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Insights from Dr. Phyllis Schneck, Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications, National Protection and Programs Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
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Creating IT Start-Ups in Government
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The Administration wants to infuse private sector tech and know-how into government operations. It has created two...
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Public leaders face the challenge of finding ways to bridge silos in their organizations. In this report, Dr. Mergel examines one tool that can help them do this—Wikis. Many of us are familiar with Wikipedia, which relies on thousands of active contributors who share their knowledge freely on a dazzling breadth of topics, with an accuracy rate rivaling that of traditional encyclopedias.
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While all federal agencies have developed “open government plans,” many managers find themselves unfamiliar with what tactics and tools work best, under different scenarios.
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For over a decade, the Federal Government has increasingly moved its activities online. This movement has been facilitated by the acceptance of electronic processes to identify people online. A recent Presidential action to sign a law through automated means illustrates just how far we've come, even as there is still more work to do.
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Articles we found interesting from across the Web, the week of May 22, 2011.
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Articles we found interesting, the week of May 23, 2011
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The implications of social media on knowledge management.
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Dr. Mergel describes the managerial, cultural, behavioral, and technological issues that public managers face in starting and maintaining Wikis.
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In reality, the ideal, centrally-managed hub solution doesn’t appear overnight. Instead, the real world picture is that most businesses already have several disparate components comprising their supply chain strategy, along with large sets of data that move through these Information Technology (IT) systems on a daily basis. As a result, in order to move towards the goal of a centrally-managed hub-based approach, the solution is often implemented in phases.
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Articles we found interesting from across the Web, the week of May 16, 2011
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Ever wonder how a heavy loaded wheel would be able to function without the connecting spokes to the hub? You probably wouldn’t get too far. Think of the spokes as a variety of global supply chains that fall under one organization (the hub).
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