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The Public Manager
Monday, January 5, 2009
Consider how the world has changed in the last twenty-five to thirty years, since the work of the Grace Commission, the launching of the Reform 88 initiative in the Reagan administration,...
The Public Manager
Monday, January 5, 2009
Fifteen years ago this week, Congress passed the Government Performance and Results Act, a law whose sponsors hoped would help establish a government guided by goals and monitored by...
The Public Manager
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Book Review W. Astor Kirk, PhD, One Life: Three Professional Careers (Long Beach, California: Magic Valley Publishers, 2007) Managing in Turbulent Times stor Kirks book recounting his...
The Public Manager
Monday, January 5, 2009
T Careful listening to the presidents talk of change holds the key for public managers and their programs. his discussion invites interested parties to listen in new ways to the messages...
The Public Manager
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC, released its page-turner, Securing Cyberspace for the 44th Presidency, in December 2008. The report covers the...
The Public Manager
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Iby Martin Stewart-Weeks t is instructive in these unpredictable times to consider the answer to a simple question: Is government part of the solution or part of the problem? For some, the...
The Public Manager
Monday, January 5, 2009
Last July, when government accountability was being discussed in several forums at the conference, few anticipated the events that have since unfolded and their effect on the national and...
The Public Manager
Monday, January 5, 2009
In October 2008, representatives of the federal acquisition community gathered at the Washington Hilton to honor ten government project teams whose excellence and innovation represented the...
The Public Manager
Monday, January 5, 2009
This first article of a three-part series attempts to identify factors that influence management behavior in federal agencies, providing an overview of bureaucratic reality and a context...
The Public Manager
Monday, January 5, 2009
I come from an academic background and thought of myself as a researcher. However, over time my work has drawn me into the policy world, which happens when one stays in Washington long...
The Public Manager
Monday, January 5, 2009
Whats key to the Obama administration being able to govern effectively over the next four years? As I wrote in my last article, the new administrations success depends not just on the...
The Public Manager
Monday, January 5, 2009
Undoubtedly, many public managers are scrambling to identify cost-saving ideas and to otherwise cope with the economic malaise that has gripped our country. While the impact of the downturn...
The Public Manager
Monday, January 5, 2009
The newspapers are riddled with stories of deceit and deception from leaders in both the commercial and government sectors. Leaders everywhere face the challenge of disenfranchised and...
The Public Manager
Monday, January 5, 2009
Transparency is a fundamental component of democratic government. It concerns the right of citizens to know about the activities of their government. Transparency policies have expanded to...
The Public Manager
Monday, January 5, 2009
The Public Manager and the American Society for Public Administration hosted their first annual conference on government transformation in Baltimore, Maryland, July 2829, 2008. The...
The Public Manager
Monday, January 5, 2009
My wife, Katherine Barrett, and I have written a great deal about state and local government. Along the way, evaluation has emerged as our area of specialty. We try to discern how...
The Public Manager
Monday, January 5, 2009
Many local governments have been grappling with the relatively new issue of immigration for several years. Although some believe immigration policy should be a federal responsibility, the...
The Public Manager
Monday, January 5, 2009
I am a budgeter, which may mean something to people in Washington but doesnt tend to mean anything to people outside the Beltway. This means that my life revolves around not just the...
The Public Manager
Monday, January 5, 2009
A thing that is transparent, in one sense, is characterized by visibility or accessibility of information, especially concerning business practices. Although he may never have used the term...
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