Posts Tagged: practices

WikiLeak Proof

Originally published on 10 Dec 2010 at ECM Gov Blog. The latest WikiLeaks release and subsequent media storm has caused me to think about the role that ECM plays in content security. When all of our records were on paper, they were easily lost, compromised, copied, and destroyed. However, in the digital age, when weRead… Read more »

Saving Money on Government IT (From

Posted by Vivek Kundra on December 10, 2010 at 04:03 PM EST For too long, many government IT projects cost hundreds of millions of dollars more than they should, took years longer than necessary to deploy, and delivered technologies that were obsolete by the time they were completed. This summer we took a hard lookRead… Read more »

Identify the Right People to Manage Your Social Media Initiatives

This post originally appeared on my external blog, “Social Media Strategery.” Who leads your organization’s social media initiatives? Is it someone who rose up and took the role or is is someone who was assigned that role? Social media isn’t something that can just be assigned to someone any more than you can just assignRead… Read more »

Last Chance to Learn the Latest Best Practices in Open Government

Join us on July 19th for Excellence in Government to learn the best practices & innovative tools your agency needs to implement open government. In one day, gain the complete tool set you need through:• Access to the latest open government developments • Interactive dialogue with leading experts• Actionable case studies• Best practices which canRead… Read more »

Best Practices for Government Libraries 2010 – Now Available

Best Practices 2010: The New Face of Value. is now available in a PDF version. Best Practices is a collaborative document that is put out annually on a specific topic of interest to government libraries and includes content submitted by government librarians and community leaders with an interest in government libraries. The 2010 edition includesRead… Read more »

Facebook’s Privacy Mistakes

The point of this post: The real problem with Facebook’s privacy practices is the failure to manage and live up to expectations. Let me preface this by saying “I am not a privacy professional.” My government has privacy professionals. They’re good people, know the legislation far better than I do and think more and deeperRead… Read more »

Contract Administration – Duties of the CO

Currently I am working on a project to complete an assessment on how well our Procurement Organization is doing in the area of Contract Administration. A simultaneous project is exploring the duties of the COTR. I would love to hear folks best practices and ideas of measuring the effectiveness of Contract Administration by the COs.

Leaders Don’t Need Checklists

There are two ideas that drive and compel me in almost every aspect of my professional life that I am passionate about communicating to leaders, public administrators and managers. The first idea is that leaders are different and distinct from managers, administrators and supervisors in very significant ways and play very different roles. The secondRead… Read more »

Biggest Reasons Public Servants don’t Crowdsource

One of the things that we do that we believe is a best practice in our engagements is ask our partners to do two surveys at the conclusion of a campaign; one about us and one about them. It is always interesting to see the results and, certainly, helps everyone to improve what may beRead… Read more »