Risk Management and Reducing Improper Payments: A Case Study of the U.S. Department of Labor

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Professors Greer and Bullock detail DOL’s innovative approach to improve outcomes and performance related to improper payments, which is an area of operational risk that has been identified as a legislative priority.

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Thomas H. Stanton and Douglas W. Webster
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Pursuing Risk Management in Government —A Leadership Imperative
It is a leadership imperative for government executives to mitigate the potency of uncertainty by managing the realities of risk.

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Applying Risk Management Strategies to Reduce Improper Payments
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The IBM Center's Weekly Roundup highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending July 29, 2016.
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The Office of Management and Budget released a long-awaited update to their guidance to agencies on steps they should take to manage – not avoid -- expected and unexpected risks to their operations. And the focus broadens from financial risks to all kinds of potential risks.
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This edition of the Business of Government magazine highlights strong leaders with the right talent who are charged with executing the business of government. These leaders are responsible for a vast array of government missions that comprise a significant chunk of the federal government budget.
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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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What can government executives learn from the GAO’s high-risk list?What have agencies done over the years to get their programs off the list? How can program stay off the list in the first place? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Dr. Don Kettl, author of the IBM Center report, Managing Risk, Improving Results: Lessons for Improving Government Management from GAO’s High-Risk List.
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The IBM Center's Weekly Roundup highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending May 20, 2016.
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Anne Rung joined me on The Business of Government Hour to discuss federal acquisition: why it is so complex, category management and its promise, driving innovation in acquisition, and efforts to strengthen government-industry relationships
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There are jokes that getting put on GAO’s high risk list is like the 1977 Eagles’ hit, “Hotel California,” where “you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.” But in fact, over one-third of agency programs on the list have gotten off. What’s the secret?
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For more than a quarter century, the U.S. Government Accountability Office has been highlighting and tracking a handful of programs that it judges as being at high risk for waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement.
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The IBM Center's Weekly Roundup highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending May 6, 2016.
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