Weekly Roundup January 23, 2015


The IBM Center's Weekly Round Up highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending January 23.

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Pursuing IT Standardization and Consolidation: Insights from Dave Bowen, Director of Health Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, Defense Health Agency, U.S. Department of Defense
The provision of health services is a critical and significant mission within each branch of the U.S. Military, as well as an integral part of the U.S....

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Weekly Roundup January 23, 2015
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Taking advantage of centralized IT services sometimes requires a change in how departments or agencies regard their business processes.
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Join us for a conversation with government technology leaders on the intersection of technology and government mission.
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Recent recommendations from OMB around IT Reform depend critically on the ability of those individuals and teams to manage large scale IT programs effectively, and to communicate with each other before, during, and after the contracts for such programs are released. This reality reinforces the fact that success relies on people, not technology: well-qualified leaders and managers who are incentivized to work together and achieve results.
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This article is adapted from Marilu Goodyear, Holly T. Goerdel, Shannon Portillo, and Linda Williams, “Cybersecurity Management in the States: The Emerging Role of Chief Information Security Officers“ (Washington, DC: IBM Center for The Business of Government, 2010).
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For the 23rd time since 1790, the U.S. Census Bureau has conducted the constitutionally-required, decennial national headcount in 2010.
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Using new technologies more effectively is among the key priorities for organizations today.
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“My strategic objective is to pioneer, field, and employ game-changing information capabilities that give information dominance over potential adversaries and decision superiority for U.S. commanders and operating forces.”
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“Our mission is quite simply to provide the safest air transportation in the world. We do this extraordinarily well. We are running record low accident rates.”
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When tackling very challenging problems, the discussion turns into a very tactical list of questions. How do we do that? Has anyone done that before? Who is the best in breed in solving that type of problem? How can we budget for that? What resources do we have? What resources do we need to pull in?
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