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Something to Think About: Feedback Government

Something to Think About: Feedback Government

Wouldn’t it be awesome to have customer rating services like Yelp for the government sector? Here’s why I pose the question: I was visiting my cousin recently and I accompanied him…

Parenting and Public Administration

Parenting and Public Administration

Two of the great joys in my life are parenting and public administrating. Fourteen months into my time as a father I am recognizing how my most important job is…

Local, State and National Law Enforcement: Hiring and Training

Local, State and National Law Enforcement: Hiring and Training

Law enforcement agencies at all levels of the government along with private law enforcement or security companies are faced with the issues of hiring qualified employees and properly training these…

Using Video in Public Administration Education

Using Video in Public Administration Education

Video is a powerful and practical tool for teaching and learning in public administration educational settings, such as academic conferences, classrooms and online courses. Used appropriately, it can add vitality…

Lying and Intention in Public Administration

Judging from the number of articles devoted to the topic, lying is pervasive in many organizations. Newell's account of the former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper's "clearly erroneous" sworn…

What’s Next for the American Health Care Act?

What’s Next for the American Health Care Act?

Health politics are changing rapidly — In fact, this is my second time writing this column. The first version considered what the GOP's health reform might look like after the…

The American with Disabilities Act and the Public Safety Careers

The American with Disabilities Act and the Public Safety Careers

The mission of accredited police, fire and emergency services academies is to serve the community by training individuals as police officers, firefighters and EMT paramedics. Most state and local public…

Intersector Briefing: Cross Sector Collaboration in Cybersecurity

Intersector Briefing: Cross Sector Collaboration in Cybersecurity

In 2016, it seemed that cybersecurity, privacy and hacking were constantly in the news, from the heated discussion of election related hacking to the revelation that in December 2013, Yahoo…

Mayors Model Resiliency Policy on Volunteer Sweat Equity

Mayors Model Resiliency Policy on Volunteer Sweat Equity

National resiliency is in part grounded in the sweat equity of local volunteerism and the community leadership’s ability to harness that capacity for crisis readiness. The adage is largely true;…

As Changes to the ACA Remain Uncertain, the American System of Federalism Allows States to Move Forward with Healthcare Initiatives

As Changes to the ACA Remain Uncertain, the American System of Federalism Allows States to Move Forward with Healthcare Initiatives

It would seem relatively easy at this point to merely write a summary of the attempted but failed repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by Congress last…

Cybersecurity and Equality: Are Minorities Allowed to Play?

Cybersecurity and Equality: Are Minorities Allowed to Play?

I remember going to college (I was completing my masters at the time) and attending a job placement seminar. It had major employers from private, public and nonprofit sectors looking…

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