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Weekly Roundup July 24, 2015
Friday, July 24, 2015 - 02:41
The IBM Center's Weekly Round Up highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending July 24

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DHS Deputy Secretary Ali Mayorkas on Managing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 14:56
Ali Mayorkas, deputy secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security joined me on The Business of Government Hour to discuss the department’s key strategic priorities, the challenges it is facing, how the DHS “Unity of Effort” initiative is going, and what DHS is doing to improve its operational performance.

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The Best Transition In History
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 11:45
Presidential scholar Dr. Martha Kumar was joined by Chris Lu, Deputy Secretary of Labor and Former Executive Director of the Obama-Biden Transition Project, and Clay Johnson, former Bush (43) Presidential Personnel Director and Deputy Director of Management at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, for a discussion on best practices in Presidential transitions and the importance of focusing on management in the transition and early days of an administration.

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Innovation Entrepreneurs Unite!
Monday, July 20, 2015 - 15:32
You have nothing to lose but your silos! Two weeks ago, nearly 200 enthusiastic innovators from more than two dozen federal agencies gathered to share ideas and inspire each other with stories of what they are doing in their agencies.

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Weekly Roundup July 17, 2015
Friday, July 17, 2015 - 12:25
The IBM Center's Weekly Round Up highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending July 17.

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What Kind of Leader Are You?
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 13:47
There are three types of leaders. Each is successful in a different context, says Dr. Michael Maccoby, a renowned business advisor who is both an organizational psychologist and anthropologist. And you need all three on your organization’s top management team.

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New Report -- “Tools to Innovate: Data Analytics, Risk Management, and Shared Services”
Monday, July 13, 2015 - 13:42
The IBM Center for The Business of Government released our latest report today, Tools to Innovate: Data Analytics, Risk Management, and Shared Services.

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Aligning mission support with mission delivery: Interview with Ellen Herbst, CFO, U.S. Dept of Commerce
Monday, July 13, 2015 - 13:07
Ellen Herbst, chief financial officer and assistant secretary of Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce joined me on The Business of Government Hour to discuss aligning mission support with mission delivery, the department's management and performance agenda, how Commerce is working to transform the way it does business, and what Commerce is doing to support its employees and reform its hiring process.

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Weekly Roundup July 10
Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 19:12
The IBM Center's Weekly Round Up highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending July 10.

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Tornadoes happen fast. Cyber happens faster: Interview with Phyllis Schneck
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 10:17
Dr. Phyllis Schneck, Deputy Undersecretary, Cybersecurity and Communications, within the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently joined me on The Business of Government to discuss the mission of her office, its vision and cybersecurity priorities, challenges faced, and her efforts to develop a “weather map” approach to predicting cyber. Here’s a glimpse of our exchange.

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