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Weekly Roundup: November 13 - November 17, 2017

Friday, November 17th, 2017 - 15:25
Michael J. Keegan VA needs money fast for health record program. Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is ready to sign a contract with electronic health records firm Cerner to replace the agency's aging, homegrown Vista system. But to get moving on the deal quickly, VA needs to move some money around. The department wants to move fast, with an initial rollout of the new system planned for 18 months after the contract is signed.

Weekly Roundup: November 6 – November 10, 2017

Friday, November 10th, 2017 - 18:40
John Kamensky

Weekly Roundup: October 30 – November 3, 2017

Friday, November 3rd, 2017 - 13:00
IT Reforms Create Breathing Room.  NextGov reports: “Obama-era technology modernization programs and legislation are beginning to have a substantial effect freeing up IT budget money, but there’s a long way left to go, industry executives said during a Professional Services Council market forecast Wednesday. . . .

Using Data: From Hammer to Flashlight

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 - 10:13
The “use of data” step is complicated by two elements:  Who would use it?, and For what purpose?

Weekly Roundup: July 24 - 28, 2017

Friday, July 28th, 2017 - 14:53
Michael J. Keegan Agencies should look to industry for scaling shared services. Adopting standards and building partnerships with industry will accelerate agencies' ability to take advantage of shared services, says a GSA executive.

Do Tiered Evidence Grants Work?

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 - 9:22
It recently released a nine-point agenda recommending actions that Congress can take to ground funding decisions on this basis.  One of its recommended actions is to expand the use of “tiered evidence” grants. But do they work?

Tiered Evidence Grants - An Assessment of the Education Innovation and Research Program

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 - 9:13
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Early-stage innovations receive smaller grants; mid-level programs with promising evidence receive larger grants; and initiatives with substantial evidence of success in multiple settings are expanded nationally and receive the largest grants.

Weekly Roundup: June 13-17, 2016

Friday, June 17th, 2016 - 14:42
Friday, June 17, 2016 - 14:37
Why Care About Blockchain? Federal Computer News writes: “Blockchain, the public ledger system underpinning Bitcoin, provides a cryptographically secured record of transactions.” It goes on to note that it could be used to secure voting, identity management, and health records, but that no one really knows what its other potential uses in government could be.

A Conversation with John Bridgeland and Bruce Reed

Friday, April 15th, 2016 - 14:05
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What is the Federal Invest in What Works Index? What can be done to better integrate evidence and rigorous evaluation in decision-making? How can federal agencies increase and enhance their evaluation capacity? Join host Michael J. Keegan as he explores these questions and so much more with John Bridgeland and Bruce Reed, Senior Fellows at Results for America.
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Mon, 04/18/2016
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What is the Federal Invest in What Works Index? What can be done to better integrate evidence and rigorous evaluation in decision-making? How can federal agencies increase and enhance their evaluation capacity? Join host Michael J. Keegan as he explores these questions and so much more with John Bridgeland and Bruce Reed, Senior Fellows at Results for America.

Patrick Lester

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 - 12:59
Patrick Lester is the director of the Social Innovation Research Center (SIRC). The Social Innovation Research Center (SIRC) is a nonpartisan nonprofit research organization devoted to increasing the impact of nonprofits and public agencies in the field of human services. The center's work falls into three main categories: (1) reports and case studies on highly effective nonprofits and public agencies; (2) public policy analysis; and (3) coverage of major social innovation-related news based on interviews with leading experts, government officials, and front-line practitioners.