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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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Trend 4: Mission
Monday, November 25, 2013 - 12:26
Agency and program leaders depend on a range of mission support functions, such as finance, technology, acquisition, or workforce management, to get their jobs done. The delivery of these functions, however, have changed significantly over the past quarter century.

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Weekly Round-up: November 22, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 17:56
Articles from across the Web that we found interesting, the week of November

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Making Strategic Decisions
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 15:07
Research on decision-making has made advances in recent years, but the research has not been applied to the actual practice of decision-making, observes Swiss professor Phil Rosenzweig in a recent article in the November issue of Harvard Business Review.

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Trend 3: Innovation
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 10:10
Fostering Innovation to Drive Change in Government

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