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Weekly Roundup September 18, 2015
Friday, September 18, 2015 - 14:00
The IBM Center's Weekly Roundup highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending September 18.

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The Impact of Government Shutdowns on Innovation
Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 13:14
With the upcoming deadline to pass the budget for the 2016 fiscal year, it’s a good time to revisit the impact of past shutdowns and Continuing Resolutions (CR) – both which can delay funding to agencies and cause uncertainty over future funding.

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Bringing Design Thinking into Government
Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 13:09
When most people hear about “design thinking,” they immediately conjure up an image of fashion design, or a sleek, new tech toy like the Nest thermostat.

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Making Open Innovation Ecosystems Work: Case Studies in Healthcare
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 12:09
In the mist of tightening budgets, many government agencies are being asked to deliver innovative solutions to operational and strategic problems. One way to address this dilemma is to participate in open innovation.

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Weekly Roundup September 11, 2015
Friday, September 11, 2015 - 10:17
The IBM Center's Weekly Roundup highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending September 11.

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Weekly Roundup September 4, 2015
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 12:11
The IBM Center's Weekly Round Up highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending September 4.

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Replacing the Use of Cubits
Monday, August 31, 2015 - 14:10
A “cubit” is an ancient measure of length – from your elbow to your middle fingertip. We no longer use it, because everyone’s is different, and we get different results. The federal government has a project underway to move from its version of cubits to a more standardized set of measures, as well.

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Weekly Roundup: August 24-28, 2015
Friday, August 28, 2015 - 08:49
Articles from across the Web that we at the IBM Center for The Business of Government found interesting, August 24 – 28, 2015.

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Beyond Facebook and Twitter – How Government Organizations Leverage Other Social Platforms Effectively
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 11:47
I plan to explore innovation, social media, and the intersection of the two as government’s look to better achieve their missions and serve the public.

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Budgeteers MAXimize Their Line of Business
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 14:47
Budgeting is often viewed as an arcane profession that projects an image within the federal government not unlike that of IRS auditors in the private sector. Everyone knows the job is important, few want to be one, and no one wants to sit next to them in the lunch room. Yet, they work hard and want to get things right.

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