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Weekly Roundup: September 25 – October 6, 2017
Friday, October 6, 2017 - 12:54
Articles from across the Web that we at the IBM Center for The Business of Government found interesting for the weeks of September 25 – October 6, 2017.
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A Dismal GAO Assessment – But a Ray of Hope
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 09:45
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released its latest assessment of agencies’ progress in becoming more performance and results oriented in their work. The assessment was less-than-stellar, with the understated title noting: “additional actions needed to address pressing governance challenges.
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Making sense of the IT Modernization challenge
Monday, October 2, 2017 - 09:13
Government has the chance to cut costs while also streamlining operations, if agencies embrace a continuous innovation model.
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Using Strategic Foresight: Interview with CDR Eric Popiel, US Coast Guard
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 10:15
I recently explored how the U.S. Coast Guard uses strategic foresight to make better decisions with CDR Eric Popiel on The Business of Government Hour.
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Immersive Technology for Government: Part 1 - Virtual Reality
Monday, September 18, 2017 - 14:05
In many ways, virtual reality (VR) is old hat to the government. Airmen, astronauts, and soldiers have long been putting in time in simulators training for the real thing.
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Weekly Roundup: September 11 - 15, 2017
Friday, September 15, 2017 - 16:50
Back from a summer hiatus, the IBM Center's Weekly Roundup highlights articles and insights that we found interesting over the last couple of weeks.
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Five Actions to Improve Military Hospital Performance
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 13:46
The DoD’s direct care health system plays central role in both the readiness and beneficiary missions of DoD, which means ensuring its effectiveness and efficiency is vital to the success of the U.S. military.
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Competent Management:  Getting the Basics Right
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 11:11
Federal agencies are currently in the midst of developing grand reform plans and four-year strategic plans to submit to OMB this week. But sometimes it is worthwhile to stand back and look at whether you’re doing the basics right.
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Meaning of ‘Performance’ in Government Performance Management
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 11:22
While government performance management is in vogue, there seems to be no consensus on the meaning of the term ‘performance.’ In the name of measuring ‘performance’ of a government agency, there has been a proliferation of approaches, methods and methodologies. However, no one measurement approach is per se better than others. The right question to ask is whether the measurement approach is appropriate for the task at hand.
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Understanding Cognitive Counter-Fraud, Waste and Abuse (Part II)
Monday, September 11, 2017 - 13:48
Large federal agencies have focused on FWA as a means to significantly reduce improper payments resulting in significant agency/department mission and tax payer value.
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