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.

On the Radio Hour

Tiffany Hixson
Assistant Commissioner, Office of Professional Services...

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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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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.
580 recommendations
Since the creation of the IBM Center for The Business of Government over fourteen years ago, it has been our goal to help public sector leaders and managers address real-world problems by sponsoring independent, third-party research from top minds in academe and the nonprofit sector.
2,018 recommendations
A Presidential election year provides an opportunity to step back and consider major issues that will face government in the future. Our Center has devoted significant attention to this topic 4, 8, and 12 years ago, and this year we will build on that tradition.
390 recommendations
Given the number of sustainability projects and initiatives underway within most federal agencies, the key question becomes: How should managers in the federal government implement and measure the benefits of sustainable practices? In attempting to tackle this question and assist government executive charged with wrestling with it, we present a new Center report, Best Practices for Leading Sustainability Efforts, by Jonathan M. Estes.
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Our Guide is a short and timely primer on how to manage in the federal government. This 24-page document includes six 'to dos' for government executives, a discussion on stakeholder groups, and eight essential tools for achieving your goals.
1,085 recommendations
Governing to Win Series Part 3: A Conversation on Rethinking Government Purchasing and Supply Chains with Raj Sharma, contributor, Governing to Win: Enhancing National Competitiveness through New Policy and Operating Approaches
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