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Is Foresight an Ethical Imperative?
Monday, February 2, 2015 - 11:25
The late leadership guru Robert Greenleaf said it is an ethical issue if leaders fail to “make the effort at an earlier time to foresee today’s events and take the right actions when there was freedom for initiative to act.”
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Friday, January 30, 2015 - 12:19
The IBM Center's Weekly Round Up highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending January 30.
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How Will Government Adapt?:  The State of State Finances
Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 11:02
What is the state of State government finances as states grapple with their own short and long-term fiscal challenges and the prospects of the continuing “trickle down” impact of tighter federal budgets given the interdependency of the levels of government on one another? And how can States best address the difficult road ahead?
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How Will Government Adapt?:  Reinvigorating the Civil Service
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 09:53
The federal government faces a critical juncture as Baby Boomers, who made government service a high calling for five decades, complete their professional journeys, with the last wave turning age 65 in 2029. This long-predicted retirement wave presents challenges, as well as opportunities.
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Weekly Roundup January 23, 2015
Friday, January 23, 2015 - 11:56
The IBM Center's Weekly Round Up highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending January 23.
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Big Data: It’s About Complexity, Not Size
Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 13:52
Big data should not be defined as “big” based on the size of the data alone. As defined by an important Commission on Big Data, big data is “a phenomenon that is a result of the rapid acceleration and exponential growth in the expanding volume of high velocity, complex and diverse types of data.” Organizations that do not necessarily have a large volume of data can benefit from a better understanding of the art of the possible with the new generation of analytic tools designed for big data.
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Delivery Units Around the World
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 17:13
Harvard’s Bob Behn writes about the spread of “PerformanceStat” across the U.S over the past two decades. But the creation of “Delivery Units,” which is another name for Bob’s phenomena, has spread across the world – even Latin America!
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Risk Management for Grants Administration
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 10:28
Today we are publishing a report that examines the experience of the U.S. Department of Education in implementing risk management initiatives, with a focus on grants.
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How Will Government Adapt?:  Sharing Across Stovepipes Is the New Normal
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 15:21
Managing the cost of government will result in breaking down barriers within and between government agencies and levels of government to improve service delivery and reduce cost.
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How Will Government Adapt?:  Shifting Defense Priorities and Fiscal Realities
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 15:03
The Department of Defense faces a challenging budget scenario over the coming decades, as it will be tasked with improving its cross-cutting operational effectiveness and mission excellence with constrained financial resources.
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