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What Is the Public's Role in Government?
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 17:47
The Clinton Administration promoted customer service. The Bush Administration expressed sympathy for taxpayers. The Obama Administration has advocated citizen engagement.

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Four Roles for Citizen Co-Creators
Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 11:04
A new IBM Center report explores how citizens are participating in co-creation of government services and how public sector leaders can develop programs that make use of their time and talents.

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Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 13:06
Looking ahead at Center reports slated for 2014, and at the reports we published in 2013.

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Weekly Round-up: December 20, 2013
Friday, December 20, 2013 - 09:53
Articles from across the Web that we found interesting, the week of December 16, 2013

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Required Reading:  Agency Strategic Plans
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 15:54
Set your New Year’s resolutions now! In early 2014, for the first time federal agencies will simultaneously submit refreshed strategic plans to Congress, covering the next four years. You should put them on your “must read” list for the new year.

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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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