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Last Friday, the IBM Center for The Business of Government and the Partnership for Public Service had the honor of co-hosting a group of leading experts from academe, as well as several former senior officials from Administrations of both parties, to frame key management issues and opportunities for the next Presidential term.

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Strengthening the Connective Links in Government
Over the past five years, the Obama administration has pursued a host of innovation-fostering initiatives that work to strengthen the connective links among...

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Making Decisions in a Time of Transition
Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 13:34
In 2017, after taking office, the next administration will face many significant and simultaneous decisions on a wide...
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In this issue of The Business of Government magazine, we survey the intersection where leadership, complex challenges, and the need for transformation meet.
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The use of dashboards in federal government agencies increased dramatically following the Obama administration’s Open Government Initiative issued in January 2009, which espoused the principles of transparency, participation, and collaboration.
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In 2009, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARA) provided a one-time boost in spending to state and local governments of more than $275 billion which was distributed via 65 different federal programs (both new programs and some already in existence). The funds were intended to help bridge the immediate fiscal problems created by the Great Recession.
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The GPRA Modernization Act of 2010 requires each federal agency to identify a set of priority goals, designate someone to be the goal leader for each goal, review progress toward these goals, and publicly report at least quarterly on that progress. Such a process represents a more focused review (concentrating on the priority goals) than the broader performance reviews described here.
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In this issue of The Business of Government magazine, we survey the intersection where leadership, complex challenges, and the need for transformation meet. Whether it’s in the response to the global financial crisis, the national deficit, or the myriad of other pressing issues facing us, uncertainty seems boundless while constraints on resources are very real.
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A Time for Transformational Change
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In another installment of the Leaders Speak Series, I bring you a sampling of current government leaders and their advice on leadership and public service. What makes an effective leader? Why pursue a career in public service? Our guests offer their extended reflections on such questions.
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DeSeve identifies seven primary lessons from implementation of the Recovery Act.
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When public sector leaders talk about creating greater efficiency in government ("leaner and meaner," and so on) often their approach boils down to reductions in work force.
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The current report by Professor Wyld describes the increasing use of reverse auctions by government at all levels across the world.
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