Posts Tagged: management

Information held by the Government is a national resource

Republished from eGovAU. Information held by the Government is a national resource and should be managed in the public interest. Access to government information increases public participation, and leads to increased scrutiny, discussion, comment and review of government activity. It would be great to hear an Australian government make a statement like the above, acknowledgingRead… Read more »

The power of raw government data

Republished from eGovAU. In the US President Obama’s newly appointed (and first) Federal Government CIO Vivek Kundra has committed to finding new ways to make government data open and accessible. The Computer World article, First federal CIO wants to ‘democratize’ U.S. government data, discusses how, In a conference call with reporters, Kundra said he plansRead… Read more »

Cycling Risk Management

The air felt a bit fresher yesterday. The wind in my hair was more invigorating. I felt more in touch with the sounds of the world around me. Had the weather really changed that much? Then I realized that I had forgotten to put on my bicycle helmet. Suddenly, the fog that was cool againstRead… Read more »

Commentary on leadership

I do regular commentary about leadership in a series of articles on my website http://www.redroom.com/author/charles-a-ray and on Helium, a site for free lance writers. I would particularly like to recommend my articles on Integrity and leadership, http://www.helium.com/items/1362233-the-importance -of-integrity-to-leadership and Making effective decisions, http://www.helium.com/items/1322045-making-effective-decisions

Information Sharing in Government vs. Open-Source; Web 2.0, NIEM and Outer Space

I had the privilege of spending many hours over the past several days immersed in expert discussion about Information Sharing, from several different perspectives. In the “open source” Web 2.0 community (at last week’s Potomac Techwire Internet Outlook 2009 event), the consensus seems to be that there’s a short period of “wait and see” aheadRead… Read more »

Knowledge Management In the Government

If you have not seen (or listened to the accompanying podcast) to the article, An Update on Knowledge Management in the Federal Government you should take an opportunity to do so. Some key findings from their yearly survey of KM in the federal government: A maturing of knowledge management throughout federal agencies is occurring. OnRead… Read more »

A Rare Opportunity – Free Classic Harvard Business Review Articles

Microsoft has sponsored several classic Harvard Business Review articles for free download, including three of my favorites: “What Makes a Leader by Daniel Goleman “Level 5 Leadership” by Jim Collins “What Great Leaders Do” by Marcus Buckingham. This is very cool. HBR normally charges $6.50 for each of these articles. Please do not post, copyRead… Read more »

Why should we build business services to support community networks in advance of disasters?

Every year hurricanes, floods, fires, ice storms and other natural disasters visit the United States. We know that they are going to happen. With planning, we can use networks to lessen their impact, improve safe response, and put those affected back into normal routines quickly. When disasters do happen we know that they will disruptRead… Read more »

Metzenbaum spoke yesterday to the government-wide Performance Improvement Council

Shelley spoke yesterday to the government-wide Performance Improvement Council about her report and recommendations. The members, including OMB staff, were very receptive to her insights and many thought that they could begin acting on her ideas even before a Chief Performance Officer is appointed! Read the report here.