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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Seth Diamond
Commissioner
New York City Department of Homeless Services

In the magazine

Reform of the Federal IT Budget - Increasing Strategy, Decreasing Complexity
The federal budget process is an exercise in time travel. At any given moment, agency budget and program managers may live in as many as three years at the...

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Applying Risk Management Strategies to Reduce Improper Payments
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 14:50
This report continues our long interest in risk management with a specific focus on employing risk management...
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The federal government purchases more than $500 billion of goods and services each year, buying everything from pens and paper to engineering services and fighter jets.
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Government today spends more on information technology (IT) overhead costs than on the direct costs of mission systems.
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Our governing institutions must be reformed in order to meet the enormous tasks we face as a nation.
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National competitiveness is no longer defined solely by measures of international trade or relative cost competitiveness.
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Given today’s fiscal realities, the nation must explore alternative policy approaches and ways for government to do its business.
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In the March 2012 Harvard Business Review article, “The Looming Challenge to U.S. Competitiveness,” Michael Porter and Jan Rivik point out that the U.S. faces a deeper, more fundamental challenge than recovering from a recession of unusual depth and duration— that is, its ability to be competitive globally. “To restore its competitiveness, America needs a long-term strategy,” counsel Potter and Rivik.
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Two professional associations, the American Society for Public Administration and the National Academy of Public Administration, have joined to sponsor a series of forums addressing the management challenges likely to face whomever is sworn in as president in January 2013. One of these forums examined the leadership challenges associated with getting big things done, and explored lessons from past experiences.
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The New York City Department of Homeless Services oversees one of the most comprehensive shelter systems in the nation, bringing real support to homeless New Yorkers when they need it most.
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The Federal Acquisition Service takes a leadership role in providing centralized acquisition solutions while reducing waste, increasing efficiency, lowering cost, and fostering emerging sectors of the economy.
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Today, the U.S. Department of Energy stands at the forefront in helping the nation meet its energy, scientific, environmental, and national security goals, while also developing and deploying new energy technologies to reduce dependence on foreign energy sources.
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