Weekly Roundup for July 29, 2016

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The IBM Center's Weekly Roundup highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending July 29, 2016.

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Insights from Dr. Phyllis Schneck, Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications, National Protection and Programs Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Enhancing Cybersecurity in a World of Real- Time Threats: Insights from Dr. Phyllis Schneck, Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications,...

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How is the Data Act being implemented?What are the requirements of the Data Act?What are some of the key challenges in implementing the Data Act? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Christina Ho, Deputy Assistant Secretary Accounting Policy and Financial Transparency, U.S. Department of the Treasury.
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In 2017, after taking office, the next administration will face many significant and simultaneous decisions on a wide array of issues, and mountains of data to inform these choices.
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Recent reports highlight a grading system that Congress has introduced to assess federal agency IT performance; these grades also point to areas where agencies can prioritize improvements to become more efficient and effective.
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From forging a unity of effort in homeland security to strategizing today how to field the U.S. Army of tomorrow; to pursuing affordable housing, eliminating fraud, waste, and abuse in healthcare, and securing cyberspace, this issue of The Business of Government magazine delves into a diverse set of topics and public management issues facing us today.
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Joy Lesnick
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Among federal executives, U.S. Inspectors General (IGs) face a unique challenge: maintaining their independence from the agencies they oversee while striving to be positively engaged with agency leadership and fulfilling congressional committees’ expectations.
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Given the growing dependence on information technology (IT) for service delivery and the accomplishment of mission objectives and the trend of increasing spending on IT, it is important that we have tools and techniques in place to develop a balanced portfolio of measures of IT performance, which include IT project management, IT operations management, and IT innovation.
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Over the past five years, the Obama administration has pursued a host of innovation-fostering initiatives that work to strengthen the connective links among and within federal agencies.
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Enhancing Cybersecurity in a World of Real- Time Threats: Insights from Dr. Phyllis Schneck, Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications, National Protection and Programs Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
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Leading a Unity of Effort: A Conversation with Alejandro Mayorkas, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
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