Weekly Roundup: January 23-27, 2017


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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Tiffany Hixson
Assistant Commissioner, Office of Professional Services...

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Reform of the Federal IT Budget - Increasing Strategy, Decreasing Complexity
The federal budget process is an exercise in time travel. At any given moment, agency budget and program managers may live in as many as three years at the...

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Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 10:26
On July 19, I had the honor of joining a panel at an event, Outlook for federal agency program management and...
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Today, the Center for the Business of Government is pleased to release our latest view of key issues facing public sector leaders and stakeholders over the next several years: “Six Trends Driving Change in Government.”
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The IBM Center for The Business of Government has looked across our interactions with government leaders and stakeholders, as well as the considerable work and thinking of our authors, to identify a set of trends that will drive change in government.
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What would happen if time became a key performance metric in government efficiency and effectiveness? What is fast government? How can we develop strategies and tools to deliver Fast Government? What are the barriers to innovation, speed, and performance? Join host Michael Keegan next week on a Special Edition of The Business of Government Hour.
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Government executives need to understand one of the most complex bureaucratic processes in government: the federal procurement system. Understanding this system is key to a successful tenure in government. The new IBM Center report, A Guide for Agency Leaders on Federal Acquisition can help agency leaders understand the basics of the federal procurement process.
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This report answers seven key questions that government executives should know about the procurement process.
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What we seek to do is go beyond the buzz to introduce and connect our readers to actual public-sector executives who are leading agencies or initiatives that are focused on critical missions. The leaders profiled in this edition offer compelling insights, lessons learned, and, most of all, advice to others that is marked by clarity of mind and a sense of purpose. It is truly leadership in action...
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What is the DoD’s Acquisition Visibility initiative? How does it provide key data and information to decision-makers? What’s next for DoD’s Acquisition Visibility? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Mark Krzysko, Deputy Director DoD’s Acquisition Enterprise Information.
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The IBM Center has released a special report, Fast Government: Accelerating Service Quality While Reducing Cost and Time, on which this forum is based.
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The Obama administration’s recently proposed budget calls for more investment in the nation’s public buildings.
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The world is changing rapidly, profoundly, and in every direction. For the U.S. federal government, an increasingly challenging political and fiscal environment provides a powerful catalyst for supply chain transformation.
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