Weekly Roundup: January 23-27, 2017

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The IBM Center's Weekly Roundup highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending January 27, 2017.

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Transforming VA’s IT Organization to Better Serve Veterans: Insights from LaVerne Council, Assistant Secretary for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
In his second inaugural address, President Abraham Lincoln spoke of the tragedies of the Civil War and society’s need to unify and “to care for him who...

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Applying Risk Management Strategies to Reduce Improper Payments
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What is the data management strategy for the U.S. Department of Transportation? How can data users provide feedback that can improve DOT’s data strategies? What does the future of data management and engagement hold at the U.S Department of Transportation? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Dan Morgan, Chief Data Officer at the US Department of Transportation.
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What are the key priorities for CMS’s Center for Program Integrity? How is it moving beyond the “pay and chase” approach to combating fraud, waste, and abuse? What innovative technologies is it using? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Dr. Shantanu Agrawal, Deputy Administrator & Director, Center for Program Integrity, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
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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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Articles from across the Web that we at the IBM Center for The Business of Government found interesting, April 20-24, 2015.
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By John Kamensky along with guest blogger Andrew Fairbanks.
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The authors of this report undertook a series of confidential interviews with staff in three institutions to gather candid insights.
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The Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Shaun Donovan, put agencies on notice last week that the Administration is doubling down on the implementation of its priorities and tracking progress more closely.
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Informing budget decisions with performance information is an important element of sound government management.
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It started two decades ago with CompStat in the New York City Police Department and quickly jumped to police agencies across the world as well as to other agencies within New York City. It was adapted by the City of Baltimore, which created CitiStat, the first application of this leadership strategy to an entire jurisdiction.
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Austria has a history of one of the lowest unemployment rates in Europe.
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