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Startup government?

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is seeking private businesspeople to participate in a new program that aims to cultivate a spirit of entrepreneurship among employees and develop an environment conducive to innovation. Sounds like Uncle Sam has been following Mark Zuckerberg on Twitter.

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Experts: Public-private partnerships a good tool for government

Barriers to partnerships between private firms and government for major projects should be knocked down, and elected officials should embrace — rather than shy away from — such deals, according to a panel of experts speaking at a summer conference here.

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Week in review: 4/6/12

Hope springs eternal for O’s When the Baltimore Orioles open their season against the Minnesota Twins this afternoon — their 20th at Oriole Park at Camden Yards — they will find several improvements, courtesy of the Maryland Stadium Authority. The changes, ...

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BlackBerry maker to focus on business customers

TORONTO — Struggling BlackBerry maker Research in Motion Ltd. said Thursday that it plans to return its focus to its corporate customers after failing to compete with flashier, consumer-oriented phones such as Apple’s iPhone and models that run Google’s Android ...

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Administration seeks transparency for new partnerships

ANNAPOLIS — Legislation creating rules of the road for public-private partnerships in Maryland would create a predictable and transparent process for awarding such contracts, according to Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown. Brown, along with Transportation Secretary Beverley Swaim-Staley and a dozen ...

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Lt. Gov. Brown leading state’s effort to make public-private partnerships common

ANNAPOLIS — As lawmakers prepare to consider tax hikes to pay for transportation projects, Maryland’s lieutenant governor is directing an effort to pump private dollars directly into state roads, bridges and rail lines and the port and airport. The administration’s ...

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