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4 Times Good Government Has Done Excellent Things


Contrary to what a few cynics might believe, the name “Excellence in Government” isn’t meant to be ironic. Those of us who work in and write about government know that there are excellent—often times extraordinary—things happening in government everyday.

So, we unreservedly assert that good government CAN do great things—and we look forward to celebrating those achievements with the federal community May 13 – 14 at the Excellence in Government Conference in Washington, D.C.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Vice President Al Gore
  • Dan Tangherlini, Acting Administrator, General Services Administration
  • Beth McGrath, Deputy Chief Management Officer, Department of Defense
  • Lieutenant General John Wissler, Deputy Commandant for Programs and Resources, Headquarters Marine Corps
  • Rhea Suh, Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget, Department of the Interior
  • Nani Coloretti, Assistant Secretary for Management, Department of the Treasury
  • And many others

Join us by signing up to attend or tweet us @ExcelGov and @GovExec to share how you and your agency plan to be excellent.

Below, four examples of when good government has done excellent things:

1. March 1, 1936 – Hoover Dam Completed Two Years Ahead of Schedule

2. July 20, 1969 – Apollo 11 Lands on the Moon

3. Aug. 6, 2012 – Curiosity Rover Lands in Gale Crater on Mars

4. Oct. 30, 2012 – Federal Government Coordinates Massive Response to Hurricane Sandy, The Second Costliest Hurricane in U.S. History

Tell us about other times good government has done excellent things in the comments below or tweet @ExcelGov.

How will you #BeExcellent?

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