Posts Tagged: Obama

National Dialogue on Health IT and Privacy — Report now available!

From October 27th through November 3rd, 2008, over 3,000 interested citizens from across the United States and 80 foreign countries participated in a National Dialogue on Health IT and Privacy, hosted by the National Academy of Public Administration. Dialogue participants came together in this online forum to tackle the question: How should we expand theRead… Read more »

Obama Can’t Make Torture a Thing of the Past?

There is a big difference in running on a “change” ticket and actually having to implement “change” in the complex political landscape that is our great nation. President Obama is feeling this right now in full effect. While he pledged to stop the CIA’s involvement in secret defense and torture, a Justice Department official saidRead… Read more »

The Guide – Helping the New Administration Succeed in Washington

This is a short and to the point document that focuses on management in Washington. Here are the first two paragraphs of the 11 page document. The transition from campaign to governing requires that presidential policies be transformed from rhetoric into an actionable agenda and then into concrete results. Neither good policies nor sound investmentsRead… Read more »

National Academy’s Collaboration Project: Top 3 Tech/Innovation Priorities for President Obama

President Obama has called for government to become more transparent, participatory, and collaborative. The National Academy’s Collaboration Project has issued a paper highlighting three priorities that the new President must focus on to make this vision a reality. The paper, Enabling Collaboration: Three Priorities for the New Administration, encourages the President to: Create an openRead… Read more »

Leadership Insight In Obama Inaguration

Click here to read the full blog post: This post has an interesting take on how brand promise was incorporated into Obama’s inaguration address, which will in turn shape overall strategic direction of the adminstration. Quick snackable leadership tips in the blog included: 1. Communicate reality; transparency is key 2. Employee engagement is criticalRead… Read more »

Obama Directs a New Web 2.0 friendly Communication Policy

The text of this Press Release appeared in the 1/26/09 Federal Register and would seem to begin the process for the issuance of a formal OMB Circular promoting government communication by Web 2.0 technologies: THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release January 21, 2009 January 21, 2009 MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADSRead… Read more »

GovLoop PR: To New Obama Staff – Stuck in Tech Dark Ages? Join the Golden Age at

I created and sent out this press release early this morning. Hope you find it entertaining and useful. And pass along to any journalist friends you have. ———————————————————- To New Obama Staff – Stuck in Tech Dark Ages? Join The Golden Age on The Obama campaign utilized the most modern and sophisticated technologies availableRead… Read more »

An Open Letter to President Obama: Change the Lens

I wanted to share a letter with the GovLoop Community written by one of our partners and featured change agents, Ken Miller, author of We Don’t Make Widgets: Overcoming the Myths that Keep Government from Radically Improving. The letter was published by Governing Magazine last month. I look forward to hearing your feedback on theRead… Read more »