But there is hope. One of the co-authors of a recent report for the Volcker Alliance, titled Beyond the Basics: Best Practices in State Budget Transparency, Richard Greene, Special Projects Advisor… Read more »

Cybersecurity, Money, and Success

Both interviewees were featured in our recent guide, Understanding State and Local Government. To read the guide, click here.  It’s often true that throwing money at a problem won’t solve it, but sometimes it does help. At least, when you have a multiyear (expensive) strategy that you need to effectively implement. That was the case for the… Read more »

Trip Advisor for Gov’s Public Management

Managing the managers? Is that even possible? Government’s task: public management (aka managing the public service realm and all its facets.) This not only entails managing current systems and programs, it can also require new evaluations of management after certain crises arise. State and local governments have a critical role to play when attempting to… Read more »

How to Prepare for the 2016 Presidential Transition

National security is always a priority for any administration. And this year cybersecurity was the primary agenda item. But it won’t stop at the end of 2015. The new President-elect will have to hit the ground running when it comes to addressing national security. In order to tackle the security question, it is crucial that government work… Read more »