Weekly Round-up: September 19, 2014

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Reform of the Federal IT Budget - Increasing Strategy, Decreasing Complexity
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Weekly Round-up: September 19, 2014
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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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This week, Johnny Barnes, our Public Sector Chief Technology Officer, provided an overview comparing cloud models and offering thoughts about their connection to the mission needs that may drive an organization to move to the cloud. For many, this framework is clear; using definitions provided by NIST is intended to help federal leaders compare apples to apples.
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This week, Johnny Barnes, our Public Sector Chief Technology Officer, shared details about a tool that has helped many commercial and government users migrate to a consolidated environment – reducing risk, speeding results, and saving money.
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