Weekly Roundup: January 9-13, 2017

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The IBM Center's Weekly Roundup highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending January 13, 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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Weekly Roundup: January 9-13, 2017
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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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The U.S. Department of Energy is responsible for advancing the energy, environmental, and nuclear security of the United States, promoting scientific and technological innovation in support of that mission, sponsoring basic research in the physical sciences, and ensuring the environmental cleanup of the nation’s nuclear weapons complex.
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With each edition, my goal is straightforward: to introduce readers to the works, insights, and advice from some of today’s key government executives, who are tackling significant management challenges and seizing opportunities to lead.
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Two years ago, the IBM Center for The Business of Government put together a research agenda that still guides much of our work, in which we collaborated with government, academic, and nonprofit leaders to identify key areas of need for the public sector to transform.
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Deputy Chief Information Officer of the U.S. Secret Service
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Johannes Kopf
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