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Weekly Roundup July 24, 2015

Friday, July 24th, 2015 - 2:41
Friday, July 24, 2015 - 02:28
Michael J. Keegan

DHS Deputy Secretary Ali Mayorkas on Managing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 - 14:56
Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 12:27
Since its inception the US Department of Homeland Security, DHS, has undertaken numerous reviews and reorganizations in an ongoing effort to increase the department's efficiency and effectiveness in managing its wide ranging complex mission set.

Weekly Roundup July 17, 2015

Friday, July 17th, 2015 - 12:25
Friday, July 17, 2015 - 12:25
John Kamensky Prairie Dog Companions?  A Federal News Radio online survey “shows feds are happiest when they work in offices where they can close their doors. Cubicles and open spaces with little separating them from colleagues are a recipe for distraction and lower productivity, they say. ‘My colleagues just pop up like prairie dogs and ask me questions all day,’ said one respondent.”

Aligning mission support with mission delivery: Interview with Ellen Herbst, CFO, U.S. Dept of Commerce

Monday, July 13th, 2015 - 13:07
Monday, July 13, 2015 - 12:30
A clear strategic focus and sound management are essential to the effective stewardship of taxpayer dollars, enabling agency decision makers to make tough choices on a day-to-day basis and for long-term management challenges. Given the critical challenges facing government today, the ability of government executives to properly align mission support functions with mission delivery can help them respond more effectively to their mission and management challenges simultaneously, as well as drive change within their department.

Tools to Innovate: Data Analytics, Risk Management, and Shared Services

Monday, July 13th, 2015 - 11:04
Today, governments have access to a variety of tools to successfully implement agency programs. For example, Data Analytics—especially of financial data—can be used to better inform decision making by ensuring agencies have the information they need at the point of time that it can be most effective. In addition, governments at all levels can more effectively address risks using new Risk Management approaches. And finally, Shared Services can not only save money, but also stimulate innovation, improve decisionmaking, and increase the quality of services expected by citizens.

Tornadoes happen fast. Cyber happens faster: Interview with Phyllis Schneck

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 - 10:17
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 09:11
As a nation, we are faced with pervasive cyber threats. Malicious actors, including those at nation-state level, are motivated by a variety of reasons that include espionage, political and ideological beliefs, and financial gain.

Chris Hamm

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 - 13:40
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What is the mission of GSA’s FEDSIM? What are its strategic priorities? How does FEDSIM work with federal agencies? Join host Michael Keegan and he explores these questions and more with Chris Hamm, Director, Federal Systems Integration & Management Center (FEDSIM).
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Mon, 07/27/2015
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What is the mission of GSA’s FEDSIM? What are its strategic priorities? How does FEDSIM work with federal agencies? Join host Michael Keegan and he explores these questions and more with Chris Hamm, Director, Federal Systems Integration & Management Center (FEDSIM).

The DATA Act Moves Forward

Thursday, June 18th, 2015 - 9:27
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Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 09:16
Across the government, agencies are working under leadership from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Department of Treasury to implement the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act).  This statute, which we first wrote about a year ago in two posts, calls upon OMB and Treasury to ensure that the government carries out spending transparency activities that

Rob Coen

Thursday, June 4th, 2015 - 12:36
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What are the key priorities for National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC)? How does NITAAC assist federal agencies to accomplish their mission? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and so much more.
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Mon, 06/15/2015
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What are the key priorities for National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC)? How does NITAAC assist federal agencies to accomplish their mission? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and so much more.

New Research Report Recipients

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 - 10:50
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Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 10:42
We are pleased to announce our latest round of awards for new reports on key public sector challenges, which respond to priorities identified in the Center's long-term research agenda. Short summaries of each report, which will be published starting early 2016, are included below.   New Awards