Governance & Public Finance

Making Capital Funding Reasonable, Stable, and Sustainable in Orange County, Virginia

2017-03-16T18:23:30+00:00Tags: , , |

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) frees up the flow of information within an organization to help leaders anticipate and prepare for strategic, “big picture” risks. The author discusses the strengths of ERM compared with other forms of risk management, the types of organizations that ERM can (and cannot) benefit, and the basic steps for implementing ERM.

Director’s Experience Building Resiliency in Local Government Informs Graduate Certificate Programs at SPIA

2017-03-21T14:08:40+00:00Tags: , , , |

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) frees up the flow of information within an organization to help leaders anticipate and prepare for strategic, “big picture” risks. The author discusses the strengths of ERM compared with other forms of risk management, the types of organizations that ERM can (and cannot) benefit, and the basic steps for implementing ERM.

Enterprise Risk Management: A Key to Organizational Resilience and Self-Defense

2017-03-21T14:12:12+00:00Tags: |

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) frees up the flow of information within an organization to help leaders anticipate and prepare for strategic, “big picture” risks. The author discusses the strengths of ERM compared with other forms of risk management, the types of organizations that ERM can (and cannot) benefit, and the basic steps for implementing ERM.

2014 Ethics Reform in Virginia

2016-12-11T17:07:11+00:00Tags: |

Nearly 40 state and local officials, alumni, students, and faculty joined Virginia Issues & Answers (VIA) and the Virginia Tech School of Public and International Affairs on January 15 in Richmond, Va., for a panel discussion that provided a critical review of the key themes in ethics reform proposals under consideration during the 2014 Virginia General Assembly [...]

Photo IDs: The Outreach Challenge for Virginia Election Officials

2016-12-11T17:07:11+00:00Tags: |

Tom Parkins retired on Jan. 1 as general registrar for the City of Alexandria, Va., having served since 2000. He previously spent three years as a senior election consultant with the International Foundation for Election Systems, working in the Balkans, including post-war Bosnia and the former Soviet Union. Parkins started his work in election administration [...]

Ensuring the Franchise for Remote Military and Overseas Voters

2016-12-11T17:07:11+00:00Tags: |

Donald Palmer was appointed secretary of the Virginia Board of Elections by former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell in 2011. He is the commonwealth’s chief election official and the head of the state agency charged with the implementation and uniformity of state and federal election laws. He served as the Florida Department of State’s director of [...]

Ethics Reforms in the States

2016-12-11T17:07:11+00:00Tags: |

Peggy Kerns has been the director of the Center for Ethics in Government at the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) in Denver since 1999. Prior to NCSL, she was deputy assistant secretary for the Office of Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C. From 1989 to 1997, she served [...]

Ethics Reform Legislation: The Federal Experience and the Commonwealth of Virginia

2016-12-11T17:07:11+00:00Tags: |

Generous campaign contributions, elaborate gifts, luxury travel, and concerns over undue influence in government were all prominent elements of an ethics scandal that rocked the federal government about a decade ago. That scandal resulted in disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff receiving a sentence of six years in federal prison pursuant to guilty pleas of mail fraud, [...]