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Leadership in Action - The Business of Government Magazine Spring 2014

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This edition of The Business of Government magazine underscores the importance of correlating short-term decision-making with long-range consequences. We highlight the latest trends and best practices for improving government effectiveness by introducing you to key government executives, detailing the work of public management practitioners, and offering insights from leading academics.

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Reform of the Federal IT Budget - Increasing Strategy, Decreasing Complexity
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Leadership in Action - The Business of Government Magazine Spring 2014
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This edition of The Business of Government magazine underscores the importance of correlating short-term decision-...
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