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Weekly Roundup for March 20-24 2017
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 12:40
The IBM Center's Weekly Roundup highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending March 24, 2017.

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Open Data Can Make a Difference!
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 10:49
Data can support the quality of important choices citizens make every day. For example, how did you select the college you went to? Where did you go for information to help make the choice? What about the schools you may be helping your kids select? Price? Graduation rates? Getting employed after graduation?

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Boosting American Scientific Brain Power
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 15:58
President Trump recently signed a bipartisan bill to promote mentoring programs to encourage girls and women to enter the aerospace field. These programs are part of a broader ecosystem of existing federal programs to bolster careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

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Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 23:54
The IBM Center's Weekly Roundup highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending March 17, 2017.

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Investing in Technology Can Enable Government to Transform Service Delivery and Reduce Costs
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 12:12
Through effective implementation of proven commercial best practice to operations across government, citizens can benefit from over $1 trillion in value over the next decade.

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Government Performance Management Systems: Case Studies From South Asia
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 14:18
Most performance measurement efforts in government are partial: they focus on a project, policy or a few select government departments. In my experience, this approach hardly ever succeeds.

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Weekly Roundup for March 6-10 2017
Friday, March 10, 2017 - 11:38
The IBM Center's Weekly Roundup highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending March 10, 2017.

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Insights from New Zealand's "Results" Programme
Monday, March 6, 2017 - 10:49
You can’t solve “horizontal” problems with “vertical” solutions, warns University of Maryland professor Don Kettl. And the country of New Zealand – a forerunner of government reforms – learned that the hard way.

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Weekly Roundup: February 27-March 3, 2017
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 17:27
The IBM Center's Weekly Roundup highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending March 3, 2017.

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Digging Out of a Digital Stone Age
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 11:17
About 75 percent of the federal IT budget goes to maintaining outdated legacy computer systems, according to GAO. Some are over 50 years old, yet critical – such as the main IRS tax data base and the nuclear missile launch system.

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