Weekly Roundup: January 23-27, 2017

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The IBM Center's Weekly Roundup highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending January 27, 2017.

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Regional Commissioner Northwest/Arctic, Federal Acquisition...
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Reform of the Federal IT Budget - Increasing Strategy, Decreasing Complexity
The federal budget process is an exercise in time travel. At any given moment, agency budget and program managers may live in as many as three years at the...

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Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 10:26
On July 19, I had the honor of joining a panel at an event, Outlook for federal agency program management and...
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