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Five Actions to Improve Military Hospital Performance
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 13:46
The DoD’s direct care health system plays central role in both the readiness and beneficiary missions of DoD, which means ensuring its effectiveness and efficiency is vital to the success of the U.S. military.
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Competent Management:  Getting the Basics Right
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 11:11
Federal agencies are currently in the midst of developing grand reform plans and four-year strategic plans to submit to OMB this week. But sometimes it is worthwhile to stand back and look at whether you’re doing the basics right.
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Meaning of ‘Performance’ in Government Performance Management
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 11:22
While government performance management is in vogue, there seems to be no consensus on the meaning of the term ‘performance.’ In the name of measuring ‘performance’ of a government agency, there has been a proliferation of approaches, methods and methodologies. However, no one measurement approach is per se better than others. The right question to ask is whether the measurement approach is appropriate for the task at hand.
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Understanding Cognitive Counter-Fraud, Waste and Abuse (Part II)
Monday, September 11, 2017 - 13:48
Large federal agencies have focused on FWA as a means to significantly reduce improper payments resulting in significant agency/department mission and tax payer value.
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Understanding Cognitive Counter-Fraud, Waste and Abuse
Friday, September 8, 2017 - 10:42
Over the past decade, federal government agencies have made notable progress with respect to combatting fraud and improper payments as part of agency-specific program integrity efforts.
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Actionable Cybersecurity Practices for the 21st Century:  Perspectives from Experts
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 11:36
A recent meeting of public and private sector experts identified real challenges and practical opportunities for change.
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When Are Managers Willing to Take Risks?
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 12:19
Do federal managers systematically avoid taking risks, or do they regularly try new things, undertake organizational changes, and innovate?
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Making Government’s Massive Programs Work: Now It’s the Law
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 10:13
Over the past few decades, the private sector has recognized program management as a key factor in enhancing organizational performance with respect to complex and challenging change initiatives.
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Weekly Roundup: August 7-11, 2017
Friday, August 11, 2017 - 10:07
Articles from across the Web that we at the IBM Center for The Business of Government found interesting for the week of August 7-11, 2017.
Army, GSA, SSA, VA
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A New Research Agenda:  The Center Launches Our Third Decade of Bringing the Best Ideas to Government
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 13:18
The Center is releasing a refreshed set of priorities to inform future research that can drive public sector improvement.
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