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Strategic Testing: The Importance of Ongoing Biosurveillance to the Future of Health Security

Strategic Testing: The Importance of Ongoing Biosurveillance to the Future of Health Security

Political leaders promoting policies that would limit available information about current, as well as future threats, hinders recommendations for the future and puts vulnerable populations at risk.…

Envisioning a Cohesive Health Care System

Envisioning a Cohesive Health Care System

An integrated system design recommended by Dr. Michael Fine meets the Lean criteria—more efficient, better customer value—potentially placing it at the core of a more functional, cost-effective and humane health…

First, Do No Harm

First, Do No Harm

In a nation with such a broad and diverse range of views, public administrators must reach across the aisles and show a willingness to hear from the other side, providing…

Comprehensive vs. Incremental Responses: The Debate Intensifies with the Pandemic—Part II

Comprehensive vs. Incremental Responses: The Debate Intensifies with the Pandemic—Part II

Previous conditions suggest that it is imperative that we move towards a more comprehensive, holistic vision to gain an understanding of the current problems and determine the best way to…

Thou Shalt Not Prosecute Crime (Part II): Alternatives to District Attorney Prosecutions

Thou Shalt Not Prosecute Crime (Part II): Alternatives to District Attorney Prosecutions

Some district attorneys believe in unilaterally prohibiting certain prosecutions, reducing penalties for crimes and prohibiting enhancements that could increase the required time to be served in prison. …

Inflation, Unemployment and Omicron

Inflation, Unemployment and Omicron

Considering the ongoing and uneven impact of the pandemic, it is time for action that raises average incomes.…

Using Good User Experience to Rebuild Citizens’ Trust in the Federal Government

Using Good User Experience to Rebuild Citizens’ Trust in the Federal Government

By building a good employee experience culture in the federal government, a good customer experience culture is built for providing government services—both of which depend on creating an excellent user…

The Overlooked Leadership Skill of Asking Questions

The Overlooked Leadership Skill of Asking Questions

There are several benefits to adopting an approach that includes asking powerful questions and then creating the space and time for a thoughtful response.…

Inciting Violence: Is It Right?

Inciting Violence: Is It Right?

Our technological advances, understanding of the human condition and abilities to communicate across time zones, countries and platforms should all lend well to improved relationships with those with whom we…

Public Administration and Jokes: We Need to Vent

Public Administration and Jokes: We Need to Vent

We can learn a lot about governments and public administration systems just by keeping up to date with circulating jokes, so keep them coming...It is good to have a laugh…

Public Health—Stealth Health: Part One

Public Health—Stealth Health: Part One

We now have a COVID epidemic of the unvaccinated. Why, when there is a widely available vaccine that could prevent most of this misery, are there so many people who…