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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: The untold story of how the GPO became a model of federal cost savings

August 31, 2012 Stop what you’re doing right now and look down at your HSPD-12 mandated government ID card. Do you know where it came from? A little agency, that’s often out of mind but rarely out of sight, is responsible for not just your government issued ID card, but just about every...

Using targeted training programs to deliver on mission

August 31, 2012 We all know the government enjoys a good performance measure. For all the things we attempt to measure, training and development programs often get short shrift. They require resources to stand up, commitment from both the trainers and the trainees, and represent a long-term investment with seemingly uncertain outcomes. But...

Three questions to resuscitate a dying meeting

August 29, 2012 How often do you leave a meeting, bleary eyed, brain flickering between life and death, thinking, “That was a HUGE waste of my time!" These feelings result from a lack of engagement with the discussion, feeling at a loss for what the meeting's intended outcomes were or, quite likely, getting...

Video: OMB Controller on modernizing government with fewer resources

August 29, 2012 Danny Werfel, Controller at the Office of Management and Budget, spoke at Excellence in Government on May 7, 2012. There, he spoke about the lessons he learned from setting up Recovery.gov, how data and transparency are key to transforming government and how, despite declining resources, we can still modernize government....

How Jerry Seinfeld is training me for a marathon

August 29, 2012 As I prepare to run my second marathon (and let’s be honest, “run” is generous for how my first marathon went--it was more of a perpetual stumble) I fully acknowledge that my biggest obstacle is consistency. I’ve always struggled to get out each day and put the mileage in, regularly...

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