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Enterprise Government:  How the Next Administration Can Better Serve Citizens (Part One)
Monday, October 5, 2015 - 10:03
In 2017, the next administration will set to work implementing the goals and priorities of the new President. Many of those priorities won’t line up neatly with the agency structure of the federal government, and achieving them will require that agencies work together as an “enterprise government” -- collaborating and integrating programs and activities to achieve common goals and objectives.

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Weekly Roundup:  September 28 - October 2, 2015
Friday, October 2, 2015 - 10:24
Articles from across the Web that we at the IBM Center for The Business of Government found interesting, September 28 – October 2, 2015.
CIO, rotations, SES

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Embracing & Managing Negative Feedback
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 11:44
The immediate access to citizen feedback rendered possible by our digital world presents new and faster means for government organizations to improve their services.

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FedRAMP Goes Mobile, Benefiting Agencies and the Public
Monday, September 28, 2015 - 10:40
GSA is now into its 5th year of overseeing the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, which GSA’s website describes as “a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services." FedRAMP recently entered the mobile space for cloud solutions, which will bring great benefits to agencies and promote the use of cloud as a platform for mobile innovations.

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Déjà vu all over again: The Cost of Budget Uncertainty Redux
Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 12:40
“It’s déjà vu all over again.” As this week marks the passing of baseball hall of famer Yogi Berra, his insightful malapropism seems quite appropriate as the U.S. federal government is on the precipice of falling headlong into a second government shutdown within two years. How does the shutdown impact how agencies manage their budgets and operations? What effect does shuttering government operations have on federal employees, grantees, and contractors?

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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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