Weekly Roundup September 4, 2015

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The IBM Center's Weekly Round Up highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending September 4.

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New York City Department of Homeless Services

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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...

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Weekly Roundup September 4, 2015
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Professors Cassell and Hoffmann observe that the public debate to date over the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) has focused primarily on the policy issues involved, with significantly less attention paid to operational issues. Their report focuses...
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In 2006, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) authorized the Performance and Accountability Reporting (PAR) Pilot Program, which permitted executive branch agencies to use an alternative approach to reporting financial and performance information....
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"We’re going to have almost 80 million baby boomers retiring in the next two decades.”
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"FASAB’s mission is to promulgate federal accounting standards after considering the financial and budgetary information needs of citizens, oversight groups, executive agencies, and other users of financial statements.”
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"Fannie and Freddie are the backbone of the mortgage market in this country. Unfortunately, when they were created, the law allowed them to have very thin capitalization. They could be leveraged up to 100 to 1, if you will—unbelievable leverage.”
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Judy Tillman
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