Esri Releases Smarter Government Book by Martin O’Malley

Martin O'Malley
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Smarter Government is a discussion and demonstration of a fundamentally entrepreneurial way of governing that’s about the data, mapping, and method for achieving dramatic public sector progress.

REDLANDS, Calif. — Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, today announced the publication of a new book by former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley, Smarter Government: How to Govern for Results in the Information Age.

The book proposes new ideas about leadership and applying technology in a way that encourages openness and public collaboration.

In addition to addressing specific issues of streets, air quality, education, and crime, [O’Malley] shows us how to combine governing, leading, and managing,” says Stephen Goldsmith, director of the Innovations in American Government Program at the Harvard Kennedy School.

“These lessons will be broadly important to our cities and states today,” Goldsmith continued, “where so many residents depend on high-quality, honest governance.”

Smarter Government is a discussion and demonstration of a fundamentally entrepreneurial way of governing that’s about the data, mapping, and method for achieving dramatic public sector progress.

According to O’Malley, government should work to make complex problems more transparent while delivering better outcomes and results. Smarter Government makes the case for a new and better way of governing that is simple, demonstrable, and understandable for every citizen.

O’Malley’s book also includes study and discussion questions and links to online exercises for readers to experience these tech-enabled methods.

Smarter Government: How to Govern for Results in the Information Age is available in print (ISBN: 9781589485242, 332 pages, US$39.99) and as an e-book (ISBN: 9781589485259, US$39.99).

Both editions can be obtained from most online retailers worldwide. The print edition is also available for purchase at esri.com/esripress or by calling 1-800-447-9778. If outside the United States, visit esri.com/esripressorders for complete ordering options, or visit esri.com/distributors to contact your local Esri distributor. Interested retailers can contact Esri Press book distributor Ingram Publisher Services.

About Esri

Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping, offers the most powerful geospatial cloud available, to help customers unlock the full potential of data to improve operational and business results. Founded in 1969, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations including 90 of the Fortune 100 companies, all 50 state governments, more than half of all counties (large and small), and 87 of the Forbes Top 100 Colleges in the U.S., as well as all 15 Executive Departments of the U.S. Government and dozens of independent agencies. With its pioneering commitment to geospatial information technology, Esri engineers the most advanced solutions for digital transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics.

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