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From Data to Decisions III

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Today’s senior managers are tempted to begin analytics programs before determining the mission-essential questions they are seeking data to answer.

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Seth Diamond
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New York City Department of Homeless Services

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Reform of the Federal IT Budget - Increasing Strategy, Decreasing Complexity
The federal budget process is an exercise in time travel. At any given moment, agency budget and program managers may live in as many as three years at the...

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What Is the Public's Role in Government?
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 17:47
The Clinton Administration promoted customer service. The Bush Administration expressed sympathy for taxpayers. The...
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With the issuance of Executive Order 13514 on federal sustainability, the Obama administration has called upon the federal government to lead by example: making its operations more sustainable, responsible, and efficient.
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I’d like to be the first to say to Twitter’s new employee: welcome to the party, but don’t get comfortable. Here are five things I’d like to see Twitter do to make itself more useful to government, and more useful to citizens:
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