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ICYMI: Looking Back at 2014
Monday, December 29, 2014 - 12:23
Looking back at year’s end, what themes pop out from the various blog posts written over the past year? What’s worth revisiting in 2015? Here’s a list.
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Creating a Cadre of Cross-Agency Executives
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 13:56
President Obama recently proposed a new White House Leadership Development Program. The goal is to expose rising leaders to the experience of solving challenges across agency boundaries. This could ultimately lead to a new capacity in government – a cadre of experienced executives who know how to get things done collaboratively.
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The Government Moves Forward with Standards and Interoperability for Health Care Information
Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 18:44
As I wrote on October 23, the government faces many challenges in implementing successful health care information exchanges that improve the efficiency and effectiveness of care delivery. This first follow-up post discusses the importance of standards and interoperability to this effort, and leading work done by the government to promote such efforts.
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Weekly Roundup: December 15-19, 2014
Friday, December 19, 2014 - 11:39
Articles from across the Web that we found interesting, the week of December 15-19, 2014.
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Friday, December 19, 2014 - 09:58
In 2014, as has been the case for each of our past 16 years, the IBM Center engaged in many significant discussions with government leaders through our weekly radio show; benefited from groundbreaking research by a wide variety of leading academics and other stakeholders in the success of government; and published numerous articles and blogs to highlight key issues facing the public sector
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Making Data Real – Lessons From and For Federal Leaders
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 14:00
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 - 11:07
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 - 16:23
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 - 15:48
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 - 14:34
Articles from across the Web that we found interesting, the week of December 1-5, 2014.
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