February 17, 2011

The Recovery Act At Two Years : Transforming Government to Win the Future

We’ve accomplished a lot over the last two years. I just returned from a cabinet meeting with the Vice President at which we discussed the successes of the Recovery Act: we’ve found new ways of doing business, we pioneered collaboration that cultivates efficiency and innovation, and we made certain, American cities are better positioned to […]

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February 14, 2011

The Evolving CIO: The Challenges of the 2nd Decade

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In the course of the two decades that the federal Chief Information Officer (CIO) position has existed, the landscape for information management strategy and implementation has changed dramatically: globalization, the rise and dominance of Internet, the ever-accelerating trend to put more and more processing power into smaller and smaller devices, have led to countless innovations […]

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HUD gets word out about ensuring equal access to housing for the LGBT community

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Our  guest blogger today is Kenneth J. Carroll,Director, HUD’s Fair Housing Assistance Program Division, Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity HUD continues to let the public know about its initiative to ensure equal access of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people to its programs. On Wednesday, February 9, John Trasviña, Assistant Secretary for […]

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February 11, 2011

Supporting Affordability and Accessibility Through Housing Finance Reform

This morning, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and I unveiled the Obama Administration’s release of a strong plan to fix the fundamental flaws in the mortgage market and improve the way government supports affordable homeownership and rental housing. The plan puts real ideas on the table to preserve access and affordability for years to come in […]

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THE SHAME OF VETERAN HOMELESSNESS

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Hispanic and African American Vets at greater risk of living on the streets/shelters Our guest blogger today is Mark Johnston, HUD Deputy Assistant Secretary for Special Needs Programs For the first time ever, HUD and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published the most comprehensive analysis of the extent of homelessness among American veterans.  According to […]

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