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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: Steve Jobs and the Secret to a Great Presentation

February 26, 2013 Arthur Levinson, Apple’s chairman of the board, recently told Fortune, “I’m still not to the point where I walk into that board room and don’t miss Steve.” He’s not alone. Steve Jobs’ fans and devotees have been in mourning since his death in 2011. And why, in part, do people ...

Why Managing Sucks (and How to Fix It)

February 25, 2013 Listen to the story: Download this episode | Subscribe on iTunes The Excellence in Government Podcast features interviews with public and private sector thought leaders to offer rising feds tips for tackling government’s most pressing management challenges. You’re here because you made a choice. You read the headline, synapses firing ...

How Street Signs Are Made

February 25, 2013 Maybe you knew a kid growing up who stole street signs (or perhaps you were the kid doing the stealing). Did you ever wonder how those signs came to be? Turns out a lot of work goes into making each STOP, YIELD and X-ING sign you unquestioningly use each day. ...

Michelle Obama and Jimmy Fallon Show Off 'Evolution of Mom Dancing'

February 23, 2013 Michelle Obama and Jimmy Fallon have teamed up once again to promote the First Lady's Let's Move campaign. Adorned in "mom" drag, Fallon was joined by FLOTUS to film the "Evolution of Mom Dancing" (for the uninitiated, it's a parody of one of the most popular YouTube videos of all ...

President Obama Sends Kid President Message, Kid President Freaks Out

February 22, 2013 Some of you may remember Kid President from his amazing pep talk that we posted here last month. Well, in the interest of making this an awesome year, he’s back—with a special cameo from President Obama. In the video below, Kid President meets Big President, as Obama himself enlists the ...

The 30 Biggest Risks Facing the Federal Government in 2013

February 22, 2013 This month, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) updated its biannual High Risk List. The list includes 30 topics the GAO says are of greatest risk to the federal government in 2013. Many of the areas added to the list in 2011 have seen significant improvement, so much so that two ...

The Anatomy of a Winning Resume

February 19, 2013 Tired of your job? Ready for a career change? Looking to switch agencies? Maybe get into/out of government? Whatever it is you’re looking to do, one thing is true: You need a good looking resume. Why does your resume need to stand out? Because competition is high: According to an ...

Update: Meteor Explodes Over Russia, 1,000 Injured

February 15, 2013 Updated at 11:53 a.m. A 10 ton meteorite entered the Earth’s atmosphere over Russia’s southern Chelyabinsk region Friday morning at 33,000 mph, exploding an estimated 18 – 32 miles above ground. CNN is reporting that the resulting blast resulted in 500 injuries (Update: Now upgraded to nearly 1,000), most of ...

Watergate: Marco Rubio’s Awkward Drink of Water In GIF Form

February 13, 2013 Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) got parched at an inopportune time while delivering the GOP’s State of the Union rebuttal. The popular senator appeared to grow increasingly uncomfortable as the speech went on, culminating in him finally reaching off camera for a tiny bottle of water. Like all awkward moments in ...

Obama Exchanges Heartwarming ‘Fist Bump’ With Mark Kirk

February 13, 2013 It wasn’t shown on live TV, but just moments before delivering his State of the Union address, President Obama exchanged an “exploding fist bump” with Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.). Kirk, who suffered a stroke in 2012 at the age of 52, recently made an emotional return to the Senate. Gawker ...