Weekly Roundup for September 23, 2016

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Weekly Roundup for September 23, 2016
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Protests do not occur frequently, but when they do occur the costs are significant—and when sustained, they can impact the process for many subsequent contracts.
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Government today spends more on information technology (IT) overhead costs than on the direct costs of mission systems.
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Our governing institutions must be reformed in order to meet the enormous tasks we face as a nation.
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Given today’s fiscal realities, the nation must explore alternative policy approaches and ways for government to do its business.
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In the March 2012 Harvard Business Review article, “The Looming Challenge to U.S. Competitiveness,” Michael Porter and Jan Rivik point out that the U.S. faces a deeper, more fundamental challenge than recovering from a recession of unusual depth and duration— that is, its ability to be competitive globally. “To restore its competitiveness, America needs a long-term strategy,” counsel Potter and Rivik.
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Two professional associations, the American Society for Public Administration and the National Academy of Public Administration, have joined to sponsor a series of forums addressing the management challenges likely to face whomever is sworn in as president in January 2013. One of these forums examined the leadership challenges associated with getting big things done, and explored lessons from past experiences.
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The New York City Department of Homeless Services oversees one of the most comprehensive shelter systems in the nation, bringing real support to homeless New Yorkers when they need it most.
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) relies on information and technology to carry out its mission—it depends on the availability of and access to timely and reliable information and on the technology that makes it all happen.
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As both a member of the U.S. intelligence community and a Department of Defense (DOD) combat support agency, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has sought to produce timely, relevant, and accurate geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) for government leaders in responding to and anticipating the country’s most critical national security challenges.
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The U.S. Air Force must balance capabilities between current combat operations and the need to address emerging threats and challenges, with the ultimate aim to be lean, lethal, and agile.
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