OPEN Government Data Act

A new year has started with changes in legislation as new bills have been reviewed at both the Senate and House level. As we approach the end of the first half of the 2019 fiscal year, it is important...

What Federal HR Could Learn from Tennessee’s Reforms

I recently visited the state of Tennessee to review its award-winning human resources function and training program and the reforms state officials have made over a five-year period. I took a federal...

Tips to Help Non-Technology Auditors Manage Technology Audits in Government

This article is one of a 7-part series on "Technology Auditing Strategies" co-authored by Roberto Calderon. In today’s technology-heavy world, working “outside of your area or industry” is a...

Using New Technology on Government Audits

This article is one of a 7-part series on "Technology Auditing Strategies" co-authored by Roberto Calderon, Lyn McGee and Dr. Paul Eder. It is almost 2019, with less than two weeks to finish an...

Takeaways from the 2018 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey

This article was written by Andrew Wagner, Web & Video Editor of Government Matters on WJLA-TV. You may also view the original version of this article at govmatters.tv. The results...

A Novel Concept for Fiscal Reform

A Call for a National Summit Without fiscal reform, our demise may be certain. While I am not an economist (my expertise lies in organizational effectiveness), I know many factors contribute to...

Being a Federal Employee, Simplified

For years I have read articles, listened to the pundits and politicians, and overheard many water cooler conversations about the lack of performance and accountability in federal agencies, the poor...

How Agencies Should Prep for Artificial Intelligence

Here are the opportunities and requirements for success. Artificial intelligence refers to the ability of computers systems to perform tasks that normally require human intellect and judgment. Also...

Do Your Programs Still Fit?

Perhaps you should try them on for size.From Grace Commissions to the National Performance Reviews (NPR) to Presidents Management Agendas (PMAs) to the Government Performance Results Modernization Act...

How Sharing Could Accelerate Reform

Active best practice sharing across government makes things better, faster, and cheaper.You know the old adage, you learned how to share in kindergarten and this skill should carry you through life....