Government Culture

August 16, 2017

Public-sector organizations have shown they can be nimble in a crisis. Focusing on agility could help them keep pace with changing needs during challenges-and beyond. As the manufacturing economy of the industrial age is transformed into the digital economy of the information age, our public-... read more

July 18, 2017

Seattle. Denver. Austin. Kalamazoo.

They’re not often spoken of in the same breath. But they could be.

Kalamazoo’s Imagine Kalamazoo 2025 master plan and strategic vision process is close to its end.

July 17, 2017

Government rarely leads when it comes to technology innovation. That’s because the funding required is simply not available. However, governmental entities are finally moving into the next phase of IT modernization – mobile apps. 

July 13, 2017

"Smart cities" suffers from overuse as a buzzword, but the attention the concept receives is a testament to the substance beneath the surface. The word means slightly different things in each context it is used, but for most, it represents the potential for idealized values to materialize.

July 12, 2017

Congressman Dan Kildee (D-MI 5th District) announced today that he is starting a new congressional forum to rethink how national policymakers invest in cities. "My hometown of Flint has captured many newspaper headlines in recent years," he said in a recent release. “But even before the water... read more

July 11, 2017

Sam Pitroda, 75, is best known as the technology whiz who transformed India's telecommunications industry to make connectivity widespread and affordable some three decades ago. Armed with a veritable carte blanche from Rajiv Gandhi, India's prime minister in the mid- to late 1980s, he went on to... read more

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

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