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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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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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 we seek to do is go beyond the buzz to introduce and connect our readers to actual public-sector executives who are leading agencies or initiatives that are focused on critical missions. The leaders profiled in this edition offer compelling insights, lessons learned, and, most of all, advice to others that is marked by clarity of mind and a sense of purpose. It is truly leadership in action...
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What is the DoD’s Acquisition Visibility initiative? How does it provide key data and information to decision-makers? What’s next for DoD’s Acquisition Visibility? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Mark Krzysko, Deputy Director DoD’s Acquisition Enterprise Information.
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The IBM Center has released a special report, Fast Government: Accelerating Service Quality While Reducing Cost and Time, on which this forum is based.
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The Obama administration’s recently proposed budget calls for more investment in the nation’s public buildings.
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The world is changing rapidly, profoundly, and in every direction. For the U.S. federal government, an increasingly challenging political and fiscal environment provides a powerful catalyst for supply chain transformation.
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The Center completed the updates for the Operator’s Manual for Administration officials, incorporating lessons learned since the last printing.
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How government managers can meet the challenges of overseeing not only their own staff, but often a staff of contractors as well.
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Budget stress in the wake of the recent recession has been an incentive for many U.S. local officials to explore new cooperative relationships with neighboring jurisdictions. County governments are in a strategic position to develop shared service projects and interlocal agreements for service delivery.
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Dr. Phil Joyce, author of an IBM Center report, "The Cost of Budget Uncertainty," joined me on a Special Edition of The Business of Government Hour: A Conversation with Authors to discuss his report, the fiscal cliff, federal budget dysfunction and its cost, continuing resolutions, and recommendations to ameliorate the adverse effects of the current budget uncertainty.
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Mr. Werfel is responsible coordinating OMB's efforts to initiate government-wide improvements in all areas of financial management.
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