"Ultimately, [the goal] is to make it a way of living, a way of thinking.
You begin to look for waste in whatever you do. Once you start thinking
that way, you can change the way that you are doing things so that it
is more efficient.”
"If you think about what we’re about, creating knowledge, sharing
information for the advancement of humankind, then we’re all about
sharing information, but we also have the challenge of security and
securing the information. So balancing this is a big challenge.”
“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
"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.”
"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….”
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!
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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."