Weekly Roundup: January 23-27, 2017


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

In the magazine

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...

On the blog

After the Award: How to Make Contracts Deliver
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 14:33
Like acquisition, contract performance is a team sport, so collaboration, communication and trust characterize the best...
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What are the strategic priorities for the GSA’s Office of Integrated Technology Services? How does ITS maximize the value of government IT while also lowering its cost? What is ITS doing to improve its operations and become a more efficient and agile? Join host Michael Keegan as he explore these questions and more with Mary Davie, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Integrated Technology Services (ITS) in GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service (FAS).
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Agile delivery approaches support the federal government’s goals of doing more with less and improving the agency’s ability to manage their budgets and delivery dates.
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What are the challenges of acquiring complex products? What lessons can be learned from the Coast Guard’s Deepwater program? How can government executive most effectively manage complex acquisitions? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions through the works Trevor Brown and David Van Slyke authors of several IBM Center reports on federal acquisition.
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Today, the IBM Center for The Business of Government is pleased to release a new report, Eight Actions to Improve Defense Acquisition, by Jacques Gansler and William Lucyshyn, University of Maryland.
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The authors present eight significant actions that the federal government can take to improve the federal acquisition process.
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Today, the Center for the Business of Government is pleased to release our latest view of key issues facing public sector leaders and stakeholders over the next several years: “Six Trends Driving Change in Government.”
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The IBM Center for The Business of Government has looked across our interactions with government leaders and stakeholders, as well as the considerable work and thinking of our authors, to identify a set of trends that will drive change in government.
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What would happen if time became a key performance metric in government efficiency and effectiveness? What is fast government? How can we develop strategies and tools to deliver Fast Government? What are the barriers to innovation, speed, and performance? Join host Michael Keegan next week on a Special Edition of The Business of Government Hour.
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Government executives need to understand one of the most complex bureaucratic processes in government: the federal procurement system. Understanding this system is key to a successful tenure in government. The new IBM Center report, A Guide for Agency Leaders on Federal Acquisition can help agency leaders understand the basics of the federal procurement process.
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This report answers seven key questions that government executives should know about the procurement process.
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