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Leadership in Action - Fall 2015 The Business of Government Magazine
Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 17:00
The Fall 2015 The Business of Government magazine delves into a diverse set of topics and public management issues facing us today. With each edition, I present the leadership stories of a select group of public servants and complement their front-line experience with practical insights from thought leaders—merging real-world experience with practical scholarship.

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Strengthening Connective Links in Government
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 13:46
Over the past five years, the Obama administration has pursued a host of innovation-fostering initiatives that work to strengthen the connective links among and within federal agencies. The challenge? How do we solidify the best of them so they remain in place beyond the upcoming 2017 presidential transition?

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Weekly Roundup:  October 19-23, 2015
Friday, October 23, 2015 - 10:32
Articles from across the Web that we at the IBM Center for The Business of Government found interesting, October 19-23, 2015.

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Enabling Leadership Success for the Next Administration
Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 13:24
Early decisions about how political leaders interact with senior career executives will have a profound effect on the ability of the next President to implement policy goals, and overcome execution and operational challenges that can cost the administration in terms of time, resources and public standing.

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Fixing the Federal Budget Process?
Monday, October 19, 2015 - 16:59
We’ve dodged another shutdown. The two-month reprieve via a continuing resolution is now seen as a major victory. But as the glow fades, is there a better way? Several recent studies offer an optimistic path.

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Weekly Roundup: October 12-16, 2015
Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 17:24
Articles from across the Web that we at the IBM Center for The Business of Government found interesting, October 12 - 16, 2015.

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How Can Providers Effectively Leverage EHRs?
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 10:29
As public and private sector health care providers move to integrate electronic health records, challenges to implementation continue -- but the benefits to agencies, providers, and the public will be significant.

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Weekly Roundup, October 5 - 9, 2015
Friday, October 9, 2015 - 14:47
Articles from across the Web that we at the IBM Center for The Business of Government found interesting, October 5 - 9, 2015.

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What Are the DATA Act’s Implications for Federal Agencies?
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 10:50
A new law passed in 2014 requires substantial changes in how federal agencies track and report their spending. The first step is standardizing reporting of financial data, which is underway, but more is coming – with a deadline of May 2017 for full compliance.

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Using Performance Info to Make Decisions
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 08:43
Washington breathed a collective sigh of relief when a government shutdown was averted on September 30th. But that news overshadowed the quiet release of a GAO report on the government’s progress on using performance information to make better decisions.

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