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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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Video: With Innovation, 'More Isn't Better, Better Is Better'

September 13, 2012 Jonah Czerwinski is founding director of the VA Center for Innovation and has served as an advisor to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs since 2009. Learn more about his work on innovation in a piece he wrote for Excellence in Government here. "More isn't better," said Jonah Czerwinski, quoting Secretary ...

Take Control of Your Day With This Slow Down Exercise

September 13, 2012 There's a rule in life I often forget: You can only do one thing at a time. For as many directions as I get pulled in a given day, I'm never truly "multi-tasking." When I take on multiple tasks at once my attention toggles between tasks quickly, though I'm never ...

The Top 5 Government Services Companies of 2012

September 13, 2012 The government services industry is the second fastest growing industry in America, according to Inc. Magazine's "Inc. 5000." Every year since 2007, Inc. has released the "Inc. 5000," a list of the fastest growing privately held companies in America. Measuring aggregate growth from 2008 - 2011, the government services industry ...

Has Technology Killed Courtesy at Work?

September 12, 2012 Look no further than today's announcement of the iPhone 5 to witness the intense excitement that surrounds the devices that connect us. Everywhere we look--on the subway, in restaurants and walking down the street (look out for bears!)--we're incessantly poking at our screens, engaging and connecting. But for all this ...

Video: DoD's Deputy Chief Management Officer on the Importance of Decision Making

September 12, 2012 "The ability to decide," said Beth McGrath, Deputy Chief Management Officer for the Department of Defense, in response to what qualities are most important in effective government leaders. "Decisiveness is key to take action [and] challenge the status quo." McGrath spoke with Excellence in Government last week, where she reflected ...

Why We Lose Motivation at the Halfway Point

September 11, 2012 Imagine you're walking across a ten-mile desert. Five miles in, you're just as far from the end as you are from the beginning--it'd be as easy to turn around and go back as it would be to go on and finish. This, say researchers at the Kellogg School of Management, ...

The End of PowerPoint As You Know It

September 10, 2012 You know what's interesting about PowerPoint presentations? Usually nothing. What began as a wonderful tool for publicly conveying information has transformed into the ultimate crutch for the underprepared and verbose. Too much text is the enemy, and effective presenters know it. Carmine Gallo, a Contributor at Forbes.com, says we should ...

Nine Tech Tips for Starting a New Government Job

September 10, 2012 The learning curve at a new government job is high. From the acronyms to the bureaucracy, a new employee has his or her work cut out. And unless you're a luddite (no offense to any luddites out there...), a big part of that learning will involve a host of IT ...

How the CFPB Stole Talent from Silicon Valley

September 7, 2012 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently celebrated its first birthday. Birthed out of a tumultuous financial crisis, the young agency has been forced to rapidly scale and innovate. At Excellence in Government Live on Sept. 6, Dave Uejio, Lead for Talent Acquisition at CFPB, described the agency's philosophy of ...

The 8 Federal Agencies Most Attractive to New Grads

September 7, 2012 As recent graduates set out in search of new government jobs, there are only a handful of federal agencies that appear compatiable with the needs and wants of Generation Y. According to the Partnership for Public Service’s analysis of the 2011 NACE Student Survey, college student’s preference for public service ...