Weekly Roundup for March 20-24 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 for March 20-24 2017
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What is the mission of GSA’s FEDSIM? What are its strategic priorities? How does FEDSIM work with federal agencies? Join host Michael Keegan and he explores these questions and more with Chris Hamm, Director, Federal Systems Integration & Management Center (FEDSIM).
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What are the key strategic priorities for DHS? How is the DHS Unity of Effort initiative going? What is DHS doing to improve its operational performance? Join host Michael Keegan and he explores these questions and more with Alejandro Mayorkas, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
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What is the management and performance agenda for the U.S. Department of Commerce? How is Commerce working to transform the way it does business? What is Commerce doing to support its employees and reforming its hiring process? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Ellen Herbst, Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary of Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.
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Last Thursday June 10, I had the honor of helping to open the DATA Act Summit. The event brought government and industry leaders together to discuss how best to implement this important statute, which will provide for better visibility into financial activities across the government. A year and a month after enactment, the Administration’s actions to carry out DATA Act provisions – along with support and involvement from industry partners – all point to a successful path forward.
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Can we shift the conversation in Washington from “waste, fraud, and abuse” to “what works and let’s fund it, instead?”
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The success of a Presidential administration rests in the hands of leadership - political appointees and career executives who are responsible for implementing policy, achieving mission outcomes, and running government operations. By focusing on “leadership talent” as a key priority, the next President can significantly enhance government’s capacity for political and career executives to deliver strong results for the Nation.
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Articles from across the Web that we at the IBM Center for The Business of Government found interesting, June 1 - 5, 2015.
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The Center for The Business of Government continues to support reports by leading thinkers on key issues affecting government today.
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Dr. Shantanu Agrawal leads the Center for Program Integrity with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. He joined me on The Business of Government Hour to discuss his efforts in combating fraud, waste, and abuse in federal healthcare programs.
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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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