Weekly Roundup: January 23-27, 2017

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The IBM Center's Weekly Roundup highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending January 27, 2017.

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John Kamensky
Senior Fellow
IBM Center for The Business of Government

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

Applying Risk Management Strategies to Reduce Improper Payments
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 14:50
This report continues our long interest in risk management with a specific focus on employing risk management...
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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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Richard Boly is a career U.S. diplomat and currently the Director of the Office of eDiplomacy, an applied technology think tank for the U.S. Department of State.
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How do you tackle a large-scale, complex challenge that evolves over time, involves thousands of stakeholders, and where there is no clear solution? For example, is there a road map for how the Internet evolved? Could we do it again?
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This report offers practical design advice to public managers and political leaders who are facing complex, dynamic public challenges involving multiple stakeholders on issues or problems where there is no clearly defined solution.
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With more than 220 years of service to the nation, the U.S. Coast Guard is a military, multi-mission maritime organization that safeguards the U.S. economic and security interests. From the oil platforms of the northern Arabian Gulf to the interior rivers, to an increasingly open and accessible Arctic, the Coast Guard ensures the safety, security, and stewardship of our maritime domain.
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This edition of The Business of Government magazine provides a glimpse into the many challenges, risks, and opportunities facing today’s government executives. More importantly, it introduces 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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What works when developing a cross-agency collaborative network? A six-year long study of 266 existing collaborative networks of public safety organizations distills valuable lessons for how to design and sustain similar networks in other policy arenas.
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