Weekly Roundup: January 23-27, 2017


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

In the magazine

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...

On the blog

Applying Risk Management Strategies to Reduce Improper Payments
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"What gives me the most confidence in our ability to press ahead, to meet the goals of Executive Order 13514, and push even further into the future are the extraordinary men and women who work in the federal government."
773 recommendations
"I think it's important to find good people. Once you have good people working for you, it is important that you trust them, rely on them, and support them."
768 recommendations
"We have a very spirited and innovative workforce—the real intellectual capital of the navy. They’re out there doing their best every day, not just for the navy of today, but by building the navy of tomorrow."7
797 recommendations
Leveraging Innovation and Partnerships - Insights from the U.S. Department of State
608 recommendations
"I think what we have to do is figure out how we can reach more of the globe’s people directly using the proliferation of [digital] networks."
354 recommendations
Introduction—Analytics and Risk Management: Tools for Making Better Decisions
509 recommendations
Performance Reporting: Insights from International Practice
444 recommendations