Weekly Roundup January 29, 2016

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

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Reform of the Federal IT Budget - Increasing Strategy, Decreasing Complexity
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The budget stalemate back in the spring, the summer debt ceiling debacle, the recent failure of the “super committee,” and the near paralysis over extending the payroll tax cut the are all symptoms of a broken governing system. The non-partisan Peterson-Pew Commission on Budget Reform recently issued a series of recommendations on how to begin fixing the system.
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Dr. Jamie M. Morin is the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, Washington, D.C. He serves as the Air Force's Chief Financial Officer and principal adviser to the Secretary of the Air Force on all financial matters.
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In this issue of The Business of Government magazine, we survey the intersection where leadership, complex challenges, and the need for transformation meet.
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The use of dashboards in federal government agencies increased dramatically following the Obama administration’s Open Government Initiative issued in January 2009, which espoused the principles of transparency, participation, and collaboration.
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In 2009, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARA) provided a one-time boost in spending to state and local governments of more than $275 billion which was distributed via 65 different federal programs (both new programs and some already in existence). The funds were intended to help bridge the immediate fiscal problems created by the Great Recession.
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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has an expansive mission, and managing its resources efficiently and effectively as “One DHS” is key to successfully meeting that mission.
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From collecting revenue to disbursing payments, the mission of the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Management Service (FMS) is as varied as it is important.
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In this issue of The Business of Government magazine, we survey the intersection where leadership, complex challenges, and the need for transformation meet. Whether it’s in the response to the global financial crisis, the national deficit, or the myriad of other pressing issues facing us, uncertainty seems boundless while constraints on resources are very real.
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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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