Weekly Round-up: September 19, 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 19

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Weekly Round-up: September 19, 2014
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What is the PerformanceStat Potential? How is PerformanceStat a leadership strategy for producing results? What are the core leadership principles and key operational components of this leadership strategy? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Prof. Bob Behn of Harvard University’s Kennedy School and author of The PerformanceStat Potential.
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What factors contribute to Austria’s low rates of unemployment? How does Austria’s "dual educational system" factor into it? What is the Austrian Public Employment Service doing to enhance the way it does business? What can we learned from innovations being pursued in Austria? Join Michael Keegan for the inaugural global conversations with leaders series as he explores these questions and more with Dr. Johannes Kopf, managing director, Austrian Public Employment Service.
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Carter Hewgley, Director of Enterprise Analytics for the Federal Emergency Management, takes an iterative approach to maturing strategic analytics with FEMAStat.
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Malcolm Bertoni, Assistant Commissioner for Planning at the Food and Drug Administration, shares the important elements of a successful analytics program and a road map for getting there.
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Lisa Danzig, associate director for performance and personnel at the Office of Management and Budget, shares some insightful stories on leveraging big data and analytics to improve performance across multiple agencies within the Department.
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The IBM Center's Weekly Round Up highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending September 19
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The White House’s Open Government initiative encourages citizens to become more actively engaged in budget decisions in their communities. How does this work in practice? Do busy citizens actually get involved?
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Participatory budgeting is an innovation in direct citizen participation in government decision-making that began 25 years ago in a town in Brazil.
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Since the creation of the IBM Center for The Business of Government over 15 years ago, it has been our goal to help public sector leaders and managers address real-world problems by sponsoring independent, third-party research from top minds in academe and the nonprofit sector.
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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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