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The success of a Presidential administration rests in the hands of leadership - political appointees and career executives who are responsible for implementing policy, achieving mission outcomes, and running government operations. By focusing on “leadership talent” as a key priority, the next President can significantly enhance government’s capacity for political and career executives to deliver strong results for the Nation.

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Weekly Roundup May 1, 2015
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The IBM Center's Weekly Round Up highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending...
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The success of a Presidential administration rests in the hands of leadership - political appointees and career executives who are responsible for implementing policy, achieving mission outcomes, and running government operations. By focusing on “leadership talent” as a key priority, the next President can significantly enhance government’s capacity for political and career executives to deliver strong results for the Nation.
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The IBM Center's Weekly Round Up highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending May 1.
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Last Friday, the IBM Center for The Business of Government and the Partnership for Public Service had the honor of co-hosting a group of leading experts from academe, as well as several former senior officials from Administrations of both parties, to frame key management issues and opportunities for the next Presidential term.
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With each edition, my goal is straightforward: to introduce readers to the works, insights, and advice from some of today’s key government executives, who are tackling significant management challenges and seizing opportunities to lead.
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We are pleased to announce our latest round of awards for new reports on key public sector challenges, which respond to priorities identified in the Center's long-term research agenda.
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This edition of The Business of Government magazine underscores the importance of correlating short-term decision-making with long-range consequences.
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This Forum offers a primer on each of the six trends and the insights that can help government executives respond more effectively to their mission and management challenges.
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Today, the Center for the Business of Government is pleased to release our latest view of key issues facing public sector leaders and stakeholders over the next several years: “Six Trends Driving Change in Government.”
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The IBM Center for The Business of Government has looked across our interactions with government leaders and stakeholders, as well as the considerable work and thinking of our authors, to identify a set of trends that will drive change in government.
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Government executives need to understand one of the most complex bureaucratic processes in government: the federal procurement system. Understanding this system is key to a successful tenure in government. The new IBM Center report, A Guide for Agency Leaders on Federal Acquisition can help agency leaders understand the basics of the federal procurement process.
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