Barbara Petersen has been fighting back efforts to make Florida’s government less transparent for more than 20 years. There haven’t been many battles more consequential than the one she’s waging right now.
Corporate social responsibility is failing because companies are not effectively engaging their stakeholders. Implement these 5 tips to boost CSR, today.
"Some stakeholders perceive CSR as a cover for mismanagement of resources elsewhere, creating a culture of unaccountability by encouraging business penance to appease the public. Obviously these trade-offs run contrary to the spirit of responsibility. Thus responsible companies have to work to overcome the perception of inauthenticity."
The discipline offers a more welcoming learning environment and a plethora of job possibilities.
But David Morganstein and other statisticians say they have found reasons that others in tech would do well to emulate. They include creating a welcoming environment; establishing a critical mass of more than 20 percent women, so they don’t feel like oddities or outliers; and promoting female leaders to serve as role models.
Matt Dorfman We live in a world made of computers. Your car is a computer that drives down the freeway at 60 mph with you strapped inside. If you live or work in a modern building, computers regulate its temperature and respiration.
Local government officials team up to develop standards and a data repository for 311 centers.
“The data that’s collected now allows us to say ‘Here are the issues, here are the questions and here are the changes that we need to make in regard to our response to targeted [neighborhoods],” Lue said.
Less rules and more talking. Sounds fun, right? Mitch Herckis, Director of Government Affairs at the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO), is a proponent of more communication and less outright bans for government cybersecurity. He recently spoke with Christopher Dorobek, host of the podcast DorobekINSIDER, on cybersecurity regulations on the state governing... Read more »
A group of techies, political scientists and open government advocates are putting their heads together at a hackathon this weekend to develop new digital tools, policies and technologies to overcome the dysfunction gripping Congress.
"Research shows a direct link between stakeholder engagement and market value. Since company health and wealth are at stake, it’s critical not just to build strong relationships with your key stakeholders but also to track how well the organization is meeting their needs."
The final version of the federal blueprint on open government for 2014-16 remains silent on updating the 32-year-old Access to Information law, despite public pleas during several consultations — including a recent round of public feedback on a...
18F has quietly become the bleeding edge of the US federal government's adoption of open source software. Read about the benefits and challenges of open source going mainstream.
Open source could help drive collaboration:
"There's a clear progression that nearly every government agency goes through, from consuming open source, to publishing open source (as a one-way broadcast), to collaborating on open source (either their own projects, or others)," said Balter. "A similar progression is also seen from open source (geeks), to open data (geek consumed, but produced by wonks), and open government policy (fully wonks).
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