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

Seth Diamond
New York City Department of Homeless Services

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

Applying Risk Management Strategies to Reduce Improper Payments
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 14:50
This report continues our long interest in risk management with a specific focus on employing risk management...
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We’ve talked about the age of austerity, and the kind of tough decisions ahead of us if we’re going to address the mounting debt while improving the performance of the government. In this post, I also wanted to share a few noteworthy articles about the same efforts to rein in spending for some countries in the European Union.
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Last week, the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform made recommendations to our leaders that identify savings opportunities to reduce the national debt. The opportunities target roughly the same time horizon as my report does and identifies nearly four times as much potential savings.
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Within these pages, we have assembled a varied group of leaders, innovators, practitioners, and thinkers, who in their own way offer models to follow, provide insights that can infuse theory to practice, and pave the way to shaping the business of government.
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This video provides a sampling of the hundreds of government executives we have interviewed over the years. Enjoy insights from these government leaders...
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This week, the President’s Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform presented their recommendations to reduce the Federal debt.
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Improving the cost, quality, and performance of financial management operations and systems is one of the Administration’s management priorities.
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Taking advantage of centralized IT services sometimes requires a change in how departments or agencies regard their business processes.
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Recent recommendations from OMB around IT Reform depend critically on the ability of those individuals and teams to manage large scale IT programs effectively, and to communicate with each other before, during, and after the contracts for such programs are released. This reality reinforces the fact that success relies on people, not technology: well-qualified leaders and managers who are incentivized to work together and achieve results.
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This contribution outlines 10 principles designed to provide insight into effective and efficient strategies on how to best deploy financial management systems in alignment with OMB’s goals and policies, with a focus on optimizing resources and information in a modernized environment. We offer these principles based upon lessons learned from multiple financial management system deployments throughout the public sector domestically and abroad.
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