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Net Neutrality and the Public Sector: Who is Responsible for That?

Net Neutrality and the Public Sector: Who is Responsible for That?

An essential component in retrieving and disseminating vital information is obtaining access to it in a free and transparent manner. For the public sector, this rule has governed much of…

Basics of Disaster Contracting

Basics of Disaster Contracting

After 20 plus years of doing conventional contracting, I have entered into the world of disaster contracting and the differences are many. I don’t like to use the word ‘conventional’…

More Communities Should Focus on Their Assets and Not Their Needs

More Communities Should Focus on Their Assets and Not Their Needs

Recent reporting by the New York Times has highlighted the amount of taxpayer dollars that state and local governments spend on incentives to attract and retain businesses. At the extreme,…

The Long and Short of It

The Long and Short of It

There’s an old saying to the effect that a politician’s idea of “long term” is the period between now and the next election. That’s understandable; our electoral system is set…

Growing Digital Health, Increasing Challenges for Public Administrators – Part II

Growing Digital Health, Increasing Challenges for Public Administrators – Part II

This article is the second part of an article started last week where we discussed some of the ways digital health information is currently being used and some of the possible…

Aligning Emergency Management Education and Practice

Aligning Emergency Management Education and Practice

By: Thomas E. Poulin One of the challenges for graduate public administration programs is that, often, those entering such programs have little, if any, academic foundation in public administration. As…

Growing Digital Health, Increasing Challenges for Public Administrators (Part I)

  Information Communications Technologies (ICTs) are becoming a core part of the healthcare landscape, challenging public administrators to understand, participate and guide this rapidly evolving area. The 2009 Health Information…

Strategic Management of Medical Disasters

Strategic Management of Medical Disasters

By: Christine Springer Improving disaster response capabilities during an extreme biological incident or emergency requiring medical countermeasures requires strategic management. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) leads…

Taking Law Seriously

Taking Law Seriously

By: David Schultz Law matters.  It especially matters in public administration and policy.  Yet for too many years the public administration profession has ignored the connection between the law how…