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Weekly Round-up: July 12, 2013
Friday, July 12, 2013 - 08:54
Articles from across the Web that we found interesting, the week of July 08, 2013

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Five Steps to Building an Evidence-Based Culture in Government
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - 13:27
OMB’s guidance to agencies on the development of their FY 2015 budgets promises that “OMB will issue a separate memo at a later date that encourages the increased use of evidence and evaluation, including rigorous testing of innovative strategies to build new knowledge of what works.” This encouragement comes on top of a foundation already under development in many agencies.

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 20:49
Now that Instagram has been approved for government use, how should government use it?

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New Report: Controlling Federal Spending by Managing the Long Tail of Procurement
Monday, July 8, 2013 - 07:31
Professor Wyld argues that more aggressively managing the tail of government spending - smaller, non-core expenditures that tend to receive less attention - offers the possibility of substantial cost savings.

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Half Empty or Half Full?
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 11:39
A recent GAO report on the executive branch’s approach to new requirements in the Government Performance and Results Act recommends that “OMB improve the implementation of the act.” But a sub-theme in the report describes how agencies are actually building a long-term, solid foundation for a performance-driven government.

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Four Evidence-Based Initiatives in the Federal Government
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 15:08
The Obama Administration has built on efforts from the Bush Administration to embed the use of evidence and evaluation in making funding decisions. There are now four different types of initiatives underway, or proposed, in a range of federal agencies.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 13:03
New reports will explore themes of innovation, crowdsourcing, financial management, and performance-based budgeting.
reports, stipends

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Weekly Round-up: June 28, 2013
Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 13:48
Articles from across the Web that we found interesting, the week of June 24, 2012

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A Call for Research into Key Challenges Facing Government
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 08:42
Since the creation of the IBM Center for The Business of Government over 15 years ago, we have sought to help public sector leaders and managers address real-world problems by sponsoring independent, third-party research from top minds in academe and the nonprofit sector. We aim to produce research and analysis that allows government leaders to address their mission and management challenges more effectively and efficiently.

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Creating an Evidence-Based Government
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 14:00
Policymakers are fixated on short-term budget austerity measures such as furloughs, pay freezes, and conference and travel spending. However, there is a small, but growing effort to take a longer, more strategic look at how to manage austerity by finding what works and targeting dollars there instead of to programs that cannot demonstrate effectiveness.

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