Weekly Roundup for July 29, 2016


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

On the Radio Hour

Stephen L. Morris
Assistant Director, Criminal Justice Information Services...

In the magazine

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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Citizen Engagement in the Public Sector – How do you Define Value?
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 10:03
How do you define and measure the “value” of Citizen Engagement – both to the citizen and to the government agency...
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Forty years ago, Congress passed a law to make government agencies more accountable and transparent in how they sought advice from industry and the public. It was called the Federal Advisory Committee Act. But over the years, the way the law was implemented led to less citizen involvement and reluctance by agencies from seeking advice.
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By: John Kamensky on The Business of Government Blog
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As time has gone on, the gathering of performance data has become increasingly common. But there’s still a major hole.
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In a refreshingly provocative article in this month’s Harvard Business Review, celebrated business writer Gary Hamel describes the condition of management in most large organizations (costly and inefficient) and how one company did away with all their managers and still manage to run a $700 million company with revenues and profits that leave competitors in the dust.
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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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