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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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Dr. Mergel discusses the managerial, cultural, behavioral, and technological issues that public managers face in starting and maintaining Wikis.
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The National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) at the Commerce Department recently held a workshop to discuss how protection of personal information can be made a key implementation element in the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC). The meeting discussed steps that Government and industry can take to develop and implement privacy-friendly policy and technology as a priority in the way we identify ourselves online.
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As with each edition, this issue of The Business of Government magazine has as its focus the core mission of the Center—connecting research to practice as a means to improve public management. We do this by bringing together insights and perspectives, blended with an equal measure of practicality and reflection, from an array of government leaders, public managers, thinkers, practitioners, and academics.
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This guide offers ideas on how agencies can start closing the gaps between managers and staff, as well as tips on how to use the Staff/Manager Alignment Score to supplement and refine efforts to improve the workplace.
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Big problems call for big solutions. And so, with the states mired in historically unpleasant fiscal times, many have decided they need to go far beyond Band-Aid solutions in favor of tourniquets and transplants.
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Over the last 13 years, we published more than 300 research reports and interviewed some 300 senior government executives. It is from this rich library that we’ve identified several broad societal trends that we believe are changing what it takes to be a successful leader at all levels of government.
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Dr. Mergel describes the managerial, cultural, behavioral, and technological issues that public managers face in starting and maintaining Wikis.
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While all federal agencies have developed “open government plans,” many managers find themselves unfamiliar with what tactics and tools work best, under different scenarios.
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This week, our focus was on key considerations before moving to a virtualized development and test (dev-test) environment.
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Stephen Goldsmith is the Deputy Mayor for Operations.
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