Weekly Roundup: January 23-27, 2017

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

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Rodney Scott
University of New South Wales

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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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A New Research Agenda:  The Center Launches Our Third Decade of Bringing the Best Ideas to Government
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 13:18
The Center is releasing a refreshed set of priorities to inform future research that can drive public sector...
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In this report, Richard Boyle provides cross-national comparative data on good and bad practices in performance reporting, shares good practices across these countries, assesses the state of performance reporting, and provides directly relevant assistance...
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RADM Christine Hunter, M.D.
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Jennifer Main(Jenni) is the Chief Financial Officer, Assistant Secretary for Financial Stability, Under Secretary for Domestic Finance at the Department of the Treasury.
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"What I’m really trying to do is create a change-centric organization that continually adapts to its environment…An enduring legacy that I would like to leave is that we have [created] a Coast Guard that was capable of sensing changes in demand and proactive in doing what this country needs us to do."
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"When I talk to the public about science, my rule is: Do not try to impress anybody with how smart you are. Just be clear. I follow this [principle]: precision of thought and economy of expression. Know what it is that you want to say, and say it in as few words as possible."
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"It’s important that we collaboratively work with our military customers to plan what is going to be needed and when. We call it 'collaborative demand planning.'"
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"From our very inception, indeed, the department in which we fit, a top priority has been the prevention of another terrorist attack on the U.S. From our immediate perspective, that means preventing the entry of terrorists and others who would do harm to us in the U.S.”
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"The biggest challenge is [to combat] that old adage that ‘speed is the enemy of accuracy.’ When you put out $125 billion in one day you can’t make a mistake—you need to do that perfectly.”
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