Posts Tagged: justice

Leadership in Action

From forging a unity of effort in homeland security to strategizing today how to field the U.S. Army of tomorrow; to pursuing affordable housing, eliminating fraud, waste, and abuse in healthcare, and securing cyberspace, our most recent issue of The Business of Government magazine delves into a diverse set of topics and public management issues… Read more »

Acts of Mercy vs. Acts of Justice

One of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s enduring messages during his life was the need to move from acts of mercy to acts of justice. Many in the USA celebrate his birthday in January with community service acts of mercy consistent with the motto, “A Day On, Not a Day Off.” What does he mean… Read more »

Women’s History Month: Honoring Service

Did you know that March is officially designated as Women’s History Month? While all women everywhere deserve to be honored and recognized for their tremendous accomplishments every day and month of the year, March has been specifically set aside to celebrate their achievements and sacrifices to America. Without the countless contributions of women to societal… Read more »

IJIS Institute Publishes Final Report from Procurement Innovation Task Force

Task force focused on the technology procurement process as it applies to the state and local government sector Ashburn, VA (January 7, 2014). The IJIS Institute—a nonprofit organization that focuses on mission-critical information sharing for justice, public safety, and homeland security—is pleased to announce the report entitled, Strategies for Procurement Innovation and Reform. The report,… Read more »

End the Code of Silence

Too often managers use the excuse of “maintaining good order and discipline” to mob an employee out of government for other reasons completely. Overusing or misusing the disciplinary process is rampant, with “mobbing” or gang harassment on the rise. The real reason for this is usually “retaliation”. Retaliation against a whistleblower, retaliation against an employee… Read more »

Open Government Australia – Betrayal and Corruption

In May 2010 Nicholas Gruen of the Australian Gov 2.0 Taskforce published The last post: now for the main event – you! In July 2010 Lindsay Tanner issued the Declaration of Open Government. In many ways Australia was leading the way. We all knew hard work lay ahead, but the outlook was rosy. Open data,… Read more »

IJIS Institute and Urban Institute Publish Results of Criminal Justice and Health Collaboration Working Group

Working group identifies information exchanges for continuity of care and treatment of individuals Ashburn, VA, (August 28, 2013). The IJIS Institute—a nonprofit organization that focuses on mission-critical information sharing for justice, public safety, and homeland security—in collaboration with the Urban Institute (UI), is pleased to announce the report entitled, Opportunities for Information Sharing to Enhance… Read more »

DOJ’s Technology Needs –Analytics, Information Sharing, Big Data, and More

by Tomas O’Keefe, Senior Analyst The Department of Justice’s response to the Boston Marathon bombings was notable for how quickly the Department and its components, particularly the FBI, identified, tracked, and apprehended the suspects. One of the ways the FBI was able to quickly identify suspects is due to advanced analytics, but another important element… Read more »

Snowden Deserves Avalanche of Justice for Betraying America

Like him or loathe him, many people have strongly held views about former government contractor Edward Snowden, who spilled some of America’s most sensitive national security secrets to the world – including to our enemies. This is evidenced by various national polls, an average of which show a nation somewhat divided about Snowden. Is he… Read more »