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A long view on innovating for acquisition reform – Set a Vision and Start Down a Path

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 - 22:19
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Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 22:08
The federal government achieves a significant part of its mission by working with and through organizations outside agency walls, primarily through grants, contracts, and similar agreements. The work of government contracting is a very large piece of this pie – whether for information technology, physical goods, or other professional services, nearly half of all federal discretionary spending falls into the acquisition category.

Nick Nayak

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 - 10:14
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What is the DHS’s acquisition strategy? What are the key procurement and acquisition challenges facing DHS? How is DHS improving the operational performance of its acquisition function? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Nick Nayak, Chief Procurement Office, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
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Mon, 05/12/2014
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What is the DHS’s acquisition strategy? What are the key procurement and acquisition challenges facing DHS? How is DHS improving the operational performance of its acquisition function? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Nick Nayak, Chief Procurement Office, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Leadership in Action - The Business of Government Magazine Spring 2014

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 - 21:13
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 20:07
In meeting varied missions, government executives confront significant challenges. Responding properly to them must be guided and informed by the harsh fiscal and budgetary realities of the day. It can no longer be simply a wishful platitude that government do more with less. Leaders need to change the way government does business to make smarter use of increasingly limited resources—leveraging technology and innovation to be more efficient, effective, anticipatory, adaptive, and evidence-based in delivering missions and securing the public trust.

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Michael Keegan
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Perspectives on Federal Acquisition and Complex Contracting with Professors Trevor Brown and David Van Slyke

Friday, April 11th, 2014 - 12:33
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Federal agencies need critical goods and services to perform their core missions. A recent IBM Center report, A Guide for Agency Leaders on Federal Acquisition, highlights the Black Hawk helicopter in the interdiction of Osama Bin Laden. Without the Black Hawk, the mission doesn’t succeed. In the absence of th[e Healthcare.gov] website working successfully, the Affordable Care Act doesn’t work successfully.

Introduction: Perspectives on Federal Acquisition and Complex Contracting

Friday, April 11th, 2014 - 12:29
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Contract expenditures represent 16 percent of total federal spending. In fiscal year 2012, the federal government acquired $517 billion worth of products through contracts. Purchases range from simple products like office supplies or landscaping to advanced weapon systems and program management services.

From the Managing Editor's Desk

Thursday, April 10th, 2014 - 14:53
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In meeting varied missions, government executives confront significant challenges. Responding properly to them must be guided and informed by the harsh fiscal and budgetary realities of the day. It can no longer be simply a wishful platitude that government do more with less. Leaders need to change the way government does business to make smarter use of increasingly limited resources—leveraging technology and innovation to be more efficient, effective, anticipatory, adaptive, and evidence-based in delivering missions and securing the public trust.

Six Trends Driving Change in Government: Examples of Agencies Leveraging Change

Thursday, April 10th, 2014 - 14:41
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Since the creation of the IBM Center for The Business of Government over 15 years ago, it has been our goal to help public sector leaders and managers address real-world problems by sponsoring independent, third-party research from top minds in academe and the nonprofit sector.

The Business of Government Magazine -- A SPECIAL EDITION of The Business of Government Hour.

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 - 13:16
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This edition of The Business of Government magazine underscores the importance of correlating short-term decision-making with long-range consequences. We highlight the latest trends and best practices for improving government effectiveness by introducing you to key government executives, detailing the work of public management practitioners, and offering insights from leading academics.
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Mon, 06/30/2014
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This edition of The Business of Government magazine underscores the importance of correlating short-term decision-making with long-range consequences. We highlight the latest trends and best practices for improving government effectiveness by introducing you to key government executives, detailing the work of public management practitioners, and offering insights from leading academics.

Mary Davie

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 - 12:56
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What are the strategic priorities for the GSA’s Office of Integrated Technology Services? How does ITS maximize the value of government IT while also lowering its cost? What is ITS doing to improve its operations and become a more efficient and agile? Join host Michael Keegan as he explore these questions and more with Mary Davie, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Integrated Technology Services (ITS) in GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service (FAS).
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Mon, 07/07/2014
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What are the strategic priorities for the GSA’s Office of Integrated Technology Services? How does ITS maximize the value of government IT while also lowering its cost? What is ITS doing to improve its operations and become a more efficient and agile? Join host Michael Keegan as he explore these questions and more with Mary Davie, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Integrated Technology Services (ITS) in GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service (FAS).
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