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Eight Actions to Improve Defense Acquisition
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 11:48
Today, the IBM Center for The Business of Government is pleased to release a new report, Eight Actions to Improve Defense Acquisition, by Jacques Gansler and William Lucyshyn, University of Maryland.

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Six Trends Driving Change in Government: Examples of Agencies Leveraging Change
Monday, December 16, 2013 - 14:18
For the past two months, the Center for the Business of Government has each week written about trends in six different areas that are driving government to approach mission and business challenges differently. Today, we conclude the series with a look at newly funded studies from the Center, as well as some examples of agencies who are leading the way forward.

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Weekly Round-up: December 13, 2013
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 15:47
Articles from across the Web that we found interesting, the week of December 09, 2013

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Trend Six: Leadership
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 13:06
Governments today face serious, seemingly intractable public management issues that go to the core of effective governance and leadership. Government leaders are presented with difficult choices, but also unprecedented opportunities. The right kind of leadership approach and style can drive change in government.

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Unpacking the "Black Box" of Incident Reporting
Monday, December 9, 2013 - 10:15
Government agencies regularly report “incident” data, such as the number of burglaries, house fires, cases of food poisoning, bankruptcies, workplace injuries, and more. While these data can be used externally for accountability, they can also be used internally to predict and prevent these kinds of incidents.

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Weekly Round-up: December 06, 2013
Friday, December 6, 2013 - 09:29
Articles from across the Web that we found interesting, the week of December 02, 2013.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 12:13
Though mobile technology may help increase the standard of living in poor, rural, and remote communities, it also holds the promise of other benefits, like better health, and closer ties to the central government.

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Trend 5: Efficiency
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 11:34
Government executives can harness major technological shifts and adapt proven public-sector and commercial best practices to make their agencies more efficient and effective.

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Trickle-Down Performance Management
Monday, December 2, 2013 - 17:27
Can federal performance management schemes influence efforts at the local level? Typically, performance management works best in systems where agencies engage in direct service delivery, where leaders have more control over what is going on. But in complex intergovernmental programs, can effective performance management systems be developed and work?

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Monday, November 25, 2013 - 15:33
Twitter's importance lies not only in its utility as a broadcast medium--but also in it's value as a listening tool.

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