Weekly Roundup July 31, 2015

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Weekly Roundup July 31, 2015
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DeSeve identifies seven primary lessons from implementation of the Recovery Act.
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When public sector leaders talk about creating greater efficiency in government ("leaner and meaner," and so on) often their approach boils down to reductions in work force.
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Reverse auctions—auctions where an organization posts a buying requirement and interested suppliers drive prices down as they bid against one another to win the auction—are a simple idea whose time has come.
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The current report by Professor Wyld describes the increasing use of reverse auctions by government at all levels across the world.
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Even in a day when there seems to be disagreement about even the simplest of notions, we don’t see anyone arguing with the proposition that government, at all levels, has lots of problems to solve.
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Dr. Jonathan Woodson, Assistant Secretary of Defense, Health Affairs, Director, TRICARE Management Activity, Military Health System (MHS), principal advisor, health issues
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Nick Nayak has over 24 years of senior private, public and academic leadership experience. He has been a dynamic figure in the field of federal acquisition – helping to professionalize the federal acquisition workforce; implement methods to obtain acquisition savings; and recruit the next generation of acquisition professionals.
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All levels of government are under fiscal stress trying to meet greater demand for public assistance. This environment increases the magnitude of risk from improper payments and other wasteful practices.
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It is our goal to help public sector executives and managers address real-world problems by supporting leading researchers who produce empirical evidence to inform the debates about whether particular management approaches will improve government performance.
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In 2009, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provided a one-time boost in spending to state and local governments of more than $275 billion which was distributed via 65 different new or existing federal programs.
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