Weekly Round-up: November 14, 2014

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Getting Big Things Done in Government
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Weekly Round-up: November 14, 2014
Friday, November 14, 2014 - 15:07
The IBM Center's Weekly Round Up highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending...
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“For 40 years, DOT has been helping build highways, bridges, and overseeing the highways and seaways, so one of our focus areas has been on engineers. But we want to attract all disciplines, from administrative positions to IT, from HR to security, from safety to procurement.”
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"A chief operating officer is like a pacemaker for an organization, trying to make sure that the heart of the organization is beating at a healthy, regular rate, the blood is circulating, getting to all the extremities, so that people can do their job. I look for ways to make the organization even healthier so people can do their job better.”
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