Weekly Roundup for March 20-24 2017


The IBM Center's Weekly Roundup highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending March 24, 2017.

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Weekly Roundup for March 20-24 2017
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The IBM Center's Weekly Roundup highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending...
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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, relies on information and technology to carry out its mission—to understand and predict changes in climate, weather, oceans, and coasts.
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How do you organize a cross-agency collaborative effort to get results no single agency could accomplish on its own? The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has developed an inventory of “mechanisms that the federal government uses to lead and implement interagency collaboration,” along with a self-assessment checklist to consider when using them.
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Most government activities are managed through programs in agencies. The pace of technology and business changes are causing leading organizations - that have always collaborated - to move to a new model of managing activities from a cross-program view, leveraging resources to more effectively serve a citizen or business.
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How do leaders of very diverse agencies direct ambitious change? How do they achieve significant goals? What strategies do they use to overcome opposition and win allies? How do specific organizational and political contexts affect strategies and outcomes?
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Since the creation of the IBM Center for The Business of Government over fourteen years ago, it has been our goal to help public sector leaders and managers address real-world problems by sponsoring independent, third-party research from top minds in academe and the nonprofit sector.
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Given the number of sustainability projects and initiatives underway within most federal agencies, the key question becomes: How should managers in the federal government implement and measure the benefits of sustainable practices? In attempting to tackle this question and assist government executive charged with wrestling with it, we present a new Center report, Best Practices for Leading Sustainability Efforts, by Jonathan M. Estes.
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A new report by Professors O’Leary and Gerard presents a unique survey of federal executives, composed of open-ended answers from respondents about how to collaborate in government more effectively.
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Survey respondents clearly recognize that the job of senior executives today involves collaboration within their agency, their department, and the federal government, as well as with key external partners and stakeholders.
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In a dynamic global landscape, the U.S. Department of State has also sought to advance diplomacy by pursuing effective knowledge-sharing as well as expanding the use of collaborative technology. What is eDiplomacy? How is eDiplomacy moving State from a culture of need to know toward a culture of a need to share?
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There are some fundamental and historic changes occurring in how organizations use data to improve performance.
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