Public Policy: Economic Growth & Development

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Public Policy: Economic Growth & Development

Posted on May 9th, by Valerie Martinelli in About the Public Sector. No Comments

There are numerous forces that function together to enhance economic growth and development. The role of public policy has been one of those forces that can have either a positive or negative impact.

Examples of additional influences are deficits, educational investments, human capital investments, infrastructure investments, and technology and growth of knowledge. It is also critical … Read More »


Is The Media Too Hostile Towards Politicians?

Posted on May 9th, by Oscar Pearson in About the Public Sector. No Comments

In the UK, such publications as The Sun take the cynical position as a default yet the more useful and human response is a neutral one. John Lloyd, in his book What The Media Are Doing To Our Politics, argues the out-of-control media is considerably damaging to the political process – he illustrates how the … Read More »


Is Tallahassee Guilty of Economic Segregation?

Posted on May 9th, by Dana Terry in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Disclaimer: The following piece only reflects my opinions and analysis as a resident who was born and raised in the City of Tallahassee. My hope is that my research sparks a positive discourse on how funding could be better allocated for easing our proposed economic segregation issue.

According to a report[i] by Toronto’s Martin Prosperity Institute … Read More »


Government Trivia and Facts

Posted on May 9th, by Gabe Gabrielsen in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Most people, in the United States, have an opinion about our government – whether it be the Federal Government, their State Government or their local government. After serving 30 plus years in government I know opinions about government change: they change from year to year, month to month and even day to day based on … Read More »


Information Governance: The Accepted Standards

Posted on May 9th, by Robin Woolen in About the Public Sector. No Comments

No Matter Where You Go, There You Are

If you’ve been keeping up with these articles you have an understanding what Information Governance is and the team you need to get the job done.

Next you need to understand the current state of your organization’s information governance program based on accepted industry standards. This is important because … Read More »


Public-Private Partnerships: Leverage for Local Economic Development

Posted on April 10th, by Valerie Martinelli in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Some may regard P3s as the solution for economic growth and development issues facing governments, while others are skeptical regarding their efficacy and desirability. I always exercise caution when applying a one size fits all approach to public policy requirements. However, facilitating private sector investment into an arena that may be experiencing a financial deficit … Read More »


Following OPM’s REDI Roadmap

Posted on April 8th, by Karol Taylor in About the Public Sector. 5 comments

Are you REDI? The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) asked that question in their recently launched REDI Roadmap initiative. REDI is an acronym that stands for recruitment, engagement, diversity, and innovation. The concept behind it is to build a federal workforce that is “talented, well-trained, and engaged” in their work. OPM wants to use the … Read More »


Reducing the Cost of Government Contracts Starts in the Classroom

Posted on April 8th, by American Public University System in About the Public Sector. No Comments

When many people think about government contracting, stories about hammers or toilet seats purchased for use by the military and costing thousands of dollars and huge project cost overruns is often what comes to mind. Are excessive costs typical?

Over the last few months, the Wall Street Journal reported that the health care website promoted by … Read More »


Money Vs. Welfare: The Government Role

Posted on April 8th, by Oscar Pearson in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Today there are very few things money can’t buy.

If we’re sentenced to a jail term in California, we can actually buy a prison cell upgrade.

And in Washington, long queues form for key congressional hearings. To avoid waiting in the rain, lobbyists pay companies to hire people to stand waiting for as long as it takes. … Read More »


Information Governance Insights: Part 2

Posted on April 8th, by Robin Woolen in About the Public Sector. No Comments

In last month’s article we laid out the basic framework for understanding what Information Governance is and what we are trying to accomplish with a program. The next step in the process is for the Executive Champion to bring together the key individuals that deal with the information assets of the organization and create a … Read More »