Weekly Roundup: January 23-27, 2017


The IBM Center's Weekly Roundup highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending January 27, 2017.

On the Radio Hour

Kevin Page
Deputy Commissioner, Federal Acquisition Service

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...

On the blog

Cognitive Category Management - Unlocking Value in Government - Part Two
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 10:11
This blog post is written by Timothy Wood, Public Sector Operations & Supply Chain Management Practice Area Leader...
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When immediate budget constraints are competing with long-term savings and legislation such as the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act, outcomes-based charging can help governments minimize up-front costs and risk, but still realize valuable savings in the end.
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The federal government is looking at Information Technology (IT) Consolidation at way to reduce costs and improve performance. IBM’s success in consolidating its own IT systems and infrastructure provides insight into how adoption of commercial best practices and reduce IT costs while improving performance and increasing service levels.
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This week, we began to share details from some of our technical expects on IT consolidation.
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For most government IT organizations, the goal is to provide unified, real-time access to information, as well as visibility agency-wide into data residing on diverse systems.
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As we start the new year, I am excited to kick off a series of posts on each of the seven cost takeout initiatives. We will dive deeper into each of the initiatives, exploring how the federal government can move from concept to realized savings through the application of commercial best practices to reduce costs and improve performance.
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Federal departments and agencies increasingly rely on services to accomplish their missions. "Sourcing" refers to how government departments and agencies obtain the services they need to solve their mission delivery requirements and how those decisions are reached.
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This time of year, you can’t avoid the phenomena of list-making. There is a top ten list of good or bad, best and worst, “in” or “out” for everything. While you’re busy making your own lists for 2010, resolutions for 2011, and back up plans for your resolutions, I wanted to share my list of top “must reads” that address the debt and improving Federal mission performance.
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Earlier this month, President Obama signed the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010 into law. It expands opportunities for over 1 million federal workers to telecommute for at least part of their week.
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Over the years with Coopers and Lybrand, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and IBM, my teams and I have published a few pieces about transforming government. Sometimes, we’ve recommended simple concepts that when applied across the Federal government could achieve dramatic results. Other times, we’ve talked about very complex ideas that could radically change outcomes for government leaders or citizens.
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This week, we shared our thoughts about the 25 point IT management reform plans unveiled by Vivek Kundra and the White House.
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