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A Case Study on Committee for Education Funding

The Raben Group has been a vital partner in our efforts to re-energize CEF. Joel and his colleagues bring exceptional skill, professionalism, and enthusiasm to their efforts to serve our members and we couldn’t be more satisfied. ” – Jon Fansmith, President of the Committee for Education Funding

The Raben Group manages all aspects of the CEF coalition, including advocacy, press outreach, membership retention and development, events, weekly updates, and weekly membership meetings. Principal Joel Packer, in addition to serving his other education clients, also serves as CEF’s Executive Director. Joel’s expertise in education budget and policy issues immediately led to an improved image for CEF and an increase in membership.

Our team has helped to significantly raise the frequency and quality of communications, issuing updates at least weekly that summarize and analyze congressional and Obama Administration activities. The firm has also increased CEF’s credibility and visibility with policymakers and the media. As Executive Director, Joel has been quoted in numerous media outlets including NPR’s All Things Considered, Marketplace, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Education Week, Education Daily, and The National Review. Click here to read more…

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Case Study on Gibson Guitar Raid

the Gibson Guitar Corporation and confiscated wood, hard drives, and guitars on the suspicion that Gibson had illegally imported Indian hardwood. The story is newsworthy to be sure, and it was covered by the Associated Press, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, NPR, CNN and others. But Fox stands apart from the rest for both the volume and tone of its coverage.

Gibson Guitar Corporation Case Study

Unlike the other news outlets, Fox speculated that the raid was politically motivated, citing the Gibson CEO’s Republican party identification. At the same time, Fox largely omitted important background information that sheds light on why Gibson may have been targeted. Fox also linked the story to narratives about the Obama administration, regulation and jobs — in line with Congressional Republicans who have incorporated the Gibson case into their broader criticisms of the administration. Click here to read more…

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A Study for Exploration and Exploitation: Toward a Theory of Knowledge Sharing in Digital Government Projects

A Study about Exploration and Exploitation: Toward a Theory of Knowledge Sharing in Digital Government Projects

Abstract: This study examines knowledge sharing processes in digital government projects (DGPs). Knowledge sharing processes are a central feature of the functioning of government, but, with very few exceptions, they have received little attention in the literature. The importance of knowledge sharing has become even more evident with the rise of digital government initiatives, as these have a networking effect on bureaucracies, by bringing together individuals from different organizational units, with different skill sets, and different mental models, to work on a common goal – the implementation of the project. With multiple agencies and multidisciplinary knowledge coming together, it is necessary to combine and reconnect the required knowledge. Based on empirical data from four DGPs in two different countries, Switzerland and the United States of America, a theoretical model for knowledge sharing in DGPs is proposed.

Introduction: The possibilities the Internet affords have grown to be ever more important for government agencies in recent years. With tasks continuously growing in complexity and with more decentralized structures, Internetrelated technologies have become a necessity for government agencies to function successfully. In addition, the managerial mindset created by public sector reforms such as the National Performance Review (NPR) in the United States (Osborne & Gaebler 1992; National Performance Review 1993) or the New Public Management (NPM) in Europe (Barzelay 1992, 2001; Schedler 1995) demanded that citizens’ interests be at the core of public administration’s attention, advocating a customer orientation comparable to the private sector. Together with the information society as a driving force, this has led politicians and government officials the world over to make large investments in new information and communication technologies (ICT) in order to provide public services online. keep reading…