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South façade of the White House by UpstateNYer - Wikimedia Commons
South façade of the White House by UpstateNYer – Wikimedia Commons

Latest Update 04/03/2011


ASPA Annual Conference Only Two Weeks Away!
Admiral Thad Allen, Former Commandant of the Coast Guard, has agreed to deliver ASPA’s 11th annual Elliot Richardson Lecture on Sunday, March 13, 2011 during the ASPA Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. The theme of the lecture series is “Ethics and Integrity in the Public Service.”

Public Administration Theory Network 24th Annual Conference, May 19-22, 2011, Norfolk, Virginia
Mythologies of Governing: Symbols, Stories, and NarrativesThe 24th Annual Meeting of the Public Administration Theory Network
Hosted by the Department of Urban Studies & Public Administration in the College of Business and Public Administration at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA.Proposals for Panels/Roundtables and Papers are due no later than November 15, 2010 and should be sent to Dragan Staniševski at See the Proposals page for more information.

Agencies face problems with opening up government: report

“Agen­cies should not assume that the public will automat­ically come and participate if they build venues for public engagement. Further, the public will lose interest in government initiatives if agencies fail to respond to the public’s input in timely fashion,” the report said.

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Study outlines process for surmounting transparency obstacles


A new report from the IBM Center for the Business of Government outlines the challenges federal agencies can expect to encounter when taking steps to increase their transparency, and provides recommendations to ease that transition.

10 Steps To Open Government

The feds have accomplished a lot with the year-old Open Government Directive, but they must get going this year on these 10 critical action items.

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