Weekly Roundup May 20, 2016


The IBM Center's Weekly Roundup highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending May 20, 2016.

On the Radio Hour

TJ Kennedy
Acting General Manager, First Responder Network Authority (...
Department of Commerce

In the magazine

Getting Big Things Done in Government
Two professional associations, the American Society for Public Administration and the National Academy of Public Administration, have joined to sponsor a...

On the blog

Using Design Thinking to Make a Difference
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 11:09
The corporate world is all abuzz with “design thinking” – where services are organized around a customer’s needs. In...
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On this program, we introduce a select group of government leaders who offer their insights, outline successes, and tell us how they, in their own unique way, are making a difference in an era of fiscal austerity.
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Learn how program managers can assess whether their efforts to increase citizen participation in their programs are making a difference.
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What are the key issues facing collaboration-minded managers in government? Two thoughtful academics identify what they think are the Top Ten and offer some advice on areas for future research.
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Are there legislative options beyond (or in addition to) presidential reorganization authority?
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Should government use Legos to inspire its reorganization approach?
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Would “virtual agencies” be an effective alternative to traditional structural reorganization initiatives? If so, what needs done to make them happen?
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Social security is a well-established part of the societal landscape in traditional westernized countries. There are a variety of approaches, and there are substantial differences between the operation of social security under the predominantly insurance-based (or Bismarckian) systems and the social assistance (Beveridge) systems.
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The political winds are blowing favorably for government reorganization for the first time since Jimmy Carter’s efforts in the 1970s. As a result, the conversation on government reorganization is shifting from “should we” to “how do we” reorganize. What are some of the lessons from past efforts?
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President Obama asked Congress for authority to reorganize government in his 2012 State of the Union address. Several weeks later, he proposed legislation to do so. What is in that bill?
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Last month, the Senate held a hearing on re-tooling government for the 21st century. What’s the background behind recent pushes to reorganize the government and how do they different from perennial calls to do so over the past three decades that have gone no where?
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