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Weekly Roundup: December 8-12, 2014
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Articles from across the Web that we found interesting, the week of December 8-12,, 2014.
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Given that government influences many facets of our lives, it is critical that we monitor how it performs and operates and use that information to shape and transform how it works.
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Every day, all across the United States, the nation’s health and human service agencies touch millions of lives.
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All across America, small towns and large cities are facing the social realities of homelessness and the steady increase of and demand for homeless services.
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The Obama administration has challenged federal agencies to meaningfully engage the public to provide ideas, insights, and comments on new policies and existing services to make them more citizen-centric.
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Fostering innovation, speed, and performance in government is not the impossible task it seems.
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Most everyone agrees that economies and societies around the world are going through historic structural changes, driven by a number of powerful forces including digital technologies and globalization.
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What is the value of time? Is it measured in cost, in service levels, in quality?
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The IBM Center has released a special report, Fast Government: Accelerating Service Quality While Reducing Cost and Time, on which this forum is based.
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, HHS, sits atop a vast array of data information and expertise that, if leveraged properly and applied innovatively, could transform health and health care delivery within this country.
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NASA continues to face significant operational changes, from retiring the shuttle program, to transitioning to the next-generation space transportation system for exploration beyond low-earth orbit, to the exploration of Mars.
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