Weekly Round-up: November 14, 2014

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Weekly Round-up: November 14, 2014
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The IBM Center's Weekly Round Up highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending...
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“We are moving to a patient-centric environment, where veteran health information can be shared more easily…. [So] no matter where the veteran goes, the access to his or her medical information is very easy, to the point where it can actually be accessed by other government agencies.”
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"Mapping, monitoring, modeling, and understanding ecosystems is important to informing resource managers in their challenge of balancing land-use and land-change issues with human needs.”
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"We have programs that now can track what they are doing and a way to describe it: where they’re going, what they’ve done, what they’re trying to achieve. I think that makes them more accountable."
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"We’re very bullish on both biofuels and hydrogen, as well as battery technology, which is being developed to really improve the operation of vehicles, reduce our dependence on foreign oil—which is, frankly, job one—and then also it’s going to improve the environment. It’s sort of a triple whammy, if you will.”
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"We’re one of the few developed countries that doesn’t have a set of key outcome indicators so that we can understand the nation’s position and progress across a wide range of social, demographic, and other key policy areas. We believe that those would help decision makers know how we are doing….”
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Over the past year, the IBM Center for The Business of Government has been preparing materials to help smooth the transition for the next administration.  This blog has been part of that preparation.  But today is the grand unveiling! Bookmark this link...
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"The natural environment continues to pose risks to society. USGS has a long and respected history of providing relevant and timely information for responding to hazard events such as earthquakes, flooding, volcanic eruptions, and landslides."
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The green movement has reached a tipping point in recent years. Private industry now realizes that using green production techniques not only improves the environment but also can provide significant financial benefits by reducing waste, regulatory costs,...
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Historically, transforming state government meant restructuring or reorganizing the executive branch or a single agency. However, these approaches are no longer seen as effective. State government must become more flexible and responsive to the rapidly...
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"CFOJOBS.GOV is an attempt to build a community around financial management [and] to be able to attract talent into financial management within the U.S. government. We have a beta site available at the moment, it's at www.cfojobs.gov. We will be improving the existing site over time to introduce commonly-referred-to Web2.0 types of technologies."
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