Weekly Roundup: January 16-20, 2017

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The IBM Center's Weekly Roundup highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending January 20, 2017.

On the Radio Hour

Seth Diamond
Commissioner
New York City Department of Homeless Services

In the magazine

Getting Big Things Done in Government
Two professional associations, the American Society for Public Administration and the National Academy of Public Administration, have joined to sponsor a...

On the blog

Taking a Targeted Approach to Civil Service Reform
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 12:28
For at least three decades, politicians and the public have called for “civil service reform” without a strategic view...
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For over 75 years, the U.S. Social Security Administration, or SSA, has touched the lives of virtually every American, whether it is after the loss of a loved one, at the onset of a disability, or during the transition from work to retirement.
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GAO is uniquely positioned to help address the nation’s challenges and identify opportunities. GAO seeks not only to help position the government to better manage risks that could compromise the nation’s security, health, and solvency, but also to identify opportunities for managing government resources wisely for a more sustainable future.
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This edition of The Business of Government magazine provides a glimpse into the many challenges, risks, and opportunities facing today’s government executives.
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On this program, we introduce a select group of government leaders who offer their insights, outline successes, and tell us how they, in their own unique way, are making a difference in an era of fiscal austerity.
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What is transformational leadership? How have government leaders successfully led transformational change? When should government leaders consider undertaking transformation initiatives? These questions and so much more will be explored with Bob Reisner, author of the recent IBM Center report, A Leader’s Guide to Transformation: Developing a Playbook for Successful Change Initiatives.
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Ms. Erin C. Conaton is the Undersecretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C. She was confirmed March 4, 2010.
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Learn how program managers can assess whether their efforts to increase citizen participation in their programs are making a difference.
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Robert Reisner, an expert in government transformation, has culled these insights in his recent IBM Center report, A Leader’s Guide to Transformation: Developing a Playbook for Successful Change Initiatives. Based on these interviews, Reisner frames a series of interrelated steps that a government executive should consider when they undertake any transformation initiative.
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Social security is a well-established part of the societal landscape in traditional westernized countries. There are a variety of approaches, and there are substantial differences between the operation of social security under the predominantly insurance-based (or Bismarckian) systems and the social assistance (Beveridge) systems.
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DHS prevents homelessness wherever possible and provides short-term emergency shelter and re-housing support when needed.
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