Weekly Roundup for July 15, 2016


The IBM Center's Weekly Roundup highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending July 15, 2016.

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Reform of the Federal IT Budget - Increasing Strategy, Decreasing Complexity
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Weekly Roundup for July 15, 2016
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The IBM Center for The Business of Government connects public management research with practice. Since 1998, we have helped public sector executives improve the effectiveness of government with practical ideas and original thinking. Watch our short video to learn more.
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Several recent reports recommend ways to improve performance in US Government information technology (IT) programs. These recommendations focus on how agencies buy and oversee IT from companies. A key recommendation? Bite-sized chunks are better, and independent review can keep projects on track.
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Maybe it's a vestige of the mini-computer era, or maybe because it’s a short-term expediency. But the practice of building an application, and buying a server – or array of servers – to run it has proven to be expensive and inefficient.
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The Defense Finance and Accounting Service has consolidated more than 300 installation finance offices into 24 and reduced DoD costs by orders of magnitude more than the reduction in the workforce required to support the systems and offices.
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Consolidating IT Infrastructure is not just about reducing data centers or networks it is about building a cost-effective and efficient IT environment.
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It’s a challenge to write a blog entry this soon after the mid-term elections and not mention them…but truly, government performance improvement is a non-partisan issue. Whether you are enthusiastic about the outcome(s) or simply relieved that the robocalls are ending, for now, I’ll stay focused on performance, outcomes, adding value, and removing costs from the operations of government.
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Transparency is about ensuring that your inputs, processes and outcomes are visible to key stakeholders.
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The largest technology companies in the country believe that that the Federal government can save $1 trillion over the next ten years through the aggressive adoption of seven specific initiatives based on commercial best practices ....
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IBM estimates that the Federal Government can save $1 trillion over the next ten years by aggressive adoption of seven specific management practices proven to work in the commercial sector of our economy. How ambitious is this?
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This week, UK Chancellor George Osborne announced 20% spending cuts for the British government, with budget reductions impacting welfare, police, and councils.
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