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Introducing the Center’s New Shared Services Fellow: Jesse Samberg
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 13:58
In recent years, governments at all levels have made progress in implementing shared services as a way to improve efficiency and effectiveness in common functions across agencies.

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The Secrets to Getting Off the GAO High Risk List
Monday, May 16, 2016 - 11:12
There are jokes that getting put on GAO’s high risk list is like the 1977 Eagles’ hit, “Hotel California,” where “you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.” But in fact, over one-third of agency programs on the list have gotten off. What’s the secret?

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Predictive Security Intelligence: Achieving Holistic Cybersecurity
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 11:57
To be effective in their security efforts, agencies must be proactive -- using cyber analytics and cognitive-based systems to develop true security intelligence.

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Plan an effective transition for an effective administration
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 10:04
There is one action that can have more impact than any other –early and effective transition planning

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President Obama Kicks Off Transition Planning with Executive Order
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 10:11
As the beneficiary, in 2008, of what has been described as the smoothest transition in history, President Obama’s EO signals his intent to pay it forward with his own administration’s preparations.

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A quick start for the next administration
Monday, May 9, 2016 - 11:09
Every President wants to get off to a fast start – but success is challenging —akin to launching a start-up business while simultaneously conducting the largest corporate takeover in the world.

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Weekly Roundup May 6, 2016
Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 01:39
The IBM Center's Weekly Roundup highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending May 6, 2016.

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Weekly Roundup:  Week of April 25-29, 2016
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 16:43
Articles from across the Web that we at the IBM Center for The Business of Government found interesting, week of April 25-29, 2016

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Reflections on Reforming the Military Health Systems: Conversation with Dr. Jonathan Woodson
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 16:11
Since December 2010, Dr. Jonathan Woodson has acted as the principle advisor to multiple secretaries of defense. As assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, he has lead DoD’s military health system, overseeing the Defense Department's $50 billion health budget, and shepherding this mission critical care system through major reform efforts.

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End of the Space Shuttle & the Beginning of Commercial Space: Leadership, Change, and Private-Public Partnerships
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 02:01
NASA wants to concentrate its limited resources on deep-space exploration and cede lower-Earth orbit to a burgeoning commercial space sector. Achieving these two goals requires transformational change. The shuttle successor partnership with the private sector can initiate such change. This is indeed a case about transformative change—a radically new way of performing an existing government task.

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