Government Executive - Authors - Mark Michelihttp://www.govexec.comMark Micheli is Special Projects Editor for Government Executive Media Group. He's the editor of <em>Excellence in Government Online</em> and contributes to <em>GovExec,</em> <em>NextGov</em> and <em>Defense One</em>. Previously, he worked on national security and emergency management issues with the US Treasury Department and the Department of Homeland Security. He's a graduate of the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs and studied at Drake University.en-usThu, 19 Dec 2013 14:42:50 -0500The Budget Deal: An Okay End to a Very Bad Year for Medical Researchhttp://www.govexec.com/management/2013/12/budget-deal-okay-end-very-bad-year-medical-research/75758/Congress has offered some relief to NIH, but Francis Collins says lawmakers are still scrimping on essential science.Mark Micheli, The AtlanticThu, 19 Dec 2013 14:42:50 -0500http://www.govexec.com/management/2013/12/budget-deal-okay-end-very-bad-year-medical-research/75758/ManagementLorraine Gudas, chair of pharmacology at Weill Cornell Medical College, and others, participate in a "Rally for Medical Research," Monday, April 8, 2013, in Washington.Jacquelyn Martin/APThe Best Way to Fix HealthCare.gov? Scrap It and Start Over.http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/12/excellence-government-podcast-noble-ackerson/74111/Former government tech consultant says a total rebuild would be most effective solution.Ross Gianfortune and Mark MicheliMon, 02 Dec 2013 08:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/12/excellence-government-podcast-noble-ackerson/74111/Management - Promising PracticesWhat NASA Can Teach the Rest of Government About Using Social Mediahttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/11/what-nasa-can-teach-rest-government-about-using-social-media/71918/From Twitter to Reddit, NASA has social media figured out.Mark MicheliTue, 05 Nov 2013 20:56:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/11/what-nasa-can-teach-rest-government-about-using-social-media/71918/Management - Promising PracticesWatch All Six Moon Landings in One Videohttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/10/watch-all-six-moon-landings-one-video/72701/This is pretty cool.Mark MicheliFri, 25 Oct 2013 16:34:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/10/watch-all-six-moon-landings-one-video/72701/Management - Promising PracticesYoutubeInfographic: Visualizing the Shutdown's Real-Time Impact on Federal Employeeshttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/10/infographic-visualizing-shutdowns-impact-federal-employees/71705/A striking real-time data visualization of the shutdown's scope.Mark MicheliThu, 10 Oct 2013 13:11:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/10/infographic-visualizing-shutdowns-impact-federal-employees/71705/Management - Promising PracticesEnigma.ioAfter the Retirement Wave Crests, Who’s Left?http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/10/after-retirement-wave-crests-whos-left/71525/Why succession planning is more important than ever.Mark MicheliTue, 08 Oct 2013 17:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/10/after-retirement-wave-crests-whos-left/71525/Management - Promising PracticesShutdown Continues Dark Days for Medical Researchhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/10/shutdown-continues-dark-days-medical-research/71292/Between the sequester and the shutdown, repeated hits to research funding may have serious consequences for scientific advancement.Mark MicheliThu, 03 Oct 2013 15:04:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/10/shutdown-continues-dark-days-medical-research/71292/Management - Promising PracticesCharles Dharapak/APBursts of Productivity Are Key to Getting Things Donehttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/09/long-uninterrupted-bursts-productivity-are-key-getting-things-done/69248/Practice "Deep Immersion" to limit your email-induced ADD.Mark MicheliWed, 04 Sep 2013 09:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/09/long-uninterrupted-bursts-productivity-are-key-getting-things-done/69248/Management - Promising PracticesImage via Varijanta/Shutterstock.comWhy You Should Stress Your Employees Outhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/09/why-you-should-stress-your-employees-out/69251/Office anxiety might not be as bad as it sounds.Mark MicheliTue, 03 Sep 2013 09:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/09/why-you-should-stress-your-employees-out/69251/Management - Promising PracticesImage via prodakszyn/Shutterstock.comThe Simple Reason Perfectionism Is So Dangeroushttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/08/simple-reason-perfectionism-so-dangerous/69254/A little advice from the late David Foster Wallace.Mark MicheliThu, 29 Aug 2013 09:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/08/simple-reason-perfectionism-so-dangerous/69254/Management - Promising PracticesThe Cool Tool Helping Everyday Citizens Track Cyber Attacks in Real Timehttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/08/cool-tool-helping-everyday-citizens-track-cyber-attacks-real-time/69269/A tool that helps you visualize how often data breaches occur.Mark Micheli, Excellence in GovernmentTue, 27 Aug 2013 09:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/08/cool-tool-helping-everyday-citizens-track-cyber-attacks-real-time/69269/Management - Promising PracticesWhy You’re Failing to Change Your Organization (And How to Do It Better)http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/08/why-youre-failing-change-your-organization-and-how-do-it-better/68159/The importance of leading change through behavior.Mark MicheliTue, 06 Aug 2013 17:24:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/08/why-youre-failing-change-your-organization-and-how-do-it-better/68159/Management - Promising PracticesWatch Curiosity’s First Year on Mars in This Hypnotic Two Minute Time-lapse http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/08/watch-curiositys-first-year-mars-hypnotic-two-minute-time-lapse/67940/NASA releases video showing the rover's entire year on Mars in two minutes.Mark MicheliThu, 01 Aug 2013 15:13:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/08/watch-curiositys-first-year-mars-hypnotic-two-minute-time-lapse/67940/Management - Promising PracticesNASA/JPLUSDA Paid $36 Million to a Lot of Dead Peoplehttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/07/usda-paid-36-million-lot-dead-people/67841/GAO report reveals improper payments to thousands of deceased farmers.Mark MicheliWed, 31 Jul 2013 16:59:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/07/usda-paid-36-million-lot-dead-people/67841/Management - Promising PracticesThe U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington D.C.Wikimedia CommonsSequestration Got You Down? Embrace It, Says Defense Leaderhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/07/beth-mcgrath-podcast-excellence-government/66806/Defense’s Deputy Chief Management Officer talks living into the fiscal environment’s opportunities.Mark MicheliTue, 23 Jul 2013 18:20:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/07/beth-mcgrath-podcast-excellence-government/66806/Management - Promising PracticesHow The States Got Their Nameshttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/07/how-states-got-their-names/62999/The origins behind the names of all 50 states.Mark MicheliMon, 22 Jul 2013 16:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/07/how-states-got-their-names/62999/Management - Promising PracticesImage via yui/Shutterstock.comHow the Defense Department Communicates http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/07/how-defense-department-communicates/65975/A conversation about the tech powering DoD’s global collaboration efforts.Mark MicheliTue, 16 Jul 2013 17:15:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/07/how-defense-department-communicates/65975/Management - Promising PracticesInfographic: The Benefits of Biking to Workhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/07/benefits-biking-work/64877/Save the planet and your health by biking to work this summer.Mark MicheliMon, 15 Jul 2013 16:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/07/benefits-biking-work/64877/Management - Promising PracticesImage via Arek_malang/Shutterstock.comThe One Question The Best Federal Leaders Ask Themselveshttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/06/one-question-best-agencies-ask-themselves/65072/Former OMB Performance Director Shelley Metzenbaum shares the secret of high performing agencies.Mark MicheliFri, 21 Jun 2013 17:44:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/06/one-question-best-agencies-ask-themselves/65072/Management - Promising PracticesWe’ve Been Whining About ‘Modern’ Life for Over 100 Yearshttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/06/weve-been-whining-about-modern-life-over-100-years/65207/Before email, letters were the bane of our existence.Mark MicheliWed, 19 Jun 2013 16:45:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/06/weve-been-whining-about-modern-life-over-100-years/65207/Management - Promising Practices15 Things the Public Has More Confidence in Than Congresshttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/06/15-things-public-has-more-confidence-congress/64871/Americans' confidence in Congress has dropped to a record low.Mark MicheliThu, 13 Jun 2013 17:22:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/06/15-things-public-has-more-confidence-congress/64871/Management - Promising PracticesImage via Gary Blakeley/Shutterstock.comVideo: Guitar Playing NIH Director Nails ‘The Sequester Blues’http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/06/video-guitar-playing-nih-director-nails-sequester-blues/64433/Sequestration got you down? This might cheer you up.Mark MicheliThu, 06 Jun 2013 18:01:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/06/video-guitar-playing-nih-director-nails-sequester-blues/64433/Management - Promising PracticesFNIHVideo: Why Brainstorming Doesn’t Work http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/06/video-why-brainstorming-doesnt-work/64262/Also, you need to start being more critical.Mark MicheliTue, 04 Jun 2013 17:57:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/06/video-why-brainstorming-doesnt-work/64262/Management - Promising PracticesImage via Mopic/Shutterstock.comThe New Type of Leader Government Needs Nowhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/06/new-type-leader-government-needs-now/64223/The original vision of the SES has never been realized.Mark MicheliTue, 04 Jun 2013 17:39:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/06/new-type-leader-government-needs-now/64223/Management - Promising PracticesCleaning Up GSA: A Year After Scandal, Has The Agency Improved?http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/05/cleaning-gsa-year-later-how-has-agency-improved/63770/GSA's Acting Administrator shares how the agency has turned around.Mark MicheliTue, 28 May 2013 17:22:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2013/05/cleaning-gsa-year-later-how-has-agency-improved/63770/Management - Promising Practices