Weekly Round-up: September 26, 2014

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The IBM Center's Weekly Round Up highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending September 26...

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New York City Department of Homeless Services

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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...

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Articles from across the Web that we found interesting, the week of October 13 - 17, 2014.
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