Government Culture

June 07, 2017

Federal chief information officers may have one of government's hardest jobs: protecting our country's largest networks against rapidly evolving cyber threats, while being stuck with technology that's often decades old. Add to the mix a set of bureaucratic rules dictating how they buy IT, and it... read more

May 26, 2017

What is good government and which cities practice it? Those are the questions driving a new annual report of U.S. cities. For the first time ever, the nonprofit Living Cities partnered with Governing to study how cities measure up to their definition of a high-performing government.

May 16, 2017

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao indicated Monday that state and local governments with money lined up for projects would reap the most federal dollars under President Trump's promised infrastructure program.

May 10, 2017

A group representing the country's mayors has launched a new infrastructure task force to work closely with the Trump administration and Congress on a massive rebuilding package. The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) hopes to shape President Trump's $1 trillion proposal, which the administration... read more

April 19, 2017

The purpose of this guide is to help elected and senior government officials understand how public procurement can help achieve their goals or get their entity into trouble. Written from the perspective of a seasoned public official mentoring other executives new to the public sector, the guide... read more

Image by Phil Roeder on Flickr. Licensed under CC BY.
March 30, 2017

If there’s a manual anywhere on public-private partnerships (P3s/PPPs), it may have been written in Washington, D.C.  But not, as one might suspect, by lawmakers in the halls of the U.S.

March 23, 2017

Tighter budgets, increased costs, self-funding laws and the overall technical complexity of the market have caused a challenging environment for government revenue management professionals. How do the most successful government offices maintain compliance, raise reimbursement and reduce time to... read more

March 22, 2017

A common theme is emerging in the midst of digital urban transformation and the new digital economy.

March 21, 2017

In the early days of American government, engagement with citizens was composed of letters, spirited speeches at city hall and the occasional revolution. Today, after waning and resurging, waning and resurging, the interactions between people and their government have largely taken a new form.... read more

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