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The Public Manager is an independent magazine that brings forth real stories of unstoppable innovation in U.S. government. Learn how peers on the federal, state, and local levels get human capital matters right. Cut through the red tape and bureaucracy with proven best practices. And get a monthly dose of talent development inspiration from ATD, the world’s largest association for talent development. Issues are delivered monthly in digital format.

In this issue

Insider's View

A Tech-Savvy Government

As deputy administrator of GSA, Adam Neufeld plays a key role in bringing technological innovation and problem solving to the federal government.


Collaboration Success Stories

Working with those outside your agency can be tricky, but bringing great minds together to achieve a big goal is worth it.


Communication: The Key to Project Management

What does research reveal about how project managers can communicate with their teams more effectively?


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From the Editor

The World of Technology in Government

Helping agencies meet their technology needs is just one part of Adam Neufeld's job at GSA.


The State of 18F

According to a GAO report, agencies that have partnered with 18F to improve IT functions have been happy with their experiences.



A Positive Feeling

Further Direction for Federal Privacy Officials

Modernizing the Biotech Regulatory System

NIST Awards Cybersecurity Grants

Managing Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and More in the Workplace

Agency Application

Learning to Live in a Toxic Workplace

If your agency is an unpleasant place to work, there are ways to cope—and to make things better.

On the Horizon

Stars and Snaps

Snapchat is one way that agencies can meet young citizens where they are and give them an inside look at the work of government.

Data Points

Will Data Breaches Change Citizen Opinions and Behavior?

A recent survey explores citizens' attitudes about data breaches and the actions they've taken in response.

On Our Shelf

Don't Go the Way of the Dinosaurs

Jon Wolper reviews Escaping Jurassic Government: How to Recover America's Lost Commitment to Competence.

The Bulletin

Navigating Federal Notices

A roundup of the latest reports, orders, and memoranda from the key federal oversight and policy organizations.

ATD Highlights

A New Evaluation Model for the New Way We Work

A new ATD book presents a different way to approach Kirkpatrick's four levels of training evaluation.

Partner Pages

Cleaning Up Organizational Toxicity Mess

When an ineffective leader leaves, organizations may need time to find their footing again.

Partner Pages

Navigating the Digiverse

Digital learning gives organizations options to present material in ways that fit the content and the learners.


Myra Shiplett

As a project director at the National Academy of Public Administration, Myra Shiplett works on congressionally mandated studies of agency policies and procedures.

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