Weekly Roundup: January 16-20, 2017

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Weekly Roundup: January 16-20, 2017
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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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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) relies on information and technology to carry out its mission—it depends on the availability of and access to timely and reliable information and on the technology that makes it all happen.
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The United States Coast Guard has ensured the safety, security, and stewardship of the nation’s maritime domain for more than 220 years.
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For over 75 years, the U.S. Social Security Administration, or SSA, has touched the lives of virtually every American, whether it is after the loss of a loved one, at the onset of a disability, or during the transition from work to retirement.
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