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Creating Risk-Responsive Frameworks
Monday, September 15, 2014 - 16:35
“By some estimates, taking out just nine critical electrical substations could plunge the whole nation into darkness,” says Jason Black, a researcher at Battelle Institute. This scenario, of course, keeps the leaders of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission awake at night. What is their risk management strategy?

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Weekly Round-up: September 12, 2014
Friday, September 12, 2014 - 10:50
The IBM Center's Weekly Round Up highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending September 12...

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Reflections on government excellence on the anniversary of 9/11
Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 14:26
As we pause today to remember the tragic events of Sep 11, 2001, I am reminded of how that event changed so much of our history – including impacting how government moved forward to manage technology and people who care deeply about serving the American people, and working with our international partners to do the same. We learned important lessons on that day, which have carried forward since and will long into the future.

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Empowering Citizens with Money and Social Media
Monday, September 8, 2014 - 09:42
The White House’s Open Government initiative encourages citizens to become more actively engaged in budget decisions in their communities. How does this work in practice? Do busy citizens actually get involved?

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Weekly Round-up: September 5, 2014
Friday, September 5, 2014 - 11:03
The IBM Center's Weekly Round Up highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending September 5

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Risky Business: When Government Takes Calculated Risks
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 13:25
Flood insurance? Bank deposit insurance? Pension guarantees? Home loan guarantees? . . . No private sector business will take on some risks that the federal government agrees to bear on behalf of the broader society – at least not at an affordable price.

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Weekly Round-Up: August 29, 2014
Friday, August 29, 2014 - 10:33
Articles from across the Web that we found interesting, the week of August 25 - 29, 2014.
NASA, OPM, WFED

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Creating Organizational Self-Defense
Monday, August 25, 2014 - 13:25
Why don’t agency top leaders know about significant management problems in their organizations before it is too late?

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Weekly Round-Up: August 22, 2014
Friday, August 22, 2014 - 11:20
Articles from around the Web that we found interesting the week of August 18-22, 2014.

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Leading the Defense Health Agency: Interview with Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Douglas Robb, director, Defense Health Agency
Friday, August 15, 2014 - 12:07
With the creation of the Defense Health Agency, DoD has taken a step in changing the way it delivers care. DHA is the starting point for comprehensive enterprise-wide reform. It is a leading example for how DoD will seek to modernize and integrate its system of care -- creating a stronger, better and more resilient military health system for the future.

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