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Mark Micheli

Editor, Excellence in Government Mark Micheli is Special Projects Editor for Government Executive Media Group. He's the editor of Excellence in Government Online and contributes to GovExec, NextGov and Defense One. 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.
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The Ultimate Stimulus: Death Star Petition Requires White House Response

December 13, 2012 A petition asking the Obama administration to secure funding for construction of a Death Star—the planet-destroying super space weapon that was blown up not once, but twice, during the original Star Wars trilogy (that’ll teach you to cover your exhaust ports…)—has secured enough signatures to require a response from the ...

A Year in Search: Google’s 2012 Year in Review

December 12, 2012 Today Google published their annual review of 2012, highlighting the most searched moments of the past year. It’s a beautiful video, encapsulating the mesmerizing achievements, devastating losses and unique quirks that defined humanity this year. Many of the most searched moments of the last year revolve around the people and ...

Photo: 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree

December 10, 2012 From the Architect of the Capitol: The 2012 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree was lit by Speaker of the House John Boehner during a ceremony on Tuesday, December 4, on the Capitol’s West Front lawn beginning at 5 p.m. Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, served as ...

Stop Using These 10 Buzzwords on Your Resume

December 10, 2012 You know what’s not “creative,” “effective,” or “innovative”? Using the words “creative,” “effective,” and “innovative” on your resume... By analyzing the resumes of its 187 million members, LinkedIn has once again compiled a list of the most overused professional buzzwords. Just like 2011, this year’s most overused buzzword was “creative,” ...

Apple CEO Talks Creativity, Innovation and Why People Trump Process

December 10, 2012 Let’s start with the simple premise articulated by Victoria Grady on this blog last week: “employees are the organization—use them.” All too often that is forgotten in our discussion of government. The notion of “government” as some gigantic, amorphous entity—hard to comprehend and even harder to change—misses the point that ...

One Minute of Advice From Steve Jobs You Must Hear

December 7, 2012 Though he passed away more than a year ago, Steve Jobs legacy and lessons (both the good and bad) continue to shape our view of the world. The blog Inneractive recently uncovered a one minute video of Jobs sharing his vision of the world and, more importantly, his view on ...

Why Too Much Data Destroys Your Decision Making Abilities

December 6, 2012 Federal executives have to make countless critical decisions all day long. Each of those decisions is supported by a robust amount of data—enabling leaders to make the best, most well informed decision possible. Or so we thought. Subscribe: Newsletter Facebook LinkedIn A new study proves what you’ve already probably felt ...

Alan Simpson Talks Fiscal Cliff on The Daily Show

December 6, 2012 Former U.S. Senator and Fiscal Commission co-chair Alan Simpson dropped by "The Daily Show" last night to talk about the fiscal cliff and solutions proposed by the Simpson-Bowles deficit proposal. Simpson and Stewart talked at length about the national debt. Watch the extended three-part interview below: Part 1: The Daily ...

'Boo-urns!': Mr. Burns Explains the Fiscal Cliff

December 5, 2012 Mr. Burns, the Simpsons' resident curmudgeon and old rich guy, emerged from his post-election depression to explain what this fiscal cliff thing is all about in terms we common folk can understand: “Think of the economy as a car and the rich man as the driver. If you don’t give ...

Gallup: Most Government Workers Like Working in the Public Sector

December 4, 2012 A Gallup poll released Monday shows that more Americans would prefer to have a private sector job than a government job—though nearly twice as many would like government employment than currently have it. According to the new poll, 60 percent of American adults would rather work for the private sector ...