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If government procurement is broken, fix it – Plus the 7 Gov Stories

There is a new way to try to help “streamline” the government procurement system. Plus the seven government stories you need to know.
 
 
 
 

Civil Service 2.0 – Reforms 60 Years in the Making

70 percent of federal employees do not believe promotions in their work unit are based on merit, and only 43 percent of employees surveyed feel as though they are recognized for doing a good job. Something needs to change in the civil service – and it needs to happen now. Insights from Tom Fox, from the Partnership for Public Service.
 
 
 
 

It’s Not Easy Being CIO – Plus the 7 Gov Stories

For chief information officers, in many ways these are the best of times -- and the worst of times. We take a look. Plus the seven gov stories you need to know.
 
 
 
 

A Fantastic Voyage – Public Private Partnerships Take Off

There is a pocket of space where the government and industry are working together – and doing it well. Seriously. This is not one of my (always very funny) jokes. Collaboration really is at work between federal employees and their industry counterparts. The great news? The partnerships are totally above board. We talk to two of the co-pilots in the Voyagers program.
 
 
 
 

Open Data Guidelines Redux – What You Need To Know

4.22.2014
Open data is no longer just a fad. We’re now living in a world that demands government data be open to the public. So how can agencies cope? Last year the Sunlight Foundation came out with their Open Data Policy guidelines. The goal of the guidelines was simple: get government started on the path to openness and transparency. A year later, Sunlight is back with an updated version of those guidelines. So what’s in there -- and what’s changed? We get an update with the Sunlight Foundation’s Emily Shaw.
 
 
 
 
 
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4/24/2014

70 percent of federal employees do not believe promotions in their work unit are based on merit, and only 43 percent of employees surveyed feel as though they are recognized for doing a good job. Something needs to change in the civil service – and it needs to happen now. Insights from Tom Fox, from the Partnership for Public Service.