Posts Tagged: oversight

How cell phones, Twitter and Facebook make history

From the Government Business Examiner by Donna L. Quesinberry When performing a search on Clay Shirky (an adjunct professor in NYU’s graduate Interactive Telecommunications Program [ITP]), the result is no less than 20 pages of factoids, videos, articles, blogs, etc. Mr. Shirky’s understanding of the interrelated effects of social and technological network topology and howRead… Read more »

States Using Twitter to Convey Information About Stimulus Spending

I’ve found two states, Colorado and Nebraska, that are tweeting their spending of stimulus money. @CO_recovery @recoverynegov Examples from Nebraska feed: First Recovery Funds Awarded for State Road Improvements: Gov. Dave Heineman today an.. PM Mar 17th from twitterfeed Food Stamp Benefits to Increase in April: Food stamp benefits will increase starting ..… Read more »

Oversight and the Stimulus Law

This event is still several weeks away, but with all of the talk about ARRA, government oversight, and transparency, I thought people might be interested in the AABPA April Program Meeting; open to members and non-members. Oversight and the Stimulus Law In the months following the enactment of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA),Read… Read more »

Transparency and Jack Bauer

Yesterday, Thad Juszczak, a director with Grant Thornton LLP, cross-posted an interesting piece he wrote for the AGA blog on March 4, talking about transparency in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (The Recovery Act). He writes (paraphrasing with his permission) that accountability — someone specific being responsible for achieving performance results– is different fromRead… Read more »