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John Kamensky

John Kamensky
John M. Kamensky is Emeritus Fellow at the IBM Center for the Business of Government. He previously served as deputy director of Vice President Gore's National Partnership for Reinventing Government, a special assistant at the Office of Management and Budget, and as an assistant director at the Government Accountability Office. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and received a Masters in Public Affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.
Management

Disasters Are Inevitable; Government’s Inadequate Response Is Not

COMMENTARY | New research analyzing the responses of hundreds of local leaders identified common obstacles and proven ways to overcome them.

Management

The Future of Work Post-Pandemic: We’re Not Going Back

COMMENTARY | Suddenly, the conversation about telework has shifted from “do we have the right technologies in place?” to “do we have the right people policies and training in place?”

Management

When Bigger Is Better

COMMENTARY | Validating public policy outcomes is critical, but so is building on the evidence. A new study looks at what’s needed to expand successful programs.

Management

Data Evangelists Spread the Word on Boosting Government Performance

A recent gathering of state and local officials had the feel of an old time revival.

Tech & Data

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Government

While there is much potential in the use of AI in the public sector, the future is still . . . in the future.

Management

How Can Local Governments Embrace Participatory Budgeting?

Chicago alderman: “We need a new governance model, one that empowers people to make real decisions about policy and spending decisions.”