Weekly Roundup January 29, 2016


The IBM Center's Weekly Roundup highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending January 29.

On the Radio Hour

Nani Coloretti
Deputy Secretary
Department of Housing and Urban Development

In the magazine

Strengthening the Connective Links in Government
Over the past five years, the Obama administration has pursued a host of innovation-fostering initiatives that work to strengthen the connective links among...

On the blog

Weekly Roundup:  February 1 - 5, 2016
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Articles from across the Web that we at the IBM Center for The Business of Government found interesting, February 1 – 5...
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"Using technology [in an innovative manner], I think we have the best of both worlds. We serve the clients better. They’re happy with us. We save them time and money, and as they interact with us [more effectively] we save [the City] time and money.”
2,479 recommendations
"Fannie and Freddie are the backbone of the mortgage market in this country. Unfortunately, when they were created, the law allowed them to have very thin capitalization. They could be leveraged up to 100 to 1, if you will—unbelievable leverage.”
971 recommendations
Federal agencies have been required to report performance information for a decade. Several organizations, such as the Association for Government Accountants and the Mercatus Center, have been assessing the quality of these reports.
134 recommendations
The Department of Defense launched an ambitious effort to transform its vast network of back office mission support systems in 2001. It has since invested large amounts of funding in the effort. What progress has been achieved to date? What has been...
1,300 recommendations
Public managers in communities across the country are under increasing pressure by the public to report on the outcomes and results of their programs. With both internal and external demands for information, public managers not only need to provide an...
965 recommendations
Michael Astrue
468 recommendations
Thomas G. Day
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Vice Admiral Adam M. Robinson, Jr.
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In both his campaign and in his inaugural address, President Barack Obama placed an emphasis on government performance and results. One commentator said that he will govern less through ideology and more through the pragmatic use of fact-based decision processes. This came through clearly in his inaugural address:
112 recommendations
Two simple tools - goals and measurement - are among the most powerful leadership mechanisms available to a President for influencing the vast scope of federal agencies. Goals and measurement are useless, however, unless used. Both Presidents Clinton...
881 recommendations