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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Gay Gilbert
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Transforming VA’s IT Organization to Better Serve Veterans: Insights from LaVerne Council, Assistant Secretary for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
In his second inaugural address, President Abraham Lincoln spoke of the tragedies of the Civil War and society’s need to unify and “to care for him who...

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The IBM Center's Weekly Roundup highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending May 26, 2017.
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In the 1970s, the energy crisis resulted in federal buildings running warm in the summer and cool in the winter to save energy. Long-time employees remember when they were encouraged to wear short sleeve shirts in the summer, and personal space heaters were banned in the winter.
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The IBM Center's Weekly Roundup highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending May 5, 2017.
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The creation of a public shared service policy officer in OMB and the creation of a Unified Shared Service Management organization have helped renew momentum and lead the shared services effort.
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Articles from across the Web that we at the IBM Center for The Business of Government found interesting for the week of April 24-28.
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Government must function differently in the 21st Century given challenges it faces, and the opportunities for citizens and business to contribute to improvements in service delivery.
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Important social challenges cross agency boundaries, and working effectively to solve these problems is not easy. Join us as we explore how New Zealand tackles these wicked challenges with Rodney Scott, co-author of the IBM Center report, Interagency Performance Targets: A Case Study of New Zealand’s Results Programme. How have Public Management Reforms evolved in New Zealand? What is the New Zealand Results Programme? What can other governments learn from the New Zealand experience?
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Most performance measurement efforts in government are partial: they focus on a project, policy or a few select government departments. In my experience, this approach hardly ever succeeds.
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You can’t solve “horizontal” problems with “vertical” solutions, warns University of Maryland professor Don Kettl. And the country of New Zealand – a forerunner of government reforms – learned that the hard way.
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