All posts tagged "North America"

  • International GovTech maturity “lower than expected”, says World Bank

    Despite increasing investment across the world, GovTech maturity is “lower than expected” in most countries and digital citizen engagement lacking, research from the World Bank has found. While most governments

    • Posted September 22, 2021
    • 0
  • The science of systems: an interview with Stephen Lucas, Canada’s health chief

    The pandemic has given scientists a key role in shaping policies; but scientific methods, says Health Canada deputy minister Stephen Lucas, are just as helpful in managing systems. The former

    • Posted September 22, 2020
    • 0
  • US Office of Personnel Management pushes for easier federal dismissal

    US agencies have been tasked with eliminating “unnecessary barriers to addressing poor performance” by March 2020, in a move that would make it easier to fire federal employees. In a

    • Posted October 1, 2019
    • 1
  • US aims to head off shutdown with budget agreement

    A two-year budget agreement has been reached in the US, in a bid to avert the possibility of another government shutdown and the first-ever federal default which would send shockwaves

    • Posted July 30, 2019
    • 1
  • US federal unions vow to fight executive orders after court defeat

    US federal employee unions have pledged to fight the overturning of a court ruling blocking the implementation of three controversial executive orders which diminish federal workers’ collective bargaining rights. The

    • Posted July 25, 2019
    • 1
  • US federal agencies to go paperless by 2022

    All USA government agencies have been instructed to keep paperless records, switching to a digital format by the end of 2022. The instruction comes from the Office of Management and Budget

    • Posted July 9, 2019
    • 2
  • Trump drops forest centre cuts plan

    The Trump administration has reversed its decision to close or outsource US Forest Service training centres, following bipartisan opposition from Congress. Under the plans, responsibility for the Job Corps Civilian

    • Posted June 26, 2019
    • 0
  • Canada appoints partners to replace Phoenix pay system

    The Canadian government has appointed three tech vendors to test the options for replacing its doomed Phoenix pay system. Last year, the Ottawa administration announced that it would scrap Phoenix and

    • Posted June 19, 2019
    • 2
  • Canada pilots blockchain staff records

    The Government of Canada (GC) is using blockchain technology to issue project-based employees with a kind of digital CV, providing “a permanent, self-owned and secure record of their skills and

    • Posted June 17, 2019
    • 1
  • US consults on quantum computing strategy

    The White House has launched a public consultation on its national quantum computing policy, which sets out an expectation that government agencies should create “detailed execution plans” to realise the

    • Posted June 13, 2019
    • 0