Monthly Archives: April 2017

Barriers: Conversations from the 13th Annual Black Policy Conference

Elizabeth Morehead, MPP, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives  The Harvard Kennedy School hosted their 13th annual Black Policy Conference this past April 7th-9th and it was not a hair shy of amazing and inspiring. The conference was filled with speakers who shared knowledge, provided encouragement, and highlighted the great need of mobilization and action in […]

Wonkcast Episode 2: The Plight of the Unpaid Intern

Introducing Episode 2 of WonkCast, a podcast that’ll help you navigate the wonky world of policy so you don’t get lost in the weeds. Episode 2: The Plight of the Unpaid Intern This week, special guest Pam Derck joins our team to discuss unpaid internships and how they can lead to discrimination and exploitation of university […]

Introducing WonkCast, A Podcast to Help You Navigate the Wonky World of Policy

Today, Brief Policy Perspectives is proud to introduce WonkCast, a podcast that’ll help you navigate the wonky world of policy so you don’t get lost in the weeds. Policy matters. From under-the-radar regulations to innovations in social policy, the Trachtenberg WonkCast team will cover it all in a fun and digestible format. Nathan Rupp steers […]

USDS and 18F: Modernizing Government IT for the 21st Century

Michael Steinberg, MPP, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives It’s clear that in retrospect, the rollout of Healthcare.gov in 2014 was a technological disaster. Patients that logged on to shop for health insurance experienced a slow, inefficient, and glitchy website. Although contractors did much of the work designing and creating the website, a significant portion of the […]

Getting Small with Microgrids: Standards for Cybersecurity and Efficiency

By Charles Landau, MPA & Kevin Sullivan, MPA Winter Blockbuster It’s an overused Hollywood trope: somewhere in a filthy bungalow, a punkish, brooding twentysomething math genius is typing inscrutable white lines of gobbledygook onto a black background. A questionable selection of metal or electronic dance music plays in the background while the young cyberwarrior aggressively sucks […]