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Making Data Real – Lessons From and For Federal Leaders
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 13:00
Earlier this fall, we co-hosted an event with the Partnership for Public Service that featured three federal executives leading innovative analytic efforts in their agencies. Over the last few weeks, we extended the conversation by blogging on seven government executives who successfully implemented analytics initiatives in their agencies. They shared their insights on ways to be successful, and hurdles to be mindful of, when beginning an analytics initiative.

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Weekly Roundup: December 8-12, 2014
Friday, December 12, 2014 - 10:07
Articles from across the Web that we found interesting, the week of December 8-12,, 2014.

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Celebrating and Elevating Senior Leaders as Key to a Successful Federal Workforce
Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 15:23
This week, John Kamensky and I were privileged to attend the meeting of Senior Executives at the Washington Hilton, at which President Obama spoke as well as several agency heads. The event helped to frame why executive leadership remains a critical core of Federal workforce productivity and effectiveness on behalf of the American people, and the President introduced several initiatives intended to strengthen the executive core as well as the services that they lead for the Nation.

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Who Will Be the Next "Mayor of the Pentagon?"
Monday, December 8, 2014 - 14:48
The selection of the next Secretary of Defense is in the headlines. But there’s a new senior-level Defense position that will be important in coming years, and who is appointed will matter.

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Weekly Roundup: December 1-5, 2014
Friday, December 5, 2014 - 13:34
Articles from across the Web that we found interesting, the week of December 1-5, 2014.

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Next Steps in Moneyball Government
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 17:03
Hope springs eternal! Two recent reports, a new book, and a newly introduced bill in Congress all contribute to a steady momentum toward evidence-based decision making. The legislation, which is bipartisan and bicameral, could have some momentum in the waning days of a lame duck Congress. It would create a commission to strengthen the use of evidence in policy-making.

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Three Key Ingredients to Build an Investigative Analytics Unit
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 10:20
Steve Beltz is the Assistant Director of the Recovery Operation Center of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, which provides transparency of ARRA-related funds and detects and prevents fraud, waste, and mismanagement of those funds.

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Weekly Round-up: November 14, 2014
Friday, November 14, 2014 - 15:07
The IBM Center's Weekly Round Up highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending November 14...

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Using Big Data Analytics to Effectively Oversee Financial Markets — The Three Essential Ingredients.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 11:27
Ms. Lori Walsh is the Chief of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Center for Risk and Quantitative Analytics (Center), which looks for potentially suspicious patterns of stock transactions.

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Magnifying the Voice of the Future
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 09:40
Can leaders in a democracy think beyond the next election? This is a key question posed by a New Zealand academic, Jonathan Boston, who is studying how different countries attempt to address long-term risks to society, the environment, and fiscal sustainability.

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