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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In advance of the Afghan Presidential election run-off scheduled for June 14, Larry Sampler, assistant to the USAID Administrator for Afghanistan and Pakistan join me on The Business of Government to explore how USAID has sought to promote stability and order in Afghanistan and what is USAID's three-fold transition strategy. The following is an excerpt of our discussion on The Business of Government Hour.
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The deep knowledge of networks of science and medical researchers is invaluable when pandemics and health emergencies occur. But how do you marshal diffuse networks of expertise in a crisis?
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The federal government has developed increasingly sophisticated approaches to addressing emergencies and crises.
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Reformers have promoted the notion of performance budgeting since it was introduced by the 1949 Hoover Commission. Major initiatives have been attempted and incremental progress has been achieved. But not enough has happened.
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This edition of The Business of Government magazine underscores the importance of correlating short-term decision-making with long-range consequences. We highlight the latest trends and best practices for improving government effectiveness by introducing you to key government executives, detailing the work of public management practitioners, and offering insights from leading academics.
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There is growing interest in “engaging the crowd” to identify or develop innovative solutions to public problems.
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This edition of The Business of Government magazine underscores the importance of correlating short-term decision-making with long-range consequences.
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This Forum offers a primer on each of the six trends and the insights that can help government executives respond more effectively to their mission and management challenges.
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Is the emerging vision of government as a platform too farfetched and unrealistic? Or does it portend a new era of citizen engagement in public service innovation? What are the distinct roles for citizens in public service co-creation and problem-solving? Are there strategies for creating an environment for co-creation? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions with the Satish Nambisan, co-author of Engaging Citizens in Co-Creation in Public Services.
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GAO has issued a series of reports over the past three years identifying more than 80 areas where there is potential duplication and overlap. It observes that “agencies face a range of barriers when they attempt to work collaboratively.”
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