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Bridging the Gap
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 11:31
Academics don’t always speak the same language as practitioners. But they oftentimes have useful ideas to convey. So how do we bridge the gap between research and practice?

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Weekly Round-up: November 02, 2012
Friday, November 2, 2012 - 09:20
Articles that we found interesting, the week of October 29, 2012

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 13:44
Exploring five trends in innovation and social media

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Measuring the Unobserved
Monday, October 29, 2012 - 11:18
Law enforcement has it tough when it comes time to measure their performance. Their effectiveness can’t be just measured on what is reported. After all, the goal of most law violators is to not be caught! So how can we measure what we can’t observe?

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Key Features of Cross-Agency Collaborative Mechanisms
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 14:20
How do you organize a cross-agency collaborative effort to get results no single agency could accomplish on its own? The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has developed an inventory of “mechanisms that the federal government uses to lead and implement interagency collaboration,” along with a self-assessment checklist to consider when using them.

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The Next Four Years: Managing Across Agencies – Building from Collaboration to a New Model
Monday, October 22, 2012 - 14:50
Most government activities are managed through programs in agencies. The pace of technology and business changes are causing leading organizations - that have always collaborated - to move to a new model of managing activities from a cross-program view, leveraging resources to more effectively serve a citizen or business.

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Building an Analytics Culture
Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 12:06
Using analytics to make better decisions is taking root in agencies across the government, notes a new report by the Partnership for Public Service and the IBM Center. The report explores how a dozen pioneers did it, and leaders from some of these organizations offer advice on how others can, as well.

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The Next Four Years: Intelligence Community Reform - Refining not Rebooting
Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 10:01
The best intelligence requires the integration of five functional disciplines - signals, human, open source, geospatial, and measurement and signatures intelligence.

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Smart policies for Smartphones: Acceptable Online Activities During Work Hours
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 19:24
How (and why) agencies should develop an explicit policy for employees' online activities even on their own devices.

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Government Reform: Insights for the Future of the Movement (Part 6)
Monday, October 15, 2012 - 12:16
World Bank seminars this past Spring surprised me when I learned that several developing countries seem to be on the cutting edge of the global performance movement. But the series offered some occasionally cautionary insights, as well, as to what may be next for the movement.

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