Weekly Roundup May 20, 2016

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The IBM Center's Weekly Roundup highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending May 20, 2016.

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Weekly Roundup May 20, 2016
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On this program, we introduce a select group of government leaders who offer their insights, outline successes, and tell us how they, in their own unique way, are making a difference in an era of fiscal austerity.
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Robert Reisner, an expert in government transformation, has culled these insights in his recent IBM Center report, A Leader’s Guide to Transformation: Developing a Playbook for Successful Change Initiatives. Based on these interviews, Reisner frames a series of interrelated steps that a government executive should consider when they undertake any transformation initiative.
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Social security is a well-established part of the societal landscape in traditional westernized countries. There are a variety of approaches, and there are substantial differences between the operation of social security under the predominantly insurance-based (or Bismarckian) systems and the social assistance (Beveridge) systems.
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DHS prevents homelessness wherever possible and provides short-term emergency shelter and re-housing support when needed.
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Admiral Papp leads the largest component DHS, comprised of 42,000 active duty, 8,200 Reserve, 8,000 civilian and 31,000 volunteer Auxiliarists.
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Ed DeSeve oversaw the implementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. He provides an insider’s view on managing the administration’s efforts, describing a series of key decisions made by the administration in response to the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.
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What is the Social Security Administration doing to reduce disability backlogs? How is SSA improving service and stewardship efforts? What does the future hold for the United States Social Security Administration? Michael Astrue, Commissioner of the U.S. Social Security Administration joined me on The Business of Government Hour to explore these questions and so much more.
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How is GAO working to help put the country back on a sustainable fiscal path? What is GAO doing to assist Congress in support of its oversight of decision making responsibilities? How is GAO overseeing federal programs and operations to ensure accountability to the American people? Last month, Comptroller General Gene Dodaro joined me on The Business of Government Hour to explore these questions and so much more. Here are some insights from this discussion:
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What is the value of a centralized provider, like GSA, and its Federal Acquisition Service? How does the Federal Acquisition Service foster government operations that are effective, sustainable, and transparent? How is the Federal Acquisition Service managing in an era of fiscal constraint? Steven Kempf, Commissioner of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service joins me this week on The Business of Government Hour to explore these questions and so much more.
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Steven J. Kempf sets strategic direction and oversees the delivery of over $50 billion of best-value products, services and solutions to federal customers, allowing them to effectively and efficiently achieve their missions.
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